Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 2 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Tailgate sensor
#1
Does anyone know where the back tailgate sensor is that senses when the tailgate is not closed properly

On hot days, sometimes I may want to just pop in to a shop while I have the dog in the car and would like to be able to leave the tailgate open but be able to lock the rest of the car

I have a full Barjo tailgate dog guard which has a padlock to stop anyone letting the dog out, or worse, stealing her

So I'd like to on those occasional instances, to cover the sensor so that the Berlingo thinks the back door is locked allowing me to lock the rest of the car so the dog does not overheat

At the moment I have to take the dog home before returning to the shop as I won't leave her in the car on a hot day, not even for two minutes
Reply
#2
The 'sensor' is probably in the door lock ( a mechanical microswitch ) as that's
where it is on all of the other doors. It's certainly not a photo-electric cell.

I am wondering though if a dummy latch could be made up and placed
into the look to operate the microswitch with the tailgate open.

Just a thought.
The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool
Reply
#3
This is now solved and the solution was a simple one

With the tailgate open, I just pushed the catch in to so that it was in the closed position and this now fools the sensor in to thinking the door is closed

Just have to remember to release the catch before closing the tailgate
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Welcome
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username:
  

Password:
  




[-]
Search
(Advanced Search)

[-]
Latest Threads
Are Mud Flaps the Answer ?
Last Post: polar
Today 06:09 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 204
Head Light Bulbs
Last Post: ntm1275
Yesterday 11:31 PM
» Replies: 34
» Views: 1015
REAR AXCEL
Last Post: ajcommercial
Yesterday 09:36 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 80
Odd Issues with Rear Door Sensor
Last Post: dumdum
Yesterday 09:25 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 61
display fading (MFD B, not bulb related)
Last Post: sks01773
Yesterday 07:50 PM
» Replies: 42
» Views: 6138
radio code
Last Post: Tomcat3
Yesterday 02:32 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 88
Sop the seatbelt buckle sitting soo low?/aux ste...
Last Post: Trevor
Yesterday 02:13 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 55
Removing the rear roof storage bin (mk3 modutop)
Last Post: iscom
Yesterday 01:31 PM
» Replies: 15
» Views: 6751
New Berlingo Auto Box - Anyone have one?
Last Post: doofer
Yesterday 12:13 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 256
Help needed have immobiliser fault and fan probl...
Last Post: brajomobil
Yesterday 12:07 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 66

[-]
Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page