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How to program Mazda CX-5 power liftgate height?

Programming Your Mazda CX-5 or CX-9 Power Liftgate Height

Many trims of the newer CX-5 and CX-9 models have a power liftgate, maybe even a hands-free powerlift gate. If you have one of the former, however, then you’ll need to be able to reach the button to use the power closing feature. If the liftgate extends too high, then this process makes a convenience feature inconvenient. But did you know that you can change the height to which your CX-5 or CX-9 liftgate opens?

Here’s how to set a custom height for the power liftgate on your Mazda CX-5 or CX-9.


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Programming the Height on a Mazda Liftgate

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Reprogramming the height of your Mazda CX-5 or CX-9 liftgate is actually really easy. It’s just a thing that isn’t necessarily obvious.

  1. Press the liftgate button to open your liftgate

  2. Wait for it to open all the way and stop moving

  3. Manually move the liftgate to the desired height you’d like it to stop at

  4. Press and hold the liftgate button until it beeps

  5. Liftgate is now programmed to stop at the desired height

After you’ve finished this process, close the liftgate via its corresponding button. To verify that the process worked correctly, simply press the liftgate button to reopen the rear hatch. If it hasn’t worked, repeat these steps.

Can’t Program Your Liftgate?

Tried and retried these steps and it still doesn’t seem to be working? There may be a malfunction. If that’s the case, schedule a service appointment at Capistrano Mazda. Our excellent service team can get you and your Mazda CX-5 or CX-9 in and out in time. And don’t forget to take a look at our Service Specials section. There, you’ll find discounts on all types of procedures and products for your Mazda vehicle.