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P38A Locking/unlocking when i press the tailgate button.

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  1. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Sprung Member

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    That’s hardly a scrapper mate, my cleanest panel got more dents than that entire side
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    I took the battery off my spare and just leave it open.
     
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    I used to do the same so the delivery man can leave HER parcels somewhere until it decided to lock itself. :D
     
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    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    Just seen this thread. Had this last year on mine. Fault traced to a rear door lock button sticking and not fully coming up, caused all sorts of problems. Stripped cleaned linkage sorted. Once a month now dribble WD or similar down it. Hope this helps
     
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    Have you had phantom locking/unlocking when you've driven it? eg all locks locking/unlocking?

    If you've had ANY random locking or unlocking and you have a refurb latch to fit, then I'd do that first and go from there.

    Tailgate unlocks by grounding through the CDL switch in the drivers latch. If that is iffy, then it could be making a connection when it shouldn't/or not connecting when it should.

    Locking/unlocking just the rear doors is a strange one - but again if the tailgate is triggering through the microswitch in the latch and the switch is iffy, then it could be triggering the BECM to think the door has been locked/unlocked and then triggering the other doors to lock/unlock. Though I don't get why it isn't doing the passenger door aswell. Does the passenger door usually lock/unlock with the rest of them on the key/fob? usually one door not locking/unlocking is a sign of a bad CDL motor - but if it does work when normal locking/unlocking, then it's a bit strange.

    Either way - you have a refurb latch... FIT IT. The number of people I've reset BECMs and the likes for who have said that it's come out of the blue and 'stupid car' etc etc and then in the next breath gone 'first the central locking was playing up and doing weird things and now this'.... heed the warning signs.

    Also worth checking the switch contacts in the tailgate button as mentioned, as they can go bad.

    If you have green connectors in the footwells, cut them out and solder the wires together and heatshrink them. The door wires don't go through these connectors, but loads of other things do, and that can cause all sorts of weird and wonderful things to happen when they get really bad.
     
  6. Henry_b

    Henry_b ̿̿ ̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿

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    Thanks Marty..

    The central locking works perfectly, no dancing locks when driving or when sitting around, it seems to only do it when i open the tailgate.
    Even then it isn't every time..

    The passenger door lock locks and unlocks all the doors too.

    I'll fit the Latch you rebuilt and go from there.

    Cheers.
     
  7. Mark Piercy

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    Ask data for a picture of his sealed tail gate button. A totally cool mod:cool:
     
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    Henry_b ̿̿ ̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿

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    I'll ask nicely Mark ;)

    She isn't doing it now, weirdly!
     
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    If you can open the bottom tailgate worth getting switch out look it over. Ten minute job
    Mine was dust when I took it apart just needed new spring in it, new LR was £90!
    On here sunwhere and link to data’s one I put on there
     
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    I have one of the seven quid ones datatek posted about. Hoping not to have to give marty ninety.
     
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    New LR chrome boot button is £90.

    Data’s boot button still works and has had some hurrendous weather to sit through so nothing wrong with that.
     
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    This is a very familiar sight...
     
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    I'm hoping my intermittent tailgate problem is just the button and I don't have to replace the latch in the driver's door.
     
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    What's she going to do? Paint the ship!
     
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    Just hope they don't get geographically embarrassed and go the long way round via the gulf of Aiden. Or Somalia might be getting a new colour scheme.
     
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    I bet my model,put the order in:rolleyes: Got "just before you go and play with your cars" can you just paint the hall ceiling. I said yes my dear,it's not what I wad thinking.:D
     
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    Mind you the stadium could do with a lick or two. 20150429_082328948_iOS.jpg 20150429_082328948_iOS.jpg
     
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