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    Default Estate Tailgate not opening

    Having just invested in my first Vauxhall only last week I'm a bit miffed with a problem. The bl@~dy things swallowed my mountain bike with ease but wont give it back

    The electronic tailgate on my 05/55 Vectra won't open. My dashboard says that the boot is open but I know it's shut.

    When I try to open it from the door switch, key fob or by pressing the button on the outside of the tailgate it just bleeps and flashes the indicators. The manual states that I can open it manully but can't find out how. Unless it's the latch itself that won't let the tailgate raise.

    I'll take it into a local (Bracknell?) Vx dealer to get it sorted but in the mean time does anyone know of this problem on estates with electronic tailgates and is there a way of opening it from the inside?

    Great way of getting out of exercise though

    Cheers

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    Dont know if this thread is any use to you, seems to have sorted my vec hatchback problem

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13786

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    As above, remove the blanking plug in the tailgate's internal cover and put a flat blade screwdriver in.. turn it gently and it will manually overide the lock.

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    REDTi,

    Thanks for that. I tried that but still nothing doin.

    It's booked into Fox Vx, Bisley on Wednesday.

    Graham

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    Gsi3.2

    Thanks for the suggestion but no joy.

    Graham

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    The problem has disappeared!. No warning light and the boot opens via key fob, boot and interior. Go figure!

    One of those intermittent elecrtical "vectraism's" no doubt!

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    Yep! mine did that too. All was well till 2 weeks later it wouldn't lock. Although the boot was shut the display was ding ding everywhere i went for a couple of days. I then saw above thread and a bit of messing in the boot and a couple of squirts of wd40 and all seems well for now. Disapointing really as my car is only 12 months old. But Vectras are funny things. Sorry not trying to depress you.

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