QUOTE (manybrews @ Apr 17 2008, 05:57 PM)
you both probably have a failed WINDOW handle switch.
first, you can manually open the hatch using the small "trap door" inside the car on the hatch (the lovely owners manual should tell you this).
but try unplugging the glass handle. Ill bet that the main hatch handle starts working fine.
I tried this on my 05 and it did't work. By unplugging the glass switch all it did was cause the glass to stop opening, the lift gate still didn't open. I'm guessing the problem is the actuator or relay on the gate latch. Not really a major issue, but when I'm toting a 30 pack, it is a pain in the ass to lift it over the gate or open the glass, reach in and pull the manual trigger. Any ideas? I don't really want to pay the local rapists at the Mitsu dealer to replace a part I can easily replace myself.