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RX4 - Tailgate lock broken

After my succes last year converting my Scenic RX4 to an RX2 by removing the drive shaft and increasing MPG and reducing noise I thought I would ask again!
The tailgate catch on my RX4 is rattling around and will not catch on the boot lock - is there an easy fix or is it a garage job?
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Re: RX4 - Tailgate lock broken

The upper glass latch and the gate latch are the same type of item. I think the 2wd Scenic tailgate latch is the same too, WRT the glass section. I don't think from viewing that the lower catch is the same.
Depends on what is wrong. Mine has an intermittent fault where it doesn't reload after being unlocked. A sharp tap with something metal will unlatch it usually. You'll hear a click as it reloads. Have a look at the latch, there is a small white plastic toggle that moves down an arced slide, that's the reload bit. If it's back close to the centre, it's reloaded. If not, like mine it'll jam closer to the top of the slide. With mine, I think it's just dirty inside and could do with overnight soaking in diesel to clean it out and then be regreased with some soft grease that won't harden and jam it, as I think has happened.
Here is the thread with photos I took of the door apart, hope it helps.

Possible solution....Rx4 sticky rear door locks.
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