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Old 12-07-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
volvocat
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XC70 2002 tailgate/trunk lock stuck

Anyone have any ideas how to unlock the tailgate? It's stuck in locked
position and i can't open it from the outside. It's staying locked. Even when
i unlock using the remote, i don't hear any mechanisms to sound that it's
even unlocking. Any suggestions? All other locks are working, just the
tailgate is staying locked. Do I need to go in to the dealer, or is this an
easy fix?
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Old 12-07-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
Ernest Scribbler
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Re: XC70 2002 tailgate/trunk lock stuck

"volvocat" wrote
> Anyone have any ideas how to unlock the tailgate? It's stuck in locked
> position and i can't open it from the outside. It's staying locked. Even
> when
> i unlock using the remote, i don't hear any mechanisms to sound that it's
> even unlocking.


My V40 tailgate lock was dodgy when I got it. Couldn't unlock it
electrically, and could only sometimes unlock it with the key. The electric
device made sounds, just didn't unlock the door. I pulled the upholstered
panel off and found this inside: http://blizzard.zmm.com/volvolock.jpg The
problem was that rod going toward the top left corner. It threads into the
white piece in the middle and just needed to be adjusted a bit to keep the
other parts from jamming. I don't remember the exact operation of the thing
any more; it took a little examining at the time to figure out which piece
was supposed to do what, but it wasn't rocket surgery.


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