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Tailgate lock components - removal and refitting
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Removal
Lock barrel (Hatchback)
1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

2 With the tailgate open, pull up the weatherstrip for access to the lock. Remove the screws and clips, and remove the trim panel from the rear of the luggage compartment.

3 Unhook the parcel net, then remove the screws and clips, and remove the rear crossmember trim.

4 Remove the screws, and prise out the rear light trim cover from the guides.

5 Release the door-ajar sensor from the clip near the lock.

6 Slide the outer cable from the lock bracket.

Raise the inner cable until it is aligned with the slot in the barrel lever, and disconnect it (see illustration).

22.6 Tailgate lock barrel and bracket
22.6 Tailgate lock barrel and bracket

7 Pull out the lock barrel locating spring clip.

8 Detach the cable mounting bracket from the barrel, and remove the barrel and cylinder (see illustrations).

22.8A Removing the lock barrel . . .
22.8A Removing the lock barrel . . .

22.8B . . . and cylinder
22.8B . . . and cylinder

Lock barrel (Estate)
9 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

10 Unclip and remove the tailgate trim panel.

Undo the three screws and remove the lock shield, then unclip the door-ajar sensor.

11 Working through the aperture in the tailgate inner panel, pull out the lock barrel locating spring clip. Unhook the operating rod and withdraw the lock barrel.

Lock (Hatchback)
12 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

13 With the tailgate open, pull up the weatherstrip for access to the lock. Remove the screws and clips, and remove the trim panel from the rear of the luggage compartment.

14 Release the door-ajar sensor from the clip near the lock (see illustration).

22.14 Removing the door-ajar sensor from the lock
22.14 Removing the door-ajar sensor from the lock

15 Using a Torx key, unscrew the lock mounting screws, and withdraw the lock for access to the cables (see illustration).

22.15 Removing a lock mounting screw
22.15 Removing a lock mounting screw

16 Disconnect both the inner and outer cables from the lock bracket (see illustration).

22.16 Disconnecting the cables from the lock
22.16 Disconnecting the cables from the lock

17 Prise open the plastic clip, and remove the central locking control rod.

18 Withdraw the lock assembly.

Lock (Estate)
19 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

20 Open the tailgate. Undo the screws and remove the inner trim.

21 Using a Torx key, unscrew the lock mounting screws, and carefully withdraw the lock (see illustration).

22.21 Tailgate lock - Estate models
22.21 Tailgate lock - Estate models

22 Release the door-ajar sensor from the clip near the lock.

23 Disconnect the barrel operating rod, and remove the lock.

24 If necessary, the lock striker assembly may be removed by disconnecting the release cable and unscrewing the mounting bolts (see illustration).

22.24 Lock striker assembly - Estate models
22.24 Lock striker assembly - Estate models

Refitting
Lock barrel and lock - all models 25 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure.


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