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How do I operate the remote lift gate release?


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#1 OFFLINE   C-Maxgo

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

I just reread the standard equipment on my SEL and one is the remote lift gate release. I found that when I have the car locked and my fob in my pocketbook the trunk opens when I push the release. Is that what they mean by remote lift gate release?







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#2 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

That or the fact that you can double hit the button on the fob to open the liftgate when in range.



#3 OFFLINE   C-Maxgo

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

Dah...I can't believe I missed that. That's at least half as good as the power lift gate when one has a hand full of stuff.

#4 OFFLINE   wab

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

When I first read your Subject

"How do I operate the remote lift gate release?"

my first thought was "you don't" then I reread and thought

OH she's not talking about her foot. :hysterical:



#5 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:43 PM

Dah...I can't believe I missed that. That's at least half as good as the power lift gate when one has a hand full of stuff.

Not to be nit-picky but be careful in your wording.  Power lift-gate means it opens and closes by itself.  Hands-free lift-gate is the kicking under the bumper.



#6 OFFLINE   meh_whatever

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

What voodoo does it take to get that kick under the bumper thing to work consistently?

#7 OFFLINE   RachelnLa

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:41 PM

Two kicks when the car is asleep. One when it is awake. Kick straight front and back.

#8 OFFLINE   JAZ

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:28 AM

Trouble is, you never know when it's asleep...



#9 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:34 AM

I just assume it is asleep if I have not tried to open the door in over 10 minutes.  It always takes two kicks to open the lift gate.



#10 OFFLINE   erwhitham

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

Trouble is, you never know when it's asleep...


Mine was either asleep or very sick 2 days ago. Kicks wouldn't work at all after 6 months of consistency. Then on my return trip home-perfection.

#11 OFFLINE   Bruce Z

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

Found my lift gate works well if I just raise/kick with the top of my foot right in middle of rear bumper. Works every time so far. The key was in the spot. Only need top of foot within about one inch of underside of bumper. First time I was kicking and waving my foot all over with limited results. Now with the centre bumper foot raise it works perfect every time.

#12 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:37 AM

thats what I've read as well. kick in the center. perhaps some one should take a pix of the sensor under the car, or is it  invisible to notice?

also recently there is a tsb 13-5-6 to fix the hatch opening issue on some cars.

read about it in another thread.


Edited by salsaguy, 29 May 2013 - 03:39 AM.


#13 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

Bruce might have a newer build with the update patch or he may not be letting the sensor go to sleep between kicks.  It takes several minutes with the FOB out of range for the sensor to go back into sleep mode.








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