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2004 rear tailgate issue

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Omer, Oct 5, 2022.

  1. Oct 5, 2022 at 6:00 PM
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    Omer

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    Hey all,
    4runner 2004 v8 limited, having this guy for more than 2 years with no issues.
    4 days ago I couldn't open the tailgate door. Opened the tailgate panel from inside and released the hatch manually. Then I disconnected the ECU cable to restart the system. It worked perfectly, but only for 3 days.
    Today I did the same procedure but with no success. I can close the tailgate door, the lock making his sound but can't open.
    There's only one way I can open the tailgate gate door (not manually from the tailgate back panel) - remove the ECU-B fuse (10A), connect it back, lock the car with the key fob, unlocked with holding the unlock button (key fob) for 2 seconds and then the door opens, but when I close it again it locked.
    I noticed as well to a different mechanism / vacuum sound.
    I did lubricated the whole mechanism.
    Please, someone had the same problem and can assist? All youtube videos are the same and my case is a bit different.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2022 at 12:54 PM
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    Omer

    Omer [OP] New Member

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