How Do I Adjust the Rear Power Liftgate On My Mazda?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Helpful Advice, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9, Tips & Tricks on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 7:00 am
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How to Set the Height on Mazda Power Liftgate

If your garage has low ceilings there is nothing more frustrating than getting home to unload a trunk full of groceries and your rear liftgate hits the ceiling when it opens. Mazda solves this issue by offering a Rear Power Liftgate with programmable height adjustment on the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9. This setting allows you to control how far your liftgate opens so you don’t bump the ceiling and also so that it doesn’t open out of reach. But how do we set the height on a Mazda power liftgate? Keep reading to find out.


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Set Your Mazda SUV’s Rear Power Liftgate Screenshot from Mazda Europe Youtube video of red Mazda CX-5 with liftgate open and closeup of liftgate button

  1. Turn on your Mazda and keep the gear shift in “Park”
  2. Open the liftgate using the interior button, key fob button, or button on liftgate
  3. Once the liftgate is fully open pull it down to your desired height
  4. When you have adjusted the liftgate to your desired height, press and hold the button on the liftgate until it beeps twice
  5. Press the liftgate button again to close the trunk fully
  6. Test the setting by pressing one of the liftgate buttons again
  7. The liftgate will now open to your desired height

How Can I Reset My Mazda Power Liftgate Setting?

  1. Turn on your Mazda and keep the gear shift in “Park”
  2. Open the trunk using the interior liftgate button, key fob button, or button on liftgate
  3. Once the trunk is open press and hold the button on the liftgate
  4. The liftgate will beep – keep holding until it beeps again
  5. The height setting is now reset and the liftgate will open fully to its default height when opened again

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The Mazda Rear Power Liftgate on the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 helps you out when the liftgate opens out of reach by allowing you to set how far it opens. This guide will help you set just how far your trunk opens so it doesn’t keep bumping the garage ceiling every time it opens. Visit the Serra Mazda online inventory to find your next Mazda SUV today.

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