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Old 11th June 2024, 14:11   #1
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Hi took the cover off and bridged the contacts but still lock wonít work, tried wiggling the cables up to the hinge but the same anything else to try ?
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Old 11th June 2024, 14:57   #2
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Rob,

I don't have a tourer but I have read the technical description and looked at the wiring diagram.

In order to help, could you explain exactly what the problem is please. For example, are you unable to open the tailgate? If yes, do you have a key barrel in the bodywork and a button in the driver's footwell? What happens when you try either or both of these?

I'll need detail please Rob. For example, in your previous post you said that you'd "bridged the contacts". I will need the wire colours or the contact numbers in order to understand what you're doing.

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So probed the cables going into the switch and had power cut the cables going into the switch and bridged them and lock worked, so disassembled the micro switch and can’t get continuity on one side so took that side apart and it must be a break in the wire in the switch. Still testing when I have time atm
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You usually need to swap the switch, which is a pain as the central metal collar corrodes in place.
I had to carefully cut mine with a hacksaw then replaced with the item from an E46 BMW (same part with a little adaptation needed for a perfect fit) and it's been fine since
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So this is what I’m looking for
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So this is what Iím looking for
First identify the exact type; is there a part number on the casing? Then ...

https://www.access-electrical.co.uk/...ITCHES_(73)/15

https://www.penninecomponents.co.uk/microswitches.html

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The microswitch is an integral part of the tailgate glass opening handle and not a separate replaceable item.


So an E46 service item is clearly the proper approach.
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Is this what you're looking for? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256542491404
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/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204769896914


Tailgate glass handle including switch



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Robti,


Did you fix it?


I have just changed mine successfully. 2nd time in 22 years.
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