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Re: Scenic II (04 Plate) Tailgate Lock not releasing

Originally Posted by brants View Post
Sorry for the late reply gibbi08. I fixed it by manually releasing the tailgate from the inside using a screwdriver to move the little peg. Then I took the plastic housing away from the lock and dowsed the mechanism in WD40. I then worked the lock a few times manually and it started working again fine. I can only assume it had seized or something had got in it. Hope this helps.
I have the same problem with my 2005 Scenic 1.4. The tailgate won't open. I try pushing the button on the tailgate and I hear the solonoid move but the tailgate does not open and nothing in the locking mechanism moves. Where is this manual release that you are talking about? I have had a good look at the lock from inside that back and I cannot see anything that looks like it will release the tailgate.
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