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DiscoNige
 


Member Since: 27 Dec 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 19

England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3
Upper tailgate won't open

Hi, Discovery 3 upper tailgate won't open. Making all the right noises etc but seems stuck on off-side. Looking at previous threads on here and youtube etc. seems to be removing trim on lower tailgate. Am i right in saying that you have to remove lower tailgate trim to open upper tailgate?
Any advice would be gratefully received as i'm hoping to tackle this today. Thank you.
  
Post #187310428th Oct 2017 8:48 am
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Tripe
 


Member Since: 28 Jun 2015
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 125

Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Yep, you need to access the actuator cable in the lower tailgate and yank it to unlock the lock that release the upper door.

The upper plastic trim on the lower door is very flexible, don't be to afraid that it will break, when you try to pull the carpeted door card out.
  
Post #187312628th Oct 2017 10:13 am
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NJSS
 


Member Since: 06 May 2009
Location: Catherington, Hampshire.
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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 TDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

Try searching the forum.

Here are three of many threads:-

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic99648....e+actuator

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic27461....e+actuator

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic110290...e+actuator

NJSS
 2016 Discovery 4 Landmark
1973 MG B GT V8 - 3.9L John Eales engine, 5 speed R380 gearbox, owned from new
1959 MGA roadster - 1.9L Peter Burgess Engine - 5 speed gearbox
Past LRs - Multiple FFRs, Discos & a Series I - some petrol, some diesel 
 
Post #187312928th Oct 2017 10:27 am
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DiscoNige
 


Member Since: 27 Dec 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 19

England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Thanks for advice. Have now got tailgate open. The crimped on metal piece on the actuator cable has snapped on two so cable no longer connected to actuator. I'm told that cable not available on its own but is part of latch.
  
Post #187315328th Oct 2017 12:46 pm
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KostasA
 


Member Since: 23 Aug 2015
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Greece 

check this dude, i did mine and is fine 3 months now and most important $000

&t=11s
  
Post #187345429th Oct 2017 4:24 pm
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