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Open LiftGate with no power?

Can the power liftgate be opened manually from the outside if the vehicle has no power, as in a dead battery? I could pull a cable to find out, but if someone knows it'd save some trouble and maybe some lost settings. It's a '14 GC SRT.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:45 PM
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Re: Open LiftGate with no power?

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Can the power liftgate be opened manually from the outside if the vehicle has no power, as in a dead battery? I could pull a cable to find out, but if someone knows it'd save some trouble and maybe some lost settings. It's a '14 GC SRT.
thx
For what it's worth, there's a dead battery and there's a dead battery. Even a battery too low to start the vehicle may still allow you to raise the back gate or at least pop the latch so you can raise it manually.

Having said that, that's why I keep my jumper cables in the excess space next to the battery under the seat. There's just enough room to slip them in and out without moving the seat.
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Re: Open LiftGate with no power?

From the manual:

"In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate
trim panel."

So, the liftgate and be opened without power, but only from the inside. No manual access from the outside.
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Re: Open LiftGate with no power?

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So, the liftgate and be opened without power, but only from the inside. No manual access from the outside.
I'll have my defrosting frozen stuff let itself out then
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Re: Open LiftGate with no power?

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From the manual:

"In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate
trim panel."

So, the liftgate and be opened without power, but only from the inside. No manual access from the outside.
I hate stuff like that, and it's all over the Jeep: the gas flap, the lift gate, the list goes on and on....silly hidden panels with pull cords and pop switches.

Why would it be such a huge deal to put a hidden key slot on the outside that you can use with the manual key inside the fob? People with pet carriers, anti-theft equipment cages or even a cargo area full of vacation luggage would be pretty well screwed if they had to get into the back with the current system.
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Re: Open LiftGate with no power?

Not sure if it works without power, but lifting the handle twice quickly opens it manually.
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Not sure if it works without power, but lifting the handle twice quickly opens it manually.
Not without power. The lock is still electronic.

First press still unlocks and activates the motor - the second stops it so you can operate it manually.
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