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REAR ACCESS OPEN but it's not

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by nrg8, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. nrg8

    nrg8 New Member

    2008 Suburban LT started displaying REAR ACCESS OPEN, interior lights come on, open and close the rear hatch, message goes away. Drive for a while, no set pattern or time frame, comes back on. Where do I start?
  2. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    I don't have one, but it sounds to me like the switch in the latch is malfunctioning.
  3. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    rocker's right, it's probably the switch inside the door at the latch; but, if that tests ok, check the wiring bundle that goes from the body into the liftgate, you might have broken wires (sorry, I don't have the wire colours for the switch).
  4. nrg8

    nrg8 New Member

    OK So I guess i gotta get a manual, and see the whole picture, if its what your saying, I had this problem with my driver door latch on my Jetta. It had 2 micro switches in it as well as a circuit board. Problem there was the solder holding the pins in the circuit board cracked and were giving intermittent signals from the micro switches that were supposed to be telling it was closed.

    I will look into that, but if anyone else had this issue please let me know.


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    I just took it for a drive, as my wife had it all day. So it was on when I started it, opened hatch, closed hatch - no change. Opened glass, closed glass no message. Took it down a gravel road, hit a bump, rear access open, get out open/close glass, all is well. Continue on, bump - on, bump - off, you get the picture. So I guess the glass latch needs attention
  5. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    That window-gate hinges at the top, all of the electrics would be inside the lift-gate. Probably an easy job to remove the inside door panel. If your not familiar with the steps, try a youtube search for a vid.
  6. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    ^^^^ What they said.

    lol hope it is an easy fix for you partner! Let us know what you come up with.
  7. nrg8

    nrg8 New Member

    Took apart interior panels, the glass latch was loaded with dust, and the 12 pt bolts securing said latch, had backed themselves out. I guess this was a previous issue and was adjusted, but the bolts were not tight, just snug. So I found the original witness marks and put the latch back to the spot it need to be. The latch does have a micro switch in it, and mine looked to have been lubed up and the grime collected in the latch housing. It cause the switch to not have free movement, got some electrical contact cleaner sprayed in, and blew the gunk out. All is well now
  8. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Nice work

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