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    Hi got a 56 plate Vectra 1.9 CDTi Estate with the electric tailgate feature. When i go to unlock the car, the tailgate opens itself every time. Also if i leave the car unlocked it will open itself within 2-5 minutes. It closes on the fob exactly as it should but the only way to keep it closed is to lock it.

    Sounds like a fault with the catch somehow. Anybody encountered similar??

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    I take it the button on the drivers door isn't stuck down?

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    No mate

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    does the catch actually open the boot?

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    Does it do the same on both fobs? I had exactly the same issue and it was the boot button on the three button fob that was at fault. If you've only got the one fob take the battery out and shut the boot and see how it goes.

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    its probably the boot release solenoid (on the tailgate switch) sticking or shorted out

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    Hi
    I've had the same fault on my vectra. The problem was solved after fixing the tailgate switch. The problem is the little springball inside the switch that get rusty. Some WD40 and new grease worked for me. I also seald it with bathroom silicon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmi03mpn View Post
    Hi
    I've had the same fault on my vectra. The problem was solved after fixing the tailgate switch. The problem is the little springball inside the switch that get rusty. Some WD40 and new grease worked for me. I also seald it with bathroom silicon.
    I just had exactly the same problem with my power tailgate. Thanks to this info in this thread, I have now repaired it with electric cleaner and WD40. And now the tailgate switch is like new and no open itself issues.. On mine the "ball" was fine. It was the "plate", that you press, that couldn´t move freely enough in the plastic housing.

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