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tailgate not opening!
Everything has been working well for a while, so I suppose something was bound to go wrong
We put shopping bags in boot, went off to the shops, got bags out of boot, got shopping, put full bags back in boot and drove home.
When I went to open boot, nothing - the little switch you press had no effect - typical! so we folded rear seats down and got shopping out that way.
Anyway, I knew there was a little grommet in the tailgate trim so went and got a suitably sized screwdriver (always the right tool) leant into boot area and managed to open the tailgate.
Luckily I had a spare switch and catch amongst my "may be of use someday" stash, so removed tailgate trim (only 6 little screws and a gentle tug) plugged in the new catch first - no joy, so plugged in the switch - sorted all working.
All I had to do now was to fit switch (2 little nuts) retest and then refit trim.
All now working correctly.
Made sure that my wife knew I had the parts reqd, and didn't have to spend any money on the car.
Might have to remind her of this next time a clearout of the garage is suggested!
retrofitted = DAB+, GM dog guard, GM reversing camera
Some cars really suffer with boot opener.

At least you had the parts and where able to do it.

Yes my wife is constantly on at me to get rid I keep saying no it maybe needed one day granted that's normally only after getting rid.
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Retrofitted AFL, TPMS, Navi950, BT, DAB, Rear Camera, Infinity sound system, Towbar, Flexfloor & more.
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