Can't open rear glass hatch

Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby sausagefingers [OP] » September 29th 2010, 4:01am

Long story short, my '04 Astro was stolen a couple of weeks ago and it was recovered two days later parked in a neighborhood. They didn't really mess anything up except when talking to neighbors, someone saw them fly through an intersection, get a little air and bottom it out. Besides a new alignment and muffler everything is pretty much ok except the rear glass hatch won't open. It has the button you press that engages a motor that unlatches the locks on it but now when the button is pressed nothing happens. Now I can't figure out how to get it open to see what's wrong since it's shut I can't take the plastic panels off from the inside. Unless there is a manual switch somewhere I'm out of ideas on what to do.
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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby mkj54 » September 29th 2010, 5:09pm

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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby RECox286 » September 30th 2010, 3:27am

By rear glass hatch, I think you mean the dutch door? What have you tried? ...checked?

Take a look at the referenced thread, you may get some ideas there. Then, get back to us with some details, the more the merrier.

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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby sausagefingers [OP] » October 10th 2010, 10:05pm

I checked all the fuses none of them looked blown, so I'd switch out the one for the lighter/door but which one is it? I don't have manual for my van and what little searching on the interweb hasn't show me either. Help please...
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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby Mr_Bowtie » October 10th 2010, 10:51pm

Is it possible that its not getting the signal that the Van is in PARK? I believe that you have to be in park to pop it right? :think:
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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby rotor » October 11th 2010, 1:43am

I just had this happen on my van. It ended up being the Cigarette lighter fuse(#12 or 13 I think).
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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby sausagefingers [OP] » October 11th 2010, 3:26am

rotor wrote:I just had this happen on my van. It ended up being the Cigarette lighter fuse(#12 or 13 I think).


Awesome thanks, i'll go check that out. We had the stupid thing at a shop the last 3 weeks while the insurance adjuster came and the shop aligned and replaced the muffler so I haven't been able to look at anything. Note to everyone out there, don't get your van stolen...
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Re: Can't open rear glass hatch

Postby sausagefingers [OP] » October 15th 2010, 7:12am

Well of course that was it. Hell I didn't even realize there were two fuse blocks in this thing. Anyway thanks alot for the help. You did what 4 mechanics couldn't figure out at a reputable shop hahaha... Now my next question, what is the electrical box next to the fuse panel under the dash? There were two things disconnected from it and I don't have a clue what they are for or if I should even plug them in. I'll just ask this in electrical....
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