X7 electric tailgate

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Falka
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Re: X7 electric tailgate

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Paul-R wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 22:41
Lenny wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 20:15
It amuses me that I'd given thought to getting rid of the electric tailgate and replacing with normal old fashioned struts.
Ditto. Many's the time that I've cursed the eco kicking in and then having to struggle against the motorised struts to get them to disengage.
Slightly push up then down. This way the clutch will instantly unlock :)

Also change your battery.

Removing is also possible. Takes about an hour or two.
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Re: X7 electric tailgate

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Falka wrote:
30 Jun 2021, 21:27
Slightly push up then down. This way the clutch will instantly unlock
This is exactly what I do but I disagree that it is instant. I find that you have move the tailgate up and down a couple of times to disengage the struts.
Falka wrote:
30 Jun 2021, 21:27
Also change your battery.
Oh the battery is definitely past its best as it's 7 years old. It's only the tailgate that finds it a problem, though. I can leave the car for several weeks and there's enough grunt to start the car without a problem. It's only the tailgate that's so sniffy about the battery and it just wouldn't matter with a manual tailgate.
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Re: X7 electric tailgate

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The Economy Mode I mentioned before is here that improves things on the Tourers with motorised tailgate:

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Re: X7 electric tailgate

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Yeah, I know that Marc but I'm a lazy bugger who'd rather whinge about something! :rofl2: