: 2005 Escalade ESV Cargo door won't unlock and open.



Bkcharlie
09-19-12, 08:32 AM
The cargo door on my 2005 ESV won't unlock. The other four doors have no problem. I had the relays and fuses checked and they're fine. I was told the inside door panel had to be removed but with the door closed I don't how to do that any ideas. Thanks

the cadillac man
09-19-12, 09:50 AM
The cargo door on my 2005 ESV won't unlock. The other four doors have no problem. I had the relays and fuses checked and they're fine. I was told the inside door panel had to be removed but with the door closed I don't how to do that any ideas. Thanks

Sounds like the actitutior is bad.

Bkcharlie
09-19-12, 11:31 AM
Thanks. Can you tell me where that is located.

wesyder
09-19-12, 12:12 PM
Its in the rear door behind the panel

Bkcharlie
09-19-12, 09:04 PM
Thanks. Can I get the panel off fro inside with the door closed?

rfishoutofwater
09-20-12, 11:55 AM
Door needs to be open to get the panel off.

Bkcharlie
09-20-12, 03:34 PM
That's the problem. The door won't open. Is there any way to jimmy it or slim-jim it?

gottaride68
10-01-12, 07:43 PM
This exact thing happen to my '06 ESC. You can pull the plastic back far enough to reach the mechanizm to unlock the door by hand. Then get it open, and pull the two pieces off. The actuator is siezed. I was told to order this piece right from GM. Up here in Canada, $411.50. I will recieve the new part tomoro, and install it. I'm really hoping this works.....
Pull the two wire connector off the actuator, to test for voltage, you must hit the unlock/lock button on either the door or fob-pod thing.

Good luck.....

Bkcharlie
10-01-12, 09:44 PM
Thanks everyone. I finally gave in and took it to Cadillac. It was the lock assembly, $490 plus 250 labor.

gottaride68
10-02-12, 02:23 PM
$250 labor is perty good. Up here in Mcmurray, labor is 250/hour....

the cadillac man
10-02-12, 06:13 PM
$250 labor is perty good. Up here in Mcmurray, labor is 250/hour....

Heck I had my fuel pump replaced and the labor was cheaper then that.