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Tailgate wont open, micro switch sounds like its working, emergency open deosnt work either

I cant open the tailgate on my discovery 3. the micro switch sounds like its working but does not open

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There was a problem with these where the boot latch mechanism breaks internally so although the elctrics work the tailgate wont open result tailgate needs broken into best to speak to your local landrover dealer or specialist

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