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Old 22 Aug 2017, 04:20 pm
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Default Back door won't open with remote key

The remote key has been opening the very back door all of a sudden it stopped. The wagon door would open when I would press the unlock button 2 twice on the remote key. I thought maybe the remote key was malfunctioning because it was old so I had another key made. The problem persist with new key. They back door will open when I put the key in and turn it.
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Old 22 Aug 2017, 04:43 pm
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are you saying it unlocks everything except 1 rear door?
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Old 22 Aug 2017, 09:09 pm
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The sensors DONT like to have the hatch slammed shut. If it is done often enough time replace them.

Me.. I am getting tired of changing them at least every month now..
I just instructed the shops janitor( sanitation ENGINEER) how to change them. I dont think I am going to ever do another PT Cruiser rear hatch sensor or support struts ( now that was a stupid long response on another thread)and lock mechanism unless it is mine.

The local NAPA store now keeps both in stock just for us.
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Old 22 Aug 2017, 10:42 pm
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The sensors DONT like to have the hatch slammed shut. If it is done often enough time replace them.

Me.. I am getting tired of changing them at least every month now..
I just instructed the shops janitor( sanitation ENGINEER) how to change them. I dont think I am going to ever do another PT Cruiser rear hatch sensor or support struts ( now that was a stupid long response on another thread)and lock mechanism unless it is mine.

The local NAPA store now keeps both in stock just for us.
Maybe on the bottom of the hatch door we should put a sign that says "Be nice to the hatch door".
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Old 24 Aug 2017, 01:42 pm
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Yea it's the very back one. Is there a particular sensor I need to buy. Is it easy to install?
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 12:29 am
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Default Re: Back door won't open with remote key

A friend has a much newer than mine PT Cruiser, it has the full hatch back door on it. It will not open at all.

Is there a way to manually open it?

I bought a nice push button switch to replace the one in the handle in the middle of the door but can't open the hatch to remove the inner door panel to put it in place.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 01:57 am
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Default Re: Back door won't open with remote key

You should be able to remove most of the plastic hatch trim from inside the car...
from there, you can pull the rod to open door.
Once the door is open you can pull the lower hatch trim.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 07:59 pm
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Default Re: Back door won't open with remote key

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A friend has a much newer than mine PT Cruiser, it has the full hatch back door on it. It will not open at all.

Is there a way to manually open it?

I bought a nice push button switch to replace the one in the handle in the middle of the door but can't open the hatch to remove the inner door panel to put it in place.
Your friends PT, is it minus the key lock on the rear hatch? If so, there is a thread somewhere on this forum, I've been trying to locate it, but another member had the same issue. He was able to get the rear hatch opened by removing the D pillar trim, locating the wires that go to the rear hatch latch assembly, and he was able to short the wires together and that would trigger the latch assembly to open. With the hatch closed and the rear shelf in place, you won't be able to remove the inside panel on the rear hatch. You can't even remove the rear shelf without opening the rear hatch, even if you put the back seats down as the shelf has to go backward, towards the hatch to be removed.

Once you get the hatch opened then you can add the secondary switch to take the place of the failed touch pad.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 09:54 pm
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Default Re: Back door won't open with remote key

The thread rckstein mentioned; start here

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... there is a thread somewhere on this forum, I've been trying to locate it, but another member had the same issue.
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Once you get the hatch opened then you can add the secondary switch to take the place of the failed touch pad.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 10:01 pm
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