- May 22, 2012
Well hello to you all, I have come from the other side and see some familiar user names here, glad I found you guys. okay so I've had a few issues lately with the Liftgate electrics. I first heard a clicking in the lock mechanism whenever the liftgate is open, had a blown passanger side license plate bulb, rear wiper not working, key fob acting strange as well. So I change the plate bulb since that was easy to do. I put the new bulb in and it didnt work as first nor did the driver side one. when I closed the liftgate i noticed they both came on briefly and then went out again. I read lots about the issues others have and some sound the same as mine. I gave up (to easily of course) and took it to the dealer due to my lack of mechanical skills and tools. The dealer says I need a new LCM mine is fried and a new latch because its rusty and the module can't read it open or closed. I near fell over when it was $123 to diagnose and $761 to repair. I went back to show them that the license plate lights have something to do with it but they say no and the fix they suggested may not fix the license plate lights. here's the weird stuff I noticed at the dealer, with liftgate open the clicking starts, if I pull ds license bulb clicking gets a bit quieter, after pull the ps license bulb the clicking stops. If there are no license plate bulbs in at all the key fob doesn't work either. I put the bulbs back in and clicking comes back, if I turn on the parking lights the clicking stops but no license plate lights are on. I also noticed that the license plate lights would flicker very dim with each click of the lock mechanism. I left the bulbs out, closed the liftgate and went to drive away but the dic said rear liftgate was open but it wasn't. I put the two license plate bulbs back in and the dic display went normal again. do you think these issues are related or seperate. any help is appeciated.