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Cannot lock my tailgate

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Titokel, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Titokel

    Titokel New Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    E320 cdi avntgard
    Hello

    I have a problem with my Mercedes Benz E320 cdi avntgard estate 2004.
    I changed my battery My car was locked.
    I opened the door with the key
    Took down the folding rear seat ,opened boot
    Installed the new battery Now my tailgate will not lock it's self .
    I press the tailgate button it closes but not locking itself.
    It has soft shut so it should lock itself
    So annoying cannot find a garage in the area to take a look at my vehicle And I can't find a thing online
    So bleep bleep when I'm driving
     

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  2. RUBBER_UNDIES

    RUBBER_UNDIES Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    2003 w211 E270 177 BHP
    Try this.

    With the boot open.

    Close the boot catch in the boot lid wth a small screwdriver and see if the warning goes off.

    If it does the problem doesn't lie in the boot catch. If it feels stiff spray some wd40 in the mechanism.
     

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