Cadillac Escalade: Manual Operation of Power Liftgate - Liftgate - Doors - Keys, Doors, and Windows - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Manual Operation of Power Liftgate

To change the liftgate to manual operation, press OFF on the liftgate switch.

With the power liftgate disabled and all of the doors unlocked, the liftgate can be manually opened and closed.

To open the liftgate, press the touch pad on the handle (B) and lift up. Use the pull cup to lower and close the liftgate. Do not press the touch pad while closing the liftgate. This will cause the liftgate to be unlatched. The liftgate latch will power close. Always close the liftgate before driving.

If on the liftgate is pressed while power on the RKEtransmitter or operation is disabled, the lamps will flash three times, but the liftgate will not on the liftgate is pressed while power operation is disabled, the lamps will flash three times, but the liftgate will not move.

It is not recommended to drive with the liftgate open, however, when driving with the liftgate open; the liftgate should be set to manual operation by pressing OFF on the liftgate switch on the center console.

The liftgate has an electric latch. If the battery is disconnected or has low voltage, the liftgate will not open. The liftgate will resume operation when the battery is reconnected and charged.

If the battery is properly connected with adequate voltage, the switch is not disabled, and the liftgate still will not function, see a dealer for service.

Liftglass

If equipped, there are two ways to open the liftglass:

  • Press the button on the underside of the license plate applique (A).
  • Press on the RKEtransmitter.
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