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What does the button on the tailgate do?

Discussion in 'Grand Cherokee' started by Bob49, Mar 11, 2023.

  1. Mar 11, 2023 at 6:04 PM
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    Bob49

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    The button is right there in the picture on the right hand side after the P in jee

    Does anybody know on a 2012 Grand Cherokee Laredo there is a button on the chrome strip that says jeep right below the rear window wiper. What is a button for

     
  2. Mar 11, 2023 at 6:11 PM
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    Push it and find out @Bob49 . Most likely it's for a rear view camera
     
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    I did do you got to stand outside the vehicle to push it?
     
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    It does nothing
     
  5. Mar 11, 2023 at 6:13 PM
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    I meant you have to stand outside to push the button when you do. Nothing happens when you look at the replacement part. It has wires coming off it. I’m just not sure what it’s for.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2023 at 6:41 PM
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    My last JGC was 1994...perhaps a pic of the mystery button might get you a better answer
     
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    does it not release the back window?

    we have a button on our Highlander that opens the rear window it looks like that
     
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    No, that button is underneath the chrome piece
     
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    You have your owner's manual by any chance? If it has wires running to it, it would almost certainly be documented in there
     
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    Owners manual shows nothing
     
  11. Mar 13, 2023 at 3:40 PM
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    :) How about service department @ the dealership :help::help::frusty::sorry::jeepwave:
     
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  12. Mar 13, 2023 at 3:49 PM
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  13. Mar 13, 2023 at 7:04 PM
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    I still think it’s a rear window release check the fuses. This what I found 973802E9-D3B4-4A4D-A325-C0AF8A8B7B25.jpgB0900A3B-822F-47B0-9A5E-819933C65F3A.jpg

    I didn’t know how else to upload
     
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  14. Mar 27, 2023 at 7:30 AM
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    On the back of my 2011 JGC there are two buttons. The silver one you're referring to unlocks the hatchback and the entire vehicle and locks it again when pressed a second time (just like the button on the door handles). The button on the underside of the silver panel unlocks the rear window only.
     
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