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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
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Leon
 


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

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


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Belgium 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

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
  
Post #163859510th Apr 2016 11:27 am
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Graemeelliott
 


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Managed to program key fob to open boot which makes things easier
  
Post #163860010th Apr 2016 11:43 am
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Fiferal
 


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Scotland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3
Tailgate not opening

Hi new to your site got a problem with the tail gate not working pressed buttons together as read on here but it’s like it’s only releasing one side makes noise etc open a small bit but it’s like the right hand side is catching
  
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Biffysun
 


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Scotland 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Tech Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

The top tailgate is held by one central catch, you may hear it operating but the 'hook' end may be broken, have you read through this thread? Thumbs Up
Idea If its opening a small bit it must be catching, get someone to press both buttons as you pull it, as the catch may be working
  
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Fiferal
 


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Scotland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3

Hi thanks for reply got wife to do buttons and I tugged on it didn’t work wasn’t wanting to do it to hard
  
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Rossie_C
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Auto Unknown ColourDiscovery 3

Hey guys,

Suffering from no access to boot issue too.

Last weekend I managed to get everything open, managed to unscrew the 2 bolts that fix the actuator to the lower tailgate, but didn't disconnect electrics.

I closed up as I didn't have all the parts to do the fix broken wire issue then.

Today I went back to crack on and I’ve managed to get the top tail gate open again but lower is stuck. I don't hear an acuator when I press the square button.

No matter how hard I pull on cable behind the black plastic nothing happens.

Any ideas? Any help much appreciated. Need to get this sorted first then replace the top tailgate handle/switch too. 🙄🙄🙄🙄 Top tail gate won't close now so can't lock it.
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Lorrydodger
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Montalcino RedDiscovery 3
Tailgate release failure

I had the same happen to me yesterday, the tailgate would not open from the handle. By pressing the two buttons on the dash and getting my wife to pull the tailgate I could get it partly release but the right hand side was still locked. After removing the seal from the handle i could here the microswitch operating correctly. After much faffing about I plugged in my iid tool and reset all and bingo the tailgate worked again. Just now need to work out how to get the seal back on the handle. Mad
  
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professorpool
 


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Wales 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Yes I’d like to know that too!
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ClassikFan
 


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Re: CAN'T OPEN MY TAILGATE?

Olddiver wrote:
Hello. Went to open the tailgate after unlocking and......nothing. Tried dashboard button, still no entry. To shorten the story I bashed the number plate lamp housing and......bingo in I went. Pulled off the rubber cover to find the metal strip, which, when pressed, bends and presses on a micro switch was badly corroded. It's a really crappy design and I can't see that a repair would be succesful. I've photographed the offending part but don't know how to put the pictures on here.
I have a suggestion. If this is the problem with your tailgate and a replacement is the only option, cut and short out the two thin black wires attached to the switch thereby activating the unlocking system.
The replacement part is CXB000456PVJ, with the VAT was £65.38 and after removing the trim the exchange was really easy.
If someone can advise me how to get the pic's on here I'd be greartful[/i]

thanks for that thought I was stranded with no way of getting my mtb back in the boot. Bash the tailgate light and the boot release switch works again. Thank goodness for this forum!
  
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Kwaka636
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Unknown ColourDiscovery 3


Replaced the liftgate release cable today, but boot still wouldn't open, even though the cable 'hook' was cracked.

Went back to LR Sidcup for the actuator assembly which was the final fix.

A picture of the (knackered) actuator internals for any nerds out there!

Mike


  
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