Excellent tip....I also forgot that the wiper shuts off when the gate is open.:thumbsup:Just a word from a very inexperienced envoy owner---remember every time you test to see if the parts you are replacing, have to be done with the tailgate properly CLOSED
My problem was in the harness at the top wher the hindges are--pulled out the grommet an the broken wire we found was the only thing wrong. Spliced and works fine.
I have not been able to find the issue and have kind of given up on it for now. I can't see any breaks in the wiring harness between the door and the body. Without a wire schematic and expected voltage values, it will be difficult to troubleshoot.Hey Dawg - was it the motor ??
Or is it still a problem ??
That sounds like the Liftgate Control Module to me. The key fobs not working is a big clue, as that function lives in there. It is also necessary for the wipers and hatch. I bet your defroster doesn't work now either.I first noticed my wipers did not work last night. No movement for any speed setting. And I could not open the rear hatch, I couldn't lock the doors with the key fob, and the radio turned off when I turned the key off. I need some help, I checked all the fuses and they are okay. What should I do? Pulling a Child stroller through the rear doors at the mall parking lot is a pain in the a#$ :sadcry:
So your saying if the socket for breaker 9 is hot, and both side of the breaker is showing hot and you have NO power at the orange at the motor, you MUST have a break in the wire at the door jamb?The BCM is just forward of the fuse panel under the rear seat. It uses a flex connectors and it's not as easy to troubleshoot.
If you have no 12V on the orange wire at the motor, that's the first (and perhaps only) thing to fix. Nothing about the motor can work without 12V. Since it's not switched on or off with the ignition, it should be there all the time. It comes from Circuit breaker 9 in the rear fuse panel. Measure the voltage in the socket after taking the breaker out. One of them will be 12V. Then measure the orange wire again at the motor. If it has no voltage, the breaker is bad or the wire is broken, probably where it flexes near the hatch hinge. Ask your electrician buddy for advice how to check the wire for continuity. If the wire breaks from flexing, the break can be hidden inside the insulation and you can tell by the way it bends differently at the break.
I was wondering about that. Just bought this thing and havent had to use the defrost yet. Still curious how people slipped new wires in that boot.I'd guess the defrost wires, which take more current.