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    Tailgate Probs

    Hi, New here so go easy with me if this has been done before.Wife come home with boot full of shopping and tells me she can`t get the boot open, have looked at all fuses, all ok.Is there anyway to manually open the tailgate? thx in advance. Astra Elite CDTI 05

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    Welcome mate, we try to go easy on everyone here

    This may sound strange but do the washers and wipers work fine on the car, i'm sure they share the same fuse although I know you have said you have checked them
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    Did you check the fused in the boot as well?

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    Thanks for replys, Washers and wipers work fine.Now have the tailgate open removed plug on the inside panel and opened with screw driver,just need to find the prob now,have been told by good mate it could be the switch, just trying to work out how to get panel off without to much damage!!

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    Remove the parcel shelf
    Unscrew the 2 parcel shelf cord holders from the tail gate
    Remove the right and left hand sides of the tailgate window trim (just pulls off) - these just pull off, and are held on by 3 clips each side

    Then remove the lock panel from the bottom edge. IIRC there is a push pin rivet on this, and then it unclips

    Now you can get at the lower panel, which just pulls off like a door card(8 clips)

    This was the how to that Ffoeg gave me a couple of months ago, and is spot on

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