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Unhappy Power back door not working

First problem since new.


I have a 2015 RAV4. the power back door won't open or close when I hit button on remote or switch in the vehicle.

I check the power door switch in the glove box. It's in popped out position. And I check the fuse too. They are all good. When I hit power door button or switch, two short beep sounds, then nothing happens.

Hoping anyone could help if it's an easy fix.

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Is rear window ajar? The rear window on my Highlander Hybrid was left unlatched once and the rear door stopped operating. Took a long time to diagnose that one.
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It's not totally unheard of for those lift gate struts to fail. Some here have had to have them replaced under warranty.

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Is rear window ajar? The rear window on my Highlander Hybrid was left unlatched once and the rear door stopped operating. Took a long time to diagnose that one.
The RAV4 does not have an opening rear window.

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There's no opening rear window on RAV4 ....
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been over this on a cupple new ravs lately...


this is the steps i use to get these pesky lifts to work again

1. sit in the vehicle
2. lock the doors with to door button
3. unlock doors
4. start the car
5. stop the car
6. hold the button inside the vehicle lower left of steering wheel to raise the power liftgate

if it dosent do it
go outside and press the outside button on the rearliftgate to get it unlached
pull it slowly to raised possition and hold the button (the closing button inside) for 3 secs until u hear the beep
then press that button again


this has done the trick on most ravs, if it dosent try to press the button in glove box
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Thanks guys. It's working now. I disconnected the battery for while. Then reconnect it. Power back door works fine now.
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Couple of things to keep in mind:

The doors must be unlocked for the dash switch to open the rear gate.

If the key is in the ignition and in the "on" or "acc" position, nothing will open the rear gate. Dash switch, remote, or exterior button. Likely a safety to prevent it from being opened accidentally while driving, would be nice if it would open when in Park... sometimes want to keep the engine and AC running and just have a quick open/close for a passenger.

Also note:
If you get out of the car and lock the doors, then open the gate with the remote, this action UNLOCKS ALL of the doors.
The doors do not automatically relock when tou close the gate.

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Also note:
If you get out of the car and lock the doors, then open the gate with the remote, this action UNLOCKS ALL of the doors.
The doors do not automatically relock when tou close the gate.
But there is a smaller button on the hatch that will lock the doors.
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But there is a smaller button on the hatch that will lock the doors.
Only on the Limited with Smartkey.
XLE with the power gate does not have it:


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