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Old 06 Mar 2019, 09:39 pm
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Default 2006 vert...hatch lock..

So my rear hatch lock has gone wonky. If the car is locked and I use the remote to unlock the trunk, it will open, however when I close it the alarm goes off. IF I unlock the car first, then try to open the truck it won't work. Not from the fob. nor from the release in the glove compartment.

OR it may work fine....

Ok I traced it down to the hatch harness. It's deteriorating badly where it gets flexed each time the hatch is opened. One wire is broke, a couple of more will be soon.

MY question is has anyone replaced that harness and if so, how bad of a job was it? Still cold up here in the frozen North and I want to know how many layers of clothing I'll need to do this job!

I hope the harness is still available..

I also hope replacing the harness fixes the problem!
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Old 06 Mar 2019, 10:05 pm
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Default Re: 2006 vert...hatch lock..

According to this Parts Catalog, #9 is the decklid wiring on the 'vert:





There is one for sale on Ebay:

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Is the above what your wiring looks like that you're having the problem with?
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Old 06 Mar 2019, 10:29 pm
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Is the above what your wiring looks like that you're having the problem with?
I believe that it's item #7 (part#04795669AB) in your diagram.

I've been going back and forth on that all night! I think the drawing is showing the grommets on the harness that the other harness (9) doesn't have. (?)
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Old 06 Mar 2019, 10:44 pm
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Default Re: 2006 vert...hatch lock..

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I believe that it's item #7 (part#04795669AB) in your diagram.

I've been going back and forth on that all night! I think the drawing is showing the grommets on the harness that the other harness (9) doesn't have. (?)
It could be, that harness is called a Jumper:

https://www.moparpartsgiant.com/part...4795669ab.html
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Old 14 Feb 2020, 05:13 pm
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Default Re: 2006 vert...hatch lock..

Just saw this thread. This happened to my '06. Same issues but also the third brake light didn't work. I pulled the trim panel away from the hatch and cut the harness open where it bends into the hatch. Found two wires frayed and broken. I cut them loose from both ends of the harness, soldered two new lengths of wire in with small pieces of shrink tubing over the solder joint. I used some new lengths of the black convoluted tubing on the harness after I wrapped it well with electrical tape, snapped the plastic harness clips back and haven't had any more issues for two years now.
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Default Re: 2006 vert...hatch lock..

Just a comment on wires where they are flexed. Strand count and the fineness of strands makes a big difference where wire is flexed.

Basically, you can find four levels of wire stranding:

Single strand - a solid core of wire, like house wiring. You would never use this in a flex application.

Seven strand - a cluster of seven wire strands, six strands around the seventh strand, this is typical "hook up" wire, used for internal wiring of apliances where it may occasionally be flexed for service.

Around 19 strand wire - this is hook up wire used in high flex applications. You'll find this stranding in a quality line cord, like what you plug into an electrical socket.

50 to 100 strand wire - this is high flex wire, often used for test probes. You'll find this stranding in the test leads of a high quality multi-meter (VOM or volt meter).
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