: need help on changing liftgate actuator

12-21-12, 04:30 PM
hi everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I am now in the middle of changing liftgate actuator on my 05 Escalade. Days ago I found the truck couldn't be lock at rear door (liftgate) so I think that's the actuator problem. I removed the door panel, disconnect wire and cables, and took the actuator module out, now I dont know how to take the black actuator out of the module. Please help me out. Here are some pictures.

This is the module.

12-21-12, 04:31 PM
back side.

12-21-12, 04:32 PM
actuator module with the new acturator.

the cadillac man
12-21-12, 04:56 PM
Looks like there is three screws on one side that hold it in(looks like they are Allen head screws)

12-21-12, 05:26 PM
I know how to this module out of the gate, but how to remove the black thing (the acturator) from the gold metal (the module)?

12-21-12, 07:44 PM
In picture # 2 drill out rivet to the right of push button and twist out.

12-21-12, 09:42 PM
The red circle appears to be a Torx 15 (T 15) screw that needs to be removed. The green circle also looks like a T 15, but from the angle of the picture I cannot tell if it needs to be removed as well. Out of curiosity where did you purchase the new black box (actuator) at?