Originally Posted by JD10367
Wait, I'm confused. Does the tailgate swing up, or down? Or both? And if you can't open the tailgate without electrical power, that's kinda dumb. Or can you only not open it downwards because the window's up? If you can open it upwards, like a regular hatchback, can't you just reach up and open the compartment (albeit everything would fall out, LOL)?
The upper part, the window, opens upward and is only electrically released. There is no access to the latch from within, it can be opened from the tailgate "hidden" handle relay or the fob.
The lower part, the tailgate, opens downward.
You may want to see it for yourself next time you touch a smart...