Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum - 2010+ Discussion, Rear hatch latch fit and finish in Cadillac SRX Forums; Originally Posted by DTurmel
I pushed the cover down completely with my fingers (the spring was still engaged but the ...
I pushed the cover down completely with my fingers (the spring was still engaged but the hinges were popped out ) and used flat head screwdriver to pry the hinge back in its place one side at the time...once one side clicked in the whole shaft clicked into place.....I knew this would happen to others...it seems there is this just enough play to close the cover flush 100% but if you push it out a little to much it pops out...it seems I got mine exactly at the right place....hope you get it back...took me a little patience but got it back in...and it is perfect now. Good luck.
It's completely out now. I'll likely need a needle nose pliers to hold it in place. What a PITA!
Sorry man....didn't mean to cause you problems....that trick really did it for me....I took a look again last night after your post and like you said there is some play with that thing...took some effort to get it back in place but it eventually got it back in....I guess I had better luck.......it closes completely flush now.