Okay, well that's good. Since the gate is open you can easily remove the trim panel to access the motor. Before doing this though, you can check the fuse labeled LCK2 (15 amp), OBS DET (10 amp) and UNLCK2 (15 amp) all in the instrument panel fuse block located at the left side of the instrument panel behind the access panel. If these fuses are good then the liftgate release relay may be bad, unfortunately this is a printed circuit board (PCB) relay which means it is built into the fuse block, so if it is bad the entire block must be replaced. You said you hear a noise when pushing the button though, so I would assume that is the relay clicking. You can test the motor by supplying 12v direct power to it from a 12v source (i.E. Spare car battery). With 12v direct power and a ground, the motor should run without using a switch. If it doesn't run this way it is bad, if it does run then power is not getting to it.
Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 11:04 PM