View Full Version : 97-01 XJ Latch for Hatch

03-13-2011, 04:50 PM
I am looking for one of these:
My rod strips, falls out of the holder and doesn't allow my hatch to open. This is the second time I am having to replace it. I think I paid $10-$15 shipped for the last one I bought, so would ideally like to stay in that price range.
If you have one that works and would like to sell, let me know. I do Paypal.


03-13-2011, 07:07 PM
yeah my tailgate handle just started messing up! how did you get to the handle without it opening?

03-13-2011, 11:10 PM
I climbed through the back, cut a hole in my panel and pulled the rod up and opened the hatch. I have been running without the panel for like 2 years now because I never know when it isn't going to open.
Another person suggested I buy a new handle, apparently they come with a different rod holder and work much better. I just ordered one so I will report back when I get it put on rather it works or not.

03-15-2011, 12:46 PM
Team cherokee has tailgate parts. They were the only place I could find the rubber snubbers and catch.