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Old 05-19-2013, 03:50 PM
XUVer XUVer is offline
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XUV roof/tailgate predicament

Hey guys -

I got a new issue last night. After a day of helping a friend move in "full on truck mode" with the roof open and gate down, I went to put it all back to "suv mode" and I got the not-so-infrequent "Tailgate - See Manual" on the display.

Now, this issue is not new to me, or anyone who has owned one of these trucks for the past few years. It has been giving me this error more and more recently - whether I've been using the gate or not. Some days I'll get it when using the defroster or the wipers, and some days it will just be there.

As we all know, the solution is an easy one: put the glass up and keep holding the button for two seconds, then put the glass down and hold for two seconds. Viola! The DIC resets and you're good to go.

BUT - what do you do when the roof is open and you are therefor not allowed to put the glass up? I can't but the glass the up to reset the error code, but I can't move the roof to close it as long as the error code persists. Its a fun little Catch 22 that I've never experienced before.

I tried unhooking the negative terminal for a few minutes to reset things, but that didn't help.

Any sensor, motor, or something else that I can replace so the back end stops thinking there is something going on that isn't?

Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:17 PM
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I seem to be having the same problem.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:00 AM
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Any one know how you trick the roof into closing? I think I could solve all my problems if I could just make that close!

Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:06 PM
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Lift gate issue roof won't close

Can you still open the end gate, swing or lay down? You may have a chaffed wire. I just went trough a mid gate and end gate window regulator R/R. I could not open the rear gate, I had to take off the inside panel to get to the manual release tabs. What a PITA. I used a small open end wrench to help. There are two upper and lower. I had to do both several times to finally get it to swing open. When you get the panel off look at the reg assy, if the cables are out of whack that may be the problem. When Mine broke I didn't even know it was broke until my window started to slide down. Even after the install It did not work right away, I had to start the engine and let the computer do it's thing, then magically everything worked.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:56 AM
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I am having the same exact problem right now I already replaces my regulator assembly and the window goes down with all of the buttons but it will not go back up because I get a message on the display that says close the roof? did any one of you guys figured out how to solve this because I also feel that if I close the roof I can reset the rear window into functioning correctly and im afraid to manually closing the roof and having it result into way more problems.

If any one has a solution to this please let me know rainy season is coming and I want to fix this as soon as possible thanks guys.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:59 AM
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roof/tailgate predicament

I haven't had this issue yet, but someone mentioned a sensor that gets dirty that could be the problem. It also may be a wire issue, maybe a bad ground.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:18 PM
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I have a 2004 that i got as a repo and i recieved it with problems. the back window was down and the membrain im guessing is what it is was unhooked and the back panel was off the tailgate. I hooked the computer back up and it didnt work, the window is down and i cant get the tailgate to unlach or the roof to open. if i could just get the window up i would be satisfied. any sudjestions?
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:14 PM
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Stuck in truck mode

Hello I am having the same issue with my XUV. The roof is open and the rear window is down and will not reset. How was the issue resolved. I have opened the tailgate manually which was terrible design and tried to reset holding down the window button and then up. Please help. Thanks
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:47 AM
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Hello I am having the same issue with my XUV. The roof is open and the rear window is down and will not reset. How was the issue resolved. I have opened the tailgate manually which was terrible design and tried to reset holding down the window button and then up. Please help. Thanks
You might try something simple like disconnect the battery and wait a couple mins and reconnect. Then start your engine and let it do it's bit. When I replaced the liftgate reg. it did not work at first. I was so pissed. So I did the procedure above and all was good. The other, Have someone work the switches while you check all the connections with a multimeter. There may be a broken wire that is not visible. You could try to apply power to the regulator motor directly. Disconnect the wires to the motor and find something to hook to the motor separately. The motor could be bad. If you can power the window up then you could close the roof. Good luck...
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:50 PM
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Still stuck.

Thank you for the reply. I tried taking the battery cable off for several minutes and then putting back on. I checked all the fuses in both fuse boxes. You can hear the relays coming in you can hear a click when you push each button. But it gives the code of close the roof when you try to put the rear window up or reset. Then if you try close the roof it says the see manual code. thanks for the advice.
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