After disconnecting the battery for a period to resurrect ailing injectors amongst other things, my tailgate now has joined in the general melee by refusing to open without manual intervention. (hasnt worked since battery disconnect)
I have bought a new actuator (ouch) only to find that this is not the problem.
All other tailgate funcitons are normal - including the soft close mechnaism on the tail gate, the glass window mechanisms, brake light, washers etc. plugging in the actuator triggers the soft close spindle etc. it just simply wont operate the latch-arm to open the gate. I've read tons of cases where there are broken wires further up the loom - but surely there would other symptoms i this was the case.
Although I am fairly handy DIY wise electronics are a sweet mystery - if anyone can walk me idiot fashion through how to diagnose this, I'd be the most grateful man in the world. I have nearly rebuilt this car from spare parts since I bought it less than three months ago following issue after issue and am gutted to have yet another problem....I cant face taking it to a garage - the drive of shame would finish me, let alone the bill.
Oh - great forums by the way - this is my first post :-)