My tailgate ONLY locks and unlocks manually

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Ok so I have been wondering about this for some time- hopefully I am not the only one

My tailgate door ONLY locks and unlocks manually. Does not respond to door lock buttons on fob or front doors. The reason this is an issue- if I lock my car and leave it, anyone can just open my tailgate. The alarm goes off, but still...

If I want it locked I have to lock it manually. Then it does not unlock electronically. If I need something after I have locked it but also after I have unlocked the vehicle with my fob or buttons I still must go back and unlock my tailgate manually.

I have forgotten I locked it and set off my alarm about 10 times. Frustrating.

Am I alone, a.k.a. I need it repaired, or is this a known goof?



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Mine locks /unlocks with the remote. Might want to have it checked out.
 

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Also, take a look in the options screen. See of there is an option whereby the fob is used Yes/No to open the tailgate.
 

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Also, take a look in the options screen. See of there is an option whereby the fob is used Yes/No to open the tailgate.
I would check this since it's been a while since I've dug through there.

With that said, this is almost certainly an issue. Mine definitely locks/unlocks with the key fob or the internal electronic door locks.
 

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Ok so I have been wondering about this for some time- hopefully I am not the only one

My tailgate door ONLY locks and unlocks manually. Does not respond to door lock buttons on fob or front doors. The reason this is an issue- if I lock my car and leave it, anyone can just open my tailgate. The alarm goes off, but still...

If I want it locked I have to lock it manually. Then it does not unlock electronically. If I need something after I have locked it but also after I have unlocked the vehicle with my fob or buttons I still must go back and unlock my tailgate manually.

I have forgotten I locked it and set off my alarm about 10 times. Frustrating.

Am I alone, a.k.a. I need it repaired, or is this a known goof?
Well, the button on the Hammel is only for locking, not unlocking. But if that's not working, it seems you've definitely got an issue. Had it always been like that, or is it a new development? Possible harness damage at the hinge area? Also, do you have proximity?
 

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ill verify that you sir are the first on this issue. Mine unlocks and locks with the fob.. i believe the sport base model and the lower sport willys package are fully manual windows and locks but everything else is power on everything. My self would inspect the wire about the rear door hatch. quite possible the clip is loose or fell out thats in the rear door section behind the plastic cover. If not id test the power at the lock plug with a test light. could be a loose fuse too. added the swinggate logic so you can see the wiring should be there. but if you go to the fuse diagram section you'll find the full connector plug section that shows you every connector in the jeep to check


https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/JL-Wiring-Diagrams/SWINGGATE---LOCK-SYSTEM.pdf
 
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Thanks for the replies. I agree it is defective. Honestly I dont know if it has always been this way or not. If you are near the tailgate you can hear the tailgate handle/lock apparatus "clicks" and makes an attempt to work when the fob is pushed but doesn't actually perform the lock/unlock action. I do NOT have proximity entry.
I will get it looked at. Should be straightforward for my 3rd grade JCDR service dept. I think a lift should fix the problem
I will update with progress.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I agree it is defective. Honestly I dont know if it has always been this way or not. If you are near the tailgate you can hear the tailgate handle/lock apparatus "clicks" and makes an attempt to work when the fob is pushed but doesn't actually perform the lock/unlock action. I do NOT have proximity entry.
I will get it looked at. Should be straightforward for my 3rd grade JCDR service dept. I think a lift should fix the problem
I will update with progress.
Hi Jordan,
We're sorry to hear about this. If you need any additional assistance while working with your dealer, please feel free to send our team a private message.
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Thanks for the replies. I agree it is defective.
There is a Youtube channel named "100 Rental cars". Some months ago he had a JL Wrangler. He complains that the fob does not work with the tailgate and he is forced to use the key.
 
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There is a Youtube channel named "100 Rental cars". Some months ago he had a JL Wrangler. He complains that the fob does not work with the tailgate and he is forced to use the key.
I just found and watched it. How random is that!? He specifically says you will need the actual key to open the tailgate door.

I am going to take it in and have it looked at, but I am suspicious that some may be assuming theirs locks and unlocks with the fob when in actuality it does not.

I would encourage all to check this...
 

                           













































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