Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Liftgate Lock

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the liftgate interior trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power lock motor.
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  5. Disengage the outside handle link from the clip on the liftgate latch.
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  7. Disconnect the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) switch from the wiring harness, if equipped.
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  9. If equipped, disconnect the VTSS switch from the back of the lock cylinder.
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  11. Disengage lock link, if equipped.
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  13. Remove the nut attaching the outside liftgate handle to the liftgate.
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  15. Disengage the retaining groove holding the handle to the liftgate.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Liftgate outside handle assembly exploded view

  1. Remove the outside liftgate handle and links from the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the lock cylinder retaining clipfrom the door handle.
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  5. Remove the door lock cylinder and arm from the handle. Do not remove the E-clip.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Liftgate lock cylinder and retaining clip removal

To install:
  1. Engage the retaining clip into the liftgate handle.
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  3. Push the lock cylinder into the handle until the clip engages the lock cylinder groove with an audible click.
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  5. Position the outside liftgate handle and links onto the liftgate.
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  7. Engage the retaining groove to hold handle to the liftgate by pushing the handle to the right for centering.
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  9. Install nut to mount the outside liftgate handle to the liftgate.
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  11. Connect the VTSS switch to the back of the lock cylinder and plug in wiring harness, if equipped.
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  13. Engage the outside handle link to the clip on the liftgate latch.
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  15. If equipped, install the lock link.
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  17. Install the power lock motor.
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  19. Verify lock cylinder and liftgate operation.
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  21. Install the liftgate trim panel.
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  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
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