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Tailgate access hatch

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Tailgate access hatch

Post by Stephen0523 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:26 am

Hello all. Two years ago we could not open our tailgate on the 2002 Volvo XC70. It ended up it was a relay on the driver side trunk! The other day we had some trouble opening it again but I got it open. Before putting the back panel on the tailgate on I am going to cut a 4" x 7" inch rectangular access hatch so that in the future I can gain access to the latch mechanism. If anyone has advice please let me know. Once I cut the door opening I will send photos of what I did. I want to try and use the peace of carpeted plastic from the cutout to try and keep things looking as clean as possible.



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Re: Tailgate access hatch

Post by Stephen0523 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:27 am

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Re: Tailgate access hatch

Post by abscate » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:07 am

I’ll bet you can swap that relay with one of the others to get the trunk or hatch open in a pinch


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Re: Tailgate access hatch

Post by Stephen0523 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:28 am

Absolutely, I bought a few backups locally.



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