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I own an '04 Element and my hatch door will not open. When I pull the handle there is very little movement and I know if I squeeze harder, it will break. Anyone else share the experience or know how I can get the hatch to open?
Appreciate any help or advice at all.
thanks,
Frank
 

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Is it locked? Did you unlock with your remote or the key hole. The button on your remote might have busted. If you have tried sticking the key in the hole and unlocking, your lock might be stuck. In that case, I would suggest going to Honda and having them call someone to break into the rear and fix it.
 

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hatch door

thanks for the reply.
the door is not locked, the handle doesn't move enough to open the door. it seems like something is not allowing the handle to move. I checked from the interior and I can see no way of taking the interior panel off to get at the linkage that the handle attaches to.
 

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hatch door

thanks for all the help
we got the door to open finally and got the interior panel off the hatch door and found that the cable from the handle was not seated correctly
thanks,
Frank
 
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