W164 2007 tail gate stuck closed

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by cb300, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. cb300

    cb300 New Member

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    Hi all, anyone had similar experiences with the soft close tailgate? It's been playing up a lately with what sounds like gears /cogs slipping when it tried to pull itself closed ,but it always did after a couple of goes.It closed without the soft " pull in" tonight(like a standard tailgate) and now it won't open . Any pointers before a pull the rear cover off and have a look ? Ta
     
  2. toolman1954

    toolman1954 MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baXYP_A_rR4

    Will this help you when you get it open? When my 211 tailgate latch was playing up, and eventually sheered some teeth off of a cog wheel, I just got a replacement off of Ebay and fitted that. Unlike my old 210 the 211 did not even have a keylock on the back to open it with.

    Steve
     
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    cb300

    cb300 New Member

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    Thanks just watched the link and seen all the plastic cogs that'll be the problem I recon !!! I see on eBay someone doing recon units from Germany . Anyone know if you can buy the internal parts from somewhere ? Only the complete unit listed on MB epc .
     

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