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seanbmccarron
 


Member Since: 25 May 2024
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 4

United Kingdom 

Hi guys

Im a bit confused now with my faulty tailgate. It meets all the criteria of a faulty switch (upper tailgate opens from dash lower tailgate opens ok with switch )

After research I went to go change switch & someone had already attempted the repair.

Touched the stripped wires together to check latch unlock functionality without switch - nothing.

Is there a voltage reading I should expect on the two stripped switch cables?

Is there another step before moving onto the lower tailgate solenoid change?

Plus if there is nothing happening at my switch not sure how the lower tailgate solenoid change will alleviate issue upper tailgate switch not functioning?

Hope this explanation of my situation so far with tailgate makes sense and any help of the ideal next step would be greatly appreciated

Thanking in advance

Sean
  
Post #236960125th May 2024 2:23 pm
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Flapper
 


Member Since: 04 Feb 2015
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 341

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Hi I replaced my switch with a ford galaxy one for a £10
  
Post #236963426th May 2024 8:12 am
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seanbmccarron
 


Member Since: 25 May 2024
Location: Birmingham
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UPDATE

Measured voltage at the switch cables - 5v

Thought the crimp did not look the best from previous attempted repair so decided to take of crimp , strip back to original copper.

As stripping the cable it just popped off in the tool back to the body. Water ingress in cable id imagine.

Now need to start researching how to strip down the upper tail gate trim to gain access to change the whole harness.

Wish me luck
  
Post #236964126th May 2024 10:12 am
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seanbmccarron
 


Member Since: 25 May 2024
Location: Birmingham
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SORTED UPDATE

Upper tailgate now opening from switch

Using these two videos I was able to change the whole switch/lighting harness

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Felt it was important to update as through all my trawling of forums and YouTube the tailgate issue was all switch and lower solenoid change information.

Lesson learnt from my experience now is a whole switch/lighting harness change is also a fix.
  
Post #236966426th May 2024 2:17 pm
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Leon
 


Member Since: 26 Apr 2014
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 434

England 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 4

I've had it twice (on my old D3 and my new D4)and know of 2 others where the wires to the switch itself have corroded where they come out of the main loom where its wrapped in tape.
  
Post #236969326th May 2024 7:22 pm
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Flapper
 


Member Since: 04 Feb 2015
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 341

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

To change the switch and handle you have to dig out the old one using screw drivers then cut the wires as close to the old switch as you can then connect your new switch using solder or but connectors then while it's out test it.as once you new one goes in you'll need a nother one as digging it out breaks the 2 clips.
Enjoy
  
Post #236971727th May 2024 7:48 am
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