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Hi Guys,

REcently my tailgate has started acting up.. Basically, when i come to open it it wont open.. I can hear the solenoid doing something, but the tailgate just wont open, i can open it from the manual release inside just fine, but the catch just wont open from the outside.

weirdly it seems to open once it's been driven for a while, and also in cooler weather, seems to be affected by the heat/sun.

I've read elsewhere that it can be the solenoid or just a lube job is necessary.

Any ideas chaps?

Thanks.
 

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I've heard about this before too, though don't know much about it, sorry.

You mention the 'manual release inside' - where is this? Is it just an Avant thing?
 

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I'd say give it all a good wd40. My rubber tailgate seal seems to stick to the tailgate in the hot weather.
 

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[quote user="benjie"]

You mention the 'manual release inside' - where is this? Is it just an Avant thing?

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Its a little orange loopy sticky thing behind the warning triangle cover (On the Avant, not sure about the saloon).
 

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mine was broke when i got it, the avant would only work on the key.

I bought a new actuator / solenoid for £30 from audi, dead easy to fit, although getting the plastic was a pain.

now its works perfectly
 
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