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04-12-2008, 18:11
I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee and for some reason the rear hatch door will not open. I have tried using both the keyless entry as well as the key itself.

Do you think I should call a locksmith? Or do I take it into a dealership or something?

04-13-2008, 11:30
I believe the problem is in the mechanism that releases the latch, nothing to do with the key or remote. A dealership or a locksmith will be an expensive option, I would take it to an independent shop if you have one you can trust. I can not remember exactly what I had to do to fix the one I worked on, but the most difficult part is getting at the problem when you can not open the hatch. The fix itself was obvious and easy once I got the cover off(I think it had to do with the linkage).

04-15-2008, 21:39
Hey thanks for the help i will see what I can do.

04-29-2008, 02:39

Probably gonna have to take apart the back door from the inside. It's a *****. Once you get it exposed, open it and readjust the linkage.