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Real Time Help needed - Tailgate won't open

Brett

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Hey,

has anyone got any tips how I can open my tailgate (top), as of this afternoon it will not open, I can hear the actuator locking /unlocking but the tailgate handle has no effect.

I'm guessing a linkage has probably undone or snapped?
 

Rob

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I know this is obvious but have you tried it from inside?
 

Graham Stirling

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If it's anything like mine was it's starting to seize with rust, probably due to all the salt this winter. I used plenty of WD40 and kept working the handle untill it eventually opened.

Once you have it open, take off the inspection panel and give everything a good clean and grease.
 

Brett

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Graham Stirling said:
If it's anything like mine was it's starting to seize with rust, probably due to all the salt this winter. I used plenty of WD40 and kept working the handle untill it eventually opened.

Once you have it open, take off the inspection panel and give everything a good clean and grease.

I'm actually having a new tailgate painted at the moment (although they're taking their time with it :roll: ) but you're probably right, the lock is surrounded with rust.
 
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