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Espace Tailgate Lock - Dog Falls out of Boot... Help!!

Hi, My 2000 Renault Espace has developed a problem with the boot shutting mechanism. I can close the boot, but when i lift it fairly gently or drive over a bump it flies open. I hadn't realised this until yesterday when i threw the dogs into the boot for their walk, and just as i had started down the dirt track (about 40mph) one of the dogs (a mastif, os has a bit of weight behind him) lent on the boot and fell out. We turned to see this rather confused looking dog rolling down the road in a cloud of dust. Fortunately the dog is fine, just got up and shook it off without any sign of being upset (he's used to it, he fell of a 20ft overhang last week, he's only 6 months old, but huge already).

So now i decide to try to fix the boot latch, however it's different to most ordinary latches it works with 2 prongs either side of boot. Does anyone know how this type of latch works, or even better how is the best way to go about fixing it?

Any help will be gratefully received.

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