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Old 01 Jun 2015, 02:34 pm
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Default tailgate can only be opened with key

previously, if I unlock the door(double click the remote unlock button), I can lift the tailgate,

but now, even though I unlock the door, I must use the key to open the tailgate.

Any one has any idea to fix this problem?

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Old 01 Jun 2015, 02:34 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

it is a 06 touring
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 02:44 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

Either the power actuator or the touch pad is bad.

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Old 01 Jun 2015, 02:54 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

thanks

I just checked, there is no touch pad inside the handle, so might be the power actuator, have to learn how to fix it.
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 03:09 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

since my 06 touring does not have a touchpad, should I use the actuator of 05 model or 06 model year?

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Old 01 Jun 2015, 03:25 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

If there is no touch pad, how did you open the door before..??
The 2001-2005 have a spring loaded handle, the 2006-2010 have a touch pad.
The 3rd link above shows you how to bypass the touch pad by adding a switch.

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Old 01 Jun 2015, 03:36 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

mine is like the 2nd picture.
but I did not find anything to touch behind the emblem.

When the doors are unlocked, I just lift the emblem to open the gate.
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Old 01 Jun 2015, 03:39 pm
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Default Re: tailgate can only be opened with key

Behind the emblem is a little felt like pad, they short out after a time.
You will have to pull off the plastic from the inside of the hatch door to test for power to find out if the pad or the actuator went bad.
You cannot buy the pad separately, you have to replace the entire emblem...this is why some of us to choose to bypass it with a switch.

Your lucky you have a 2006, in 2008 they removed the key lock & went with touch pad only.
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