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Author Topic: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock  (Read 2160 times)

Offline Ricardo Martins

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galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« on: February 06, 2017, 08:51:49 AM »
Hello!

Check the attached photo.
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Offline KingyMAK

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 08:13:36 PM »
The whole ordeal could do with being described a bit better?
It doesn't lock shut? (Can be opened at any time?)
It doesn't latch shut? (Won't actually close/latch lock?)

Offline Ricardo Martins

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 09:45:22 PM »
Sorry @KingyMAK! I pressed "Post" suddenly! And now I'm not able to edit it! Can't see any options.

Q: It doesn't lock shut? (Can be opened at any time?)
A: Yes, it simply doesn't shut; thus, sometimes, it shuts, half! If I push it smoothly it finally shuts! After some tries!

Q: It doesn't latch shut? (Won't actually close/latch lock?)
A: It does. It stands shut.


Can you see in the photo, the plastic that surrounds the hook is damaged; looks like it was bitten. It's normal, the car is 16 yold with a lot of hardwork.

What do you think about this?

A new lock?

Offline KingyMAK

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 09:55:52 PM »
Have you tried to oil/grease up the mechanism at all?

Offline Ricardo Martins

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 10:10:46 PM »
I did not @KingyMAK, but I'm going to do it and I'll give you news soon.

Thank you!

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 10:40:32 PM »
Trim the protruding plastic off with Stanley blade and give it a lube,if that don't work new latch is required.

Offline Chrispb

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 11:29:23 AM »
Is the rubber weatherseal fitted properly allowing the door to fully close, or has the striker plate become loose or need adjustment?
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Offline Ricardo Martins

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Re: galaxy mk2 tailgate doesn't lock
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 04:55:43 PM »
@johnnyroper  @KingyMAK

WD-40 solved the problem.

Thank you!!

 :D

 

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