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Old 12 Jun 2010, 11:44 am
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Default 05 rear hatch opens at start up

I need help! Every time I turn the ignition switch on, the rear hatch opens on its own. I must have a short some where but don't know where to begin.
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Old 12 Jun 2010, 02:46 pm
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Default Re: 05 rear hatch opens at start up

I did a lot of searching on this and it's a strange one. Don't think it's come up before.

I found a person having the exact same problem with, believe it or not, a Jaguar.

Hers, if she just hit the unlock door button once for only the drivers door, everything worked fine but if she hit the remote twice for all the doors to unlock, then when the ignition was turned on, the rear glass (she doesn't have a hatch) would pop open.

The answer from a tech said: Water penetrates the switch and unlocking then happens in response to anything being switched - start engine, switch some other circuit or just at random. The fault is usually the button for opening the rear glass, in your case the rear hatch,this can be changed easily.


Might not be your answer but it's all I could fine. Maybe one of the Tech's on this forum has another idea.
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Old 12 Jun 2010, 07:35 pm
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Default Re: 05 rear hatch opens at start up

Thanks for the info, at least it's some where to start.
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Old 21 Jul 2010, 11:39 am
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Default Re: 05 rear hatch opens at start up

My '05 just started this same thing and it was right after I washed it and opened the hatch to wipe down the inside of the door frame. Guessing I must have gotten water in the switch in the process.

Glad I could find an idea of what to do here.
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Default Re: 05 rear hatch opens at start up

Glad you did too. Hope it works.
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