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Old 18 Jun 2013, 09:08 am
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Default Re: lift gate keeps opening itself

Same thing was happening to my cruiser except it wasn't coming fully open but unlatching itself and catching on the striker. I cleaned ALL of the adhesive off with brake cleaner and a rag, let it airdry and had problems with it TILL that night. Haven't had no problems since. I'm guessing it was a dirty contact. This was about 2weeks ago when it started.
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Old 06 Sep 2013, 02:57 am
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i was having three issues with my 2005 tourer. The light on the radio and clock was going off intermittently and the touch pad on the hatch was not working with the hatch also unlocking whilst I was driving. I looked at all posts and someone suggested with the light issue to move the steering wheel up slightly. I have done that and it has solved all three issues , I will keep you posted as to how long it lasts. The touch pad has not worked for about twelve months so very happy
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 07:59 am
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Mollymarge, there is a fix for horn/display issue and it works!!
A grounding wire must be added.

Hard to press horn.
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by Mollymarge View Post
The touch pad has not worked for about twelve months
If your touch pad hasn't been working,this could be an inexpensive & easy fix/mod for that very problem:Liftgate touchpad replacement...Although;I thought they didn't start putting touch pads until 2006 model year,and you said yours is a 2005?(maybe it's a late 2005/early 2006?)
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Old 08 Nov 2017, 11:56 am
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Couple questions for ya. Where is the panel located at to unhook the wires, how do I get it off, and when I do disconnect the wire is this going to basically make my key fob not working anymore? Like I can't lock and unlock my car from the button? Just bought this 05 touring edition and having trouble with my trunk also. Thank you for any information you can give
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