Estate - Tailgate firmly stuck closed - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

Bodywork Paint care, corrossion, body kits, spoilers, skirts etc.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 30th March 2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Estate - Tailgate firmly stuck closed

The tailgate on my 1998 Laguna Estate Diesel is firmly stuck closed. I have reviewed the archive and particularly like the assistance given by 'Lagdti', to a March 2007 posting, but it hasn't solved my problem

I have removed the trim - the central locking servo works fine. I have disconnected the linkage and tried manually opening it by pushing down and up on the linkage, but no luck (have also tried lifting it and the other linkage shown on 'Lagdti's' photos, but no success either).

I have given the area a liberal spray of WD40, but no movement.

I have noticed an 'additional electrical connector' (ie not to the servo) that goes into the base of the tail gate from the inside with blk/gry & wht/gry cables. I don't know what this is, but have tested it and shows a change of voltage when the Central Locking is activated, so I'm wondering if this should release something deep inside the lock that I can't get to. ?!Is there anything else I can try ?

SusieSu is offline  
  5 Lastest Threads by SusieSu
Thread Forum Last Poster Replies Views Last Post
Estate - Tailgate firmly stuck closed Bodywork Tekken 3 1112 30th March 2008 09:37 PM
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 3rd April 2008
Diamond member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 156
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I reckon the other wires are for the boot light actuator switch. As to why it won't open sorry, don't know.
Currently in Phonebox's garage:
1996 2.0 RT Family Estate and 2001 Laguna II 1.9Dci Privilege Sports Tourer.
Phonebox is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 3rd April 2008
Platinum member
Azurael's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,499
Nominated 0 Times in 2 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 1
Thanks: 7
Thanked 94 Times in 88 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Azurael
The entire lock mechanism on Laguna 1s is mecahnical, unlike the Lag IIs, where the button on the boot actuates a solenoid that's actually responsible for releasing the catch, rather than just locking the door so I don't think electrics are your problem. When this happened to mine, it was the retaining pin that stopped the arm moving inward rather than down that had popped out of it's hole. Took me a while to work this out but it must be a different problem to yours as in this case I could still open the boot by pushing the rod down...

There's remarkably little access in there. I don't know if you've got one, but I think there's an explanation of how to get the locking mechanism apart in my Haynes manual which I can scan for you if needed. There's remarkably little access though - I know how awkward they are!

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Voltaire
Currently in Azurael's garage:
TEB64 (Cosmic Grey) 2001 'Y' Laguna II 1.8 16v Privilege Tourer (KG0B F4P-770)/TED44 (Odyssey Blue) 2001 'Y' Laguna II 1.8 16v 'Expressionale' Hatch (BG0B F4P-770)

Last edited by Azurael; 3rd April 2008 at 12:17 PM.
Azurael is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 23rd May 2008
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angry Laguna II Boot stuck!

The boot on my estate is stuck closed. It's like the button to press to open the boot is not working. After lots of trying pushing and pulling it will open but then it wont close! It like the catch wont 'catch'. Anyone got any ideas please
Currently in Tekken's garage:
2003 Renault Laguna II 1.9dCi
Tekken is offline  

closed , estate , firmly , stuck , tailgate

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome