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post #1 of 17 Old 01-15-2016, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Liftgate (lock) latch not opening

Hi guys, does anyone know how to manually open a Liftgate, or rear boot door. Locking mechanism , latch, is locked and wont open.
Is there any way I can do this from inside of the car. I know most cars have manual release , I cant seem to find one on my CX3.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I remember reading some instructions on the owners manual.
There should be a hatch on the liftgate upholstery panel for accessing the locking mechanism. You can change the plate light bulbs through the same opening.

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your key fob should be in your pocket as you stand in front of the lift gate and the sensor will allow you to push the button under the Mazda emblem. that's the only way to open it.

as far a I know, there are no inside buttons.

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7-44 in owners manual.
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I have tried the key and sensor approach, I will try the Locking mechanism , thanks JPA.

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No luck, the latch works by it self but the locking mechanism its self is stuck , ie. the metal hook bit at car .
Have to take it off somehow
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No luck, the latch works by it self but the locking mechanism its self is stuck , ie. the metal hook bit at car .
Have to take it off somehow
Take it back to the dealer. It is clearly a fault and you don't want to risk causing damage that would not be covered by warranty.
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Hi there

I found a slightly embarrassing potential solution to this..... I was having the same issue. All that happen would the lights would flash on and off like I was locking/unlocking but the boot would not open. I mentioned this to my wife who then used the car and reported no problems. Again I tried and it would not work for me. Short story...there are actually two buttons under the lip of the boot, make sure you are pushing the correct one...doh.
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Just reading your post Adam and thought I never noticed two buttons. So, out to the car, pressed the "usual" button and of course unlocked the tail gate. Then located the 2nd button, pressed it and heard the tail gate unlock THEN, could not open the tail gate. It had not locked into the full lock position. To get it operating it again I pushed on the back sufficiently hard enough to close the tail gate properly. From there everything worked correctly.... woooo
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That caught me out once too.

For anybody that needs to open the back door from the inside, it can be done but it is a fiddle. You have to press the button highlighted here with a small screwdriver.

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