Hatch glass will not latch/close

Tiny
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  • 2005 JEEP LIBERTY
  • 3.7L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 163,000 MILES
All of a sudden the glass of my trunk isn't closing, can anybody help me?
I just got a new battery and haven't connected it because I'm in the process of transmission work so I can't drive it right now anyway. Could my battery have something to do with why it isn't latching? I'm hoping it's something simple. :(
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 AT 2:59 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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If it goes gown but stays about an inch ope instead of latching it looks like the latch pawl that hold the glass has flipped closed. You can take a screwdriver, put it into the spot where the striker on the glass goes, hit the hatch release and see if it flips open. Mine did this a couple times until I sprayed it with some lubricant. The latch itself doesn't pop open, that is the function of the lever with the black rubber. The latch itself just rotates to open or close.
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Fixed it. Was just because battery was disconnected and it wasn't communicating.
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 2:57 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Steve.
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 2:57 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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No problem. Never had a battery swap cause that on mine. Had the latch trip and it wouldn't shut though.

But it works now so good.
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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Yes sir, thank you.
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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You are welcome, drop by anytime we will be here.
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 8:11 PM

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