Rear power hatch won't open

Tiny
TBUCKIT1
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
Electrical problem 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 55000 miles

The rear power hatch on my '05 Pacifica unlatches and then opens a few inches and then closes and latches back. If it is open, it will close all the way and latch.

It's almost like the safety switch is malfunctioning, as if the gate came in contact with an object while opening and reverses and closes. I've been playing with the switch on the gate and can't get it to do what it should. I finally gave up and put it back where it was.

Anyone have any input on this? It would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Saturday, March 1st, 2008 AT 1:28 PM

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Tiny
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My rear hatch will not unlock sometimes and sometimes it does. Very intermittent. Taking it to dealers on monday.
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Friday, June 20th, 2008 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like it is a problem with the logic control module for the rear lift gate. Here are some diagrams of the component locations of the lift gate system. I also found the wiring diagrams along with this guide to help you do some testing.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Check out the diagrams (below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
ARMIN E. MEIER
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Well, thanks for publishing this schematic of the wiring.
I was under the impression the door switch resistor of 4.69K was the NC system and shorting it our would be the signal.
So I have to take it apart again and replace the resistor in series to the switch.
Where did you find these drawings they are not in the manual we have.
Thanks a lot.

Armin
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Sunday, June 14th, 2020 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Glad that helped you out as well. We have access to the online database of Alldata and those are the diagrams they provide. Let us know if you need more info. If so, feel free to get a post started with your specific issue and we can help out. Thanks

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new
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Sunday, June 14th, 2020 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
ARMIN E. MEIER
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Hi Kasekenny,

Yes, this diagram saved by bacon. Now the switch is working with a ne]w 4.69 K resistor mix.

But I still have a problem with the release/lock mechanism.
Now I took it apart again to check one of the switches internally
he bottom spring is very difficult to get it back in the assembly.
But we see tomorrow.

Thanks,

Armin
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Sunday, June 14th, 2020 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Thanks for the update. Keep us posted on what you find or if you need more info to help out. Thanks
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Monday, June 15th, 2020 AT 4:38 PM
Tiny
ARMIN E. MEIER
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Hi Kasekenny1,

Good news, I got the lock mechanism back together with this nasty spring and all works perfect now!
Hurray and thanks for your help!

Armin
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Monday, June 15th, 2020 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Awesome. Thanks for the update and good work. I am sure that info will help others as well. Thanks for using 2CarPros and come back in the future if you need more help.
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Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
IAN
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
How do I manually open up the hatch on my Chrysler Pacifica
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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The CS utilizes an electronic lift gate release system. In the unlikely event that the vehicle losses power or the electric release system fails the following procedure can be used to open the rear lift gate.

Obtain a large flat-bladed screwdriver, enter the vehicle and approach the lift gate.

On the lower portion of the lift gate trim panel you will find a 25mm plastic plug. Remove the plug from the trim panel by gently prying out.

Insert the screwdriver through the access hole and find the slot in the beige release lever. Rotate the release lever up and to the right (when facing rearward), Hold the release lever until the latch has cleared the striker.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
IAN
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
I have a 2004 chrysler pacifica and the rear hatch will not open. It is locked tight and I cannot open it (either by the remote or manually).

How do I open it so that I can replace the latch?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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That's going to be difficult. You are going to have to somehow gain access to the inside of the hatch through the trim on the inside but that will be very hard to do without damaging it in the closed position.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)

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