Mechanics

TAILGATE MALFUNCTION

2006 Land Rover Discovery 3

Electrical problem
2006 Land Rover Discovery 3 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 96000 miles

Just bought the LR, not a mechanic but done minor works before. The tailgate is electronic upper and lower drop door. No key holes for access only a button. The electronic lock activation is not opening the top gate, you can hear the motor attempting it but no 'bolt' sound. Just asked LR dealers and they stated it needs a new component, including labour, £275 smacks. My guess is that the door cover can be broken from the inside, and the door rods can be manipulated to at least get the door open. LR tell me that once the panel is off, the job needs to be done. Sounds like to me that a rod has become detached or perished cable or something. Really needed access to the back by the weekend, what do you reckon?
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Pacamac
March 4, 2010.



Once cover is removed door will be able to be opened. And check for faulty part?

Dave H
Mar 12, 2010.