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    I have a 53 plate Vectra Elite hatch with a tailgate switch problem. Even though the tailgate is firmly shut the indication on the dash is its open. This also has the effect of keeping the interior lights on longer than normal and the annoying 'bong' while driving. I am assuming its gunge in the tailgate switch but without the benefit of a manual I can't seem to locate this. Would any forum members be able to help me locate it?
    Thanks Charlie

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    The micro switch is built in part of the mechanism.

    you may be able to sort it buy spraying some cleaner into lock and operating manually a few times.

    otherwise it's new lock

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    Is ur tailgate lock im afraid , had same situation driving over a bump and icon popped on dash sometimes went on its own .

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    Thanks folks for your prompt replies. I will try spraying with WD40 and see if this clears the problem. It only occured after the latest snow so am assuming that its probably got salt/muck etc in there

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    I have a complete hatchback lock mechanism fella (from a full can Elite 1.9 CdTi 2004), it's in the parts for sale section.

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