Ford Explorer: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Removal and Installation - Liftgate Release Switch

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Removal and Installation - Liftgate Release Switch

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover


  1. Remove the liftgate moulding.
    Refer to: Liftgate Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

  1. Remove the liftgate release switch.
    1. Disconnect the liftgate release switch electrical connector.
    1. Release the retaining tabs and remove the liftgate release switch.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover


  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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