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2005 Land Rover LR3 Question: Rear Tailgate Doesn't Unlock



, 4.4L V8, Culver City, CA, February 08, 2010, 14:33

Rear Tailgate doesn't unlock via remote / Can hear the lock motor ativate but doen't unlatch - Is there another way to unlock the rear tailgate via key??

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  • Answer #1

    Visitor, March 15, 2010, 23:37

    There are several postings that deal with this problem on the landroversonly.com site - and some good tips on how to do it yourself.

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    Visitor, March 16, 2010, 20:41

    There is no manual way to release it - most likely the end of the acuator cable has broken off. Ours did the same thing - if you are patient and careful you can repair it yourself but it is not an easy job. The method from the previously mentioned site works well but small hands work best to reach the cable.

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    Visitor, June 11, 2011, 17:05

    tailgate latch is broke no way to get to it other then taking off back panel of tailgate and manually pull latch to unlock mechanic charged $200

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