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Old 24 Jul 2010, 11:58 am
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on my 08 PT, how can I get the rear hatch open if the touchpad goes bad...can't use a key ? There is no manul backup ??
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 01:31 pm
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Default Re: liftgate touchpad

I don't have one so I can't speak from actual experience,but if i remember correctly other members have said it can be controlled from your key fob and/or an interior button release/unlock. It probably explains this in your drivers manual.

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Old 24 Jul 2010, 01:53 pm
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Whether you use your key fob or you press the "door unlocking" switch on the driver's door, you still have to press the touchpad for the lock to release the hatch lock. It sure looks to me like, if the touchpad doesn't work, your up the creek.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 02:38 pm
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I have a separate hatch release on my keypad but if i hit the door release a couple times, both the back doors/passenger door and hatch all pop open.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 04:19 pm
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I wished mine worked like yours, Crewzin. On my keypad, I have a button to lock or unlock all my doors(twice will unlock all the doors) then you have to physically press the touchpad on the liftgate. only then are you able to lift the hatch (liftgate) I can't believe it was designed so that if the touchpad fails, there is no getting the hatch up. Could really be a problem on a trip. I know it has been designed like this from 06 to the present, can't believe I am the only one who has thought about this.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 05:09 pm
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You're not alone. There is at least one more. Check the second thread in the "similar threads" section at the bottom of this page.

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Old 25 Jul 2010, 10:00 pm
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Default Re: liftgate touchpad

I assume you've checked all the fuses? Chrysler uses these electric handles in a lot of their other vehicles, and I can honestly say we've never had any vehicle in our shop with a failed handle!

If you can wrestle the interior panel off, there's an emergency release inside on the latch mechanism.
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Old 02 Aug 2010, 07:08 pm
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Default Re: liftgate touchpad

On my 2007 if you use the key you do not need to use the touchpad. The key directly opens the liftgate, all you do is turn the key and pull the liftgate up.
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Old 02 Aug 2010, 07:53 pm
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Now there lies the problem..you can't use a key on the liftgate. They left off the key lock on the 08 models. Dumb !!
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Old 03 Aug 2010, 02:33 am
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Now there lies the problem..you can't use a key on the liftgate. They left off the key lock on the 08 models. Dumb !!
Roger
That sucks...glad I got a 2007 not a 2008.
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