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Freelander 1 Rear Tailgate Open / Close Sensor Location

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by IanTeign, Jun 27, 2018.

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  1. IanTeign

    IanTeign Member

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    Hello all,

    Haven't posted for a long time as the good old hippo has been behaving itself for the last year or so, have come up against a strange problem this evening though.

    About 6 months ago I fitted a new rear tailgate latch solenoid as the old one was sticking all the time, fitted and all has been fine. However, yesterday after being parked in the heat all day I found that when you open the rear tailgate the glass drops, and then pops straight back up again. Does it every time.

    Have done the window calibration but makes no differnce, so took off the door card and immidately saw the problem, a loose wire with a small spade connector on the end. Upon inspection I found that the glue on the tape I used to tidy all the wires back into the clips when putting the lock back in had melted - thetape was brittle and just fell apart, a wire must have dropped in the way of the rear glass so when I lowered it for the dog, it pulled the wire out.

    Anyone have any idea where the sensor that tells the door if its open or closed is? I guess this connector has come off the sensor. Have had a qiuck look but can't seen anything, Just wondered if anyone knew before I take the whole thing apart. There was a 2nd connector for the lock when I removed it to fit the solenoid, could it have come from that? As I remember it was a multi connector.

    Any help would be much appricaited. Cheers all
     
  2. Madmustang

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    I believe it's in the door lock can you post a pic of the wire and it's location??
     
  3. IanTeign

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    Spot on thanks, will take a pic tomorrow. I think is the 2nd wire that I had to reconnect when I put the lock back in after replacing the solenoid. I can't think of anywhere else it could go. Cheers for the reply.
     
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    The only spade connectors are from the rear screen heater. I had the self same problems a short while after replacing the actuator. I replaced the micro switch's and springs in the door catch which solved everything.
     
  5. IanTeign

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    Thanks. We'll its a bit like a spade connector. its very small. It is on the end of a black wire and has a small green cover on one end. I think I'm going to hae to take the handle / swtich off and the lock / actuator to work out where its come from. The CCU definately thinks the door is closed as I've plugged in my hawkeye and checked. Also, the interior boot light doesn't come on.
     
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    There are only two connections to the boot door lock mechanism. In this thread the 2nd pic down shows the connections to the solenoid and lock.
    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/freelander-1-tailgate-wont-open.298930/
    It sounds like your car thinks the boot door is closed even when you have it open which is why the window goes back up all the time so it could be one of the wires to the lock.
     
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    Again if you post a pic we might be able to help more instead of us guessing at what you can see
     
  8. IanTeign

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    Fixed. The wire came from the blue multi plug connector that goes into the latch. If you zoom in on the 2nd pic in the thread Alibro posted you can just see the small green insulator as it goes into the connector. The black tape had fallen apart and the wires got caught as the window came down. Havecable tied it all up out the way. Working fine now.

    Cheers all for the help.
     
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