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How to Open Hatch using Manual Override when your Battery is Out

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How to Open Hatch using Manual Override when your Battery is Out

Created on: 2017-01-16

If the hatch or lift kit on your vehicle lost power or the lock or latch mechanism has stopped working, this video will show how to manually override it

  1. step 1 :Opening the Hatch
    • Fold down the back seat
    • Pry off the button from the panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Open the latch with a pick to open the door

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Flashlight

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to be working without the 2008 Chevy equinox. We're going to show you how to open the hatch or the lift kit on your vehicle if it's lost power or the lock or latch mechanism has stopped operating. There is a manual override to release it without power.

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Pull down your back seat by lifting the latch at the top and laying it forward. Fall in to hatch area and, using a flat head screwdriver, pop up this access panel. Reach down in the side and move the little metal eyelet. They will give you a better idea of what you are reaching for to the access hole that's going to be the door panel. This one is the latch is what you're trying to hit with the flat-head screwdriver to manually open the door from the inside if the vehicle has lost power or connection of this latch simply. I'm pushing out on the door., and the hatch will open manually.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Flashlight

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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