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Old 26 May 2013, 10:18 am
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hi to forum. I have a 2006 pt cruiser touring edition. the hatchback continues to open itself. the little ting you squeezed died a few years ago and to have it replace I would have to break the emblem and I don't want to do that. for the past few years have used the key to open and close the hatchback. but this past weekend, it does not to close. not even slamming it work. it closes it and then a few seconds later you hears the movement of the lock unlocking itself. the only way I have been able to manipulated it is by closing it, running to the front , getting in and then closing it by the front locks. and then if anyone else has to get in the door, opening the doors manually.
please let me with the solution so I can get this working propertly again. I don't want to go to the dealer, it is like giving them my first born
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Old 26 May 2013, 11:08 am
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Default Re: lift gate keeps on opening itself

Irene, Welcome to the forum.

Maybe one of these older threads will help.

Rear hatch unlocks when I get in and start engine.

Rear Hatch Door Unlocks intermitedly...

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Old 27 May 2013, 10:56 am
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hi there, none have. I have a 2006 not 2005. this is frustrating. to say the least. the boyfriend is the mechanical person. I just don't want to drive anywhere I don't feel safe with a hatchback that wont close.
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Old 27 May 2013, 07:06 pm
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Default Re: lift gate keeps on opening itself

I don't think you need to break the emblem, looks like it bolts through from behind. So you just need to remove the interior hatch panel, and should have access to the 3 bolts that hold on the switch.

The part number varies by color, as the inset is colored to match, looks like they go for about $120.00 online.

From what I can find, the rear panel is held on by spring clips, double check for screws to be sure though.
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