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Help!!! I can't get into my boot!!
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Leon
 


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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

I'm sure I read somewhere that you can attach a line to the actuator while its working so if the cable or actuator fails you can open the boot by pulling it......was I dreaming cause I can't find it mentioned anywhere? I presume this would make a repair much easier if you can open the boot in the first instance.
  
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bsm
 


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Belgium 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

Yes I did, see my reply a few posts earlier in this topic.
I didn't have to use the emergency line but it feels good to know I can open the boot at any time, even from inside and without tools. Thumbs Up
 2013: Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE aut. of 2008, white, Britpart treesliders, IIDTool, RLD sump guard, BFG KM2 265/70R17, adj. rods, BAS remap + EGRs blanked, silicon IC hoses.
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Leon
 


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Thanks bsm- is their a guide anywhere on where to attach the "emergency cable "
  
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bsm
 


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I don't think so, but it is clear where you have to attach the cable. Once you opened up the lower half of the tailgate you see the mechanism has to be pulled to the right side of the car.
 2013: Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE aut. of 2008, white, Britpart treesliders, IIDTool, RLD sump guard, BFG KM2 265/70R17, adj. rods, BAS remap + EGRs blanked, silicon IC hoses.
2010-2013: Discovery II Td5 of 2000, black, ACE, front Bearmach HD coils, rear SLS, General Grabber AT2
 
 
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Graemeelliott
 


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Previously had the broken cable which was fixed in France last summer with a crimping set and seems to be holding up.

Switch was working intermittently then stopped completely. Pulled switch out and noticed the wires were damaged where they entered switch, both with bare copper showing. Remembered that the switch had fallen out a few times and I'd just shoved it back in.

Cut switch off. Thought if I touched wires together boot might open but no joy.

appears to be voltage in wires.

Switch seems to work with multimeter although I'm no expert with one

Boot opens when I push the two dash buttons at same time.

Anyone help?

Thanks
  
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Graemeelliott
 


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Managed to program key fob to open boot which makes things easier
  
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