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02 - xc70 Tailgate issue

Old 07-07-2010, 07:02 PM
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Default 02 - xc70 Tailgate issue

Hey all,

Recently my tailgate has stopped working. It is intermittent, sometimes it works fine, but more and more often it has stopped working. I have tried my backup keyfob, which didn't work.

Anyone have anything similar happen? Or know how to remedy this situation?

Thanks in advance!
Old 07-07-2010, 07:18 PM
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It does not open at all or with the fob it will not work intermittent?
Old 07-07-2010, 07:22 PM
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Sometimes it won't unlock. It is sort of strange, sometimes it works fine, I'll load it up to go camping and when I get to my destination it might or might not work. When I unlock it via the fob or the actual button on the driver side panel, I can hear it clicking like its trying to unlock, but when I go to open it it sort of seems that the handle doesn't catch.

Not sure if this is an issue with the tailgate, or an electrical issue.
Old 07-30-2010, 02:38 PM
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I guess the next question I have is; how hard is it to get the interior paneling of the tailgate off? I want to get in there and see if I can see the tail gate locking mechanism. When I hit the unlock button on the fob or the door it seems that its trying to unlock the tailgate but is failing.

Any diagrams or assistance here?
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