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In the event of customer complaints:
Rattling when opening and closing
Drive not functioning
Drive is blocked or sluggish
No longer closes or opens
Or if incorrect operation is suspected:
Rear lid was closed with excessive exertion of force
Bent, broken piston rod
Broken ball head
The inner compression spring must be secured against sudden unintended release.
Risk of damage to spindle drive!
If spindle drive has been electrically disabled (e.g. connector unplugged) the tailgate must only be moved slowly by hand.
Before starting work, read off and make a note of the boot lid opening angle setting (refer to Owner’s Handbook).
Adjust tailgate to maximum opening angle. The spindle drive may only be removed or installed when the tailgate is open to the maximum.
Danger of injury!
Support rear lid in fully opened position with suitable apparatus.
Unclip the trim (1) in the direction of arrow.
Unlock associated plug connection and disconnect.
Unfasten plug connection (1) and disconnect.
Detach grommet (1) and feed cable out of boot lid.
Detach ball sockets (2) and remove spindle drive motor (3).
Observe warning notices on the damper.
Electric spindle drive for rear lid is under mechanical spring bias!
The component must be secured against falling down.
Initialise automatic operation of tailgate using the service function in the diagnosis system.
Automatic tailgate operation
Power tailgate initialisation
Check the opening angle setting of the tailgate and restore the customer setting, if necessary.