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Liftgate woes

Some 2001-2013 Ford Edge or MKX vehicles built on or before 3-2-12 and 2011-2012 Explorer vehicles may exhibit a concern with the power liftgate opening after a close switch command occurs. This typically occurs when the ignition is cycled on before the hatch is fully closed. The liftgate may also open intermittently when parked.

  1. Replace the liftgate/trunk module (LTM), Refer to the workshop manual, section 501-03.
  2. Remove the liftgate trim panel.
  3. Install the water deflector. Ensure that it is tucked over the liftgate latch and the liftgate release switch.
  4. Disconnect connectors C4216, C432 and C4339. Refer to the wiring manual, section 109-1.
  5. Inspect each connector for evidence of water intrusion and/or corrosion. If evidence of water/corrosion is present, proceed to Step 7. If not, proceed to Step 6.
  6. Fill all connectors 3/4-full with Motorcraft XG-12 electrical grease and proceed to Step 11.
  7. Replace connector C4339 and replace the liftgate switch jumper harness.
  8. Cut both female and male ends of C432 from the jumper harness and discard. Solder circuits CPL45 and GD349 (Explorer) or CPL45 and GD149 (Edge/MKX). Refer to workshop manual Section 5-1 for circuit repair. Using a tie strap, secure the harness to the mounting holes previously used for C432.
  9. If corrosion was found inside C4339, replace the liftgate latch. Fill the connector ¾-full with Motorcraft XG-12 electrical grease.
  10. If corrosion was found inside C4216, replace the liftgate release switch and fill the connector 3/4-full of XG-12 grease.
  11. Install the liftgate trim panel.

PART NO.                         PART NAME

3U2Z-14S411-DYB………….Pigtail wiring kit/actuator-liftgate 2011-13 Edge/MKX

BT4Z-14B291-B……………..Control assembly – liftgate 2011 Edge/MKX

CT4Z-14B291-B……………..Control assembly – liftgate  2012-13 Edge/MKX

1L2Z-14018-AC……………..Switch assembly – 2011-13 Edge/MKX

7A1Z-14A411-A……………..Jumper wiring 2011-13 Edge/MKX

7A1Z-7843150-A…………….Latch assembly – tailgate 2011-13 Edge/MKX

3U2Z-14S411-BCB…………..Pigtail wire kit/actuator-liftgate 2011-12 Explorer

BB5Z-14B291-C……………..Control assembly-liftgate 2011-12 Explorer

8A8Z-14A411-A……………..Jumper wiring 2011-12 Explorer

BB5Z-7843150-B…………….Latch assembly-tailgate 2011-12 Explorer

BB5Z-14018-B……………….Switch assembly-tailgate 2011-12 Explorer

3U2Z-14A088-AB……………Splice kit

BB5Z-78237A04-A…………..Water shield

XG-12………………………...Electrical grease

Install the water deflector and make sure that it is tucked over the liftgate latch and release switch.
<p>Install the water deflector and make sure that it is tucked over the liftgate latch and release switch.</p>
Inspect each connector for signs of water and/or corrosion.
<p>Inspect each connector for signs of water and/or corrosion.</p>
Fill all connectors 3/4-full with electrical grease.
<p>Fill all connectors 3/4-full with electrical grease.</p>

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