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2008 Pontiac Torrent Lift Gate Won't Open

I just replaced the battery, and since then the electronic latch for the lift gate will no work. The only way I can get it opened is from the inside using the access hole and a screw driver. I have checked the fuse and it is good.

Any thoughts?

On some vehicles, if the battery dies or is disconnected it can cause problems with the Body Control Module which controls your lift gate.

Sometimes the BCM will re-learn it’s programing and the lift gate will work again.

Sometimes the BCM has to be re-programed by a dealer type scanner to get the lift gate to work again.

Here’s what can happen to a vehicle such as yours if the vehicle no longer has battery voltage.