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You just pull back the interior tailgate panel right above the bump in the middle
where the latch is. There are no screws or bolts in that area, you can safely pull it back
about 2 inches. Then you'll have to stuck your finger in and push down the release bar.

When you get your finger back there, you should be able to feel for the part that need to
be pushed down. When that part is pushed down, the glass has been unlocked.


Now that the glass is unlocked, it and the tailgate can be opened. Now you can remove the
interior tailgate panel, it has one screw on each side and easily lifts off.

The actuator that needs to be replaced costs $58 from the dealer, so if you don't want
to replace it yet, but still want to open the back, you can leave the panel off and just push the
manual release level.
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If it were only that easy. There is a screw attached to a "flange" piece of metal where the hump is facing outside, i.e., the the window side that is attached to the inside of the tailgate. I've even tried using a crowbar just to try to break the thing.
The actuator works it is a small piece of plastic that is broken. And they didn't make it out of metal because...?
If you are inside the vehicle facing the rear window and were able to pull the rear tailgate panel what side is the manual release lever on right or left? Is it located up closer to the hump?
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If you look close at this photo towards the top there is a half circle on the trim representing the fact that the flange I was talking about was broken off.
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The blue piece of plastic is what needs to be replaced.

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From what I've seen, the only way to get the window to release at that point is to actually break the trim panel to pulled it off and manually release the back window... If you're lucky you'll only snap off a small piece where it's screwed to the gate itself and you'll be able to reuse it, but it's not uncommon for it to split in half when you start yanking on it... Not a bad idea to run by a junk yard and see if you can find a spare before even starting.
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Just did mine. THANKS!
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Thank you so much!! I really appreciate all the pics and info on how to repair the rear lift glass release button. The instructions was very easy to follow and the tips was awesome. I give it a 5 star rating. Thank you again.
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I love seeing that this thread is still helping people years after I made it Glad it has helped so many!
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I've been trying to get myself motivated to fix mine for years. Thanks for the pics and info - will make it so much easier.
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