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Has anyone had this problem and solved it. My hatchback won't pop open. It doesn't make noise when unlocking. So i don't know if it's not unlocking or if it is the whole thing. Need Help I have tried everything.
 

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I'm having that same damn problem!! I don't know what it could be. I checked fuses and relays. But I don't seem to be finding a fuse/relay that is labeled TRUNK anything.
I took it to the dealer and they said they were gonna charge me $100 just to look at it.
So I said screw that.
I popped off that little black cap that is on the inside of the hatch and there is a little white lever that you can push to the side and it opens the hatch.
 

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hello Fukuyama310,

What was your final solution to the hatch problem. I'm having same thing on my 09 hatch.
From a little bit of searching I found your post. I'm hoping you could give me your best advice on cheapest and easiest fix. I've seen in my searches: passenger side part 80500-ELO18B needs replacing, or you can jump this part electrically, possible blown fuse, bad hatch button, or take to dealer for $350+ fix .
Looking for advice from somebody with direct experience with this.

Thank you, ---getting tired of crawling over back seats to manually open the hatch.
 

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I had a hatch come through the body shop with the same problems, all the wiring had power running through, but wouldn't activate the mechanism. We just ended up replacing the latch on the deck, problem solved.

Note. This only works if power is running to the mechanism. Power should be checked first. Could be cheaper to fix an electrical problem over replacing components.
 

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I actually just fixed this issue on my 2010 HB yesterday. The issue (on mine at least) was that the BCM reads the lock value off the front passenger-side lock actuator to determine whether to open the hatch or not when the button is pressed, and the actuator was telling the BCM constantly that the door was locked, even when it wasn't. I ordered that actuator from NissanPartsZone.com, and everything worked again once I replaced it.

The part is 80-500-EL01B. It took me about an hour and a half to do. You'll need to use the service manual, which can be found at this link. The information you'll need to help you replace the actuator starts on BL-166. You'll also need to read through EI-34 and GW-44.

Of course, before you do all that, make sure that this is the issue that's happening. To do that, disconnect the cable from the lock actuator in the front passenger door, and use a paper clip to short the yellow wire to the black wire. If you do that, and the hatch is able to open while it's shorted, that's your issue.

Note that I have the 2010 model with power windows, etc. If you have a different model or trim, I'd suggest you contact the folks at NissanPartsZone.com with your VIN; they can make sure you're getting the right part.
 

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Turns out that was a temporary fix; the new actuator had the sensor go bad recently. Got a couple wire taps at Theisen's, a rocker switch at Radio Shack, and installed an override in the passenger door panel. Works like a charm now.
 

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Trunk actuator latch and remote key open fix

The post on the fix for the trunk not opening problem is several years old. Can anyone confirm that this fix still works? I have a Versa 2009 SL HB and the trunk doesn't open with the keyless entry or using the button latch. Going to try and fix. Can post images and guide but first wanted to get feedback from you guys. Please let me know, especially if the part number is still valid? Thanks.
 

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2010 Nissan Versa HB (Trunk won't open)

I'm having the same problem. The outside of the trunk won't open, my horn is not working, and the airbag light is on. I'm not sure if all three are related.

All the fuses and wires look fine. I'm going to take it for inspection and will post any updates.
 

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Hi everyone! I know this thread began awhile back but I to am having problems with my hatchback pushbutton not allowing me to open the hatch when pressed. I can unlock and lock all for doors with key fob. I used to be able to unlock my car and push the bottom under handle on my hatchback to open it and now i can't. I watched a video about the actuator in the front passage door being the culprit and if changed out that may fix the issue but how do I know for sure this is the problem?
 

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Hi AmyEAM28, Yes, if you look at my post(s) on the horn, trunk not opening, etc. You'll find detailed instructions and feedback on how replacing the passenger door actuator fixed the trunk opening issue. Also, with regards to the horn, mine stopped working too, but had to replace the clock spring to fix this issue. I posted very detailed instructions with images on replacing the clock spring too. Best to you.
 

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my car was in Nissan shop and the Service guy hot wired the hatch to always be unlocked. had to put in a Valet switch like you did.

Later Nissan fixed the Right door latch (replaced) now it is working (for awhile) hahahaha thanks

what wires in the door panel did you cut into to put your switch to make it work on the radio shack switch.


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I bought mine and I didn't realize the hatch wouldn't open. They wouldn't fix it because it was past the thirty days. Dealer wanted 100 to put it on the diagnostic thing and I said no way. Now 2 years later and I still have to crawl through the back to open it. I don't see anywhere in the hatch area on the outside where there is a button or anything else to press to open it..
 

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similar problem

im working on a 2010 versa and im having the opposite problem. the hatch will not lock. it opens just fine with the button on the hatch but cant get it to lock. i assume it locks by disabling power to the switch.
 

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Come on Folks, still no one found a reliable Fix for this issue?

I'm having the same issue with my Nissan TIIDA 2012.


Seeking for a reliable solution...
 

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Come on Folks, still no one found a reliable Fix for this issue?

I'm having the same issue with my Nissan TIIDA 2012.


Seeking for a reliable solution...
After finding out that you had to take apart the passenger side door to get to the control unit to try and figure out what was wrong, I decided it was a lot easier just to use the key to open the trunk of my 2009 versa sedan. I know that was not the answer you wanted to hear, but it works for me. Good luck!!
 

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I can confirm that the front passenger door lock actuator is the culprit of the hatch not opening. The repair is not difficult at all. Took me half an hour. However, the hatch will only open if the passenger door is open for some reason. It is not tied into the latch. I manually closed the latch with the door open and it would open, but with the door closed it will not open. Better than not opening at all, but still a pain. Hopefully I can figure out the problem and update.

Repair instructions:
Remove trim piece around inside handle
Remove and unplug door control module
Remove 2 screws holding door panel onto door
Pull up on bottom corners of door panel and pop off from door
Unplug speaker wire
Remove plastic lining from door
Unscrew inner handle screw from door
Slide inner handle away from frame and pop off from door
Remove actuator cables from handle
Peel off black sticker on door above the latch to access star bit screw and unscrew. (Don’t worry about the screw falling, it will stay in the plastic handle bracket)
Pop off small cover next to outer handle
Pull outer handle out and towards outside of door to remove
Carefully remove two plastic pieces around handle holes
Unscrew screw holding lower window track onto door and remove track
Unclip looped actuator cable from clip behind foam
Unclip 2 actuator cables they were attached to inner handle from clips on door
Unscrew 3 star bit screws holding actuator to door around latch
Remove plastic handle bracket from inside door where outer handle attaches
Unplug wiring from actuator and remove the actuator

Reverse process to install. Make sure the looped cable is in the proper place so it doesn’t interfere with window coming down the track
 

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However, the hatch will only open if the passenger door is open for some reason. It is not tied into the latch. I manually closed the latch with the door open and it would open, but with the door closed it will not open. Better than not opening at all, but still a pain. Hopefully I can figure out the problem and update.
The same thing happened to me! Replaced with an OE Quality part that fixed the trunk not opening at all, but now I have this problem. Did you ever find the fix for this? Wondering if I should have coughed up the extra dough for the Nissan manufactured part...
 

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I replaced the actuator and now the trunk won’t open unless the passenger side door is physically open. I’m thinking it’s because I bought a cheap part.
 
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