tailgate release

  1. T

    T6 factory Power tailgate not working from key

    Hi guys! A couple of weeks ago I got a new to me T6 with factory, sliding doors and power tailgate. The sliding doors open and closed from the key fob but I can’t get the power tailgate to open from the key fob. Am I missing something? Should this work from factory? Any help would be much...
  2. R

    Tailgate lock actuator

    My 2018 T6 rear tailgate suddenly unlatched and wouldn't open from outside or inside. So here's what I did as temp and then permanent fix. Temp fix - on inside just above the latch in centre of tailgate is a rubber grommet. Remove to expose latch mechanism. You will see the latch bar. Pull this...
  3. J

    Tailgate release switch & carpet lining

    Hi all I've just started lining my van and eased myself in with doing the tailgate panel last night. This went well and looks good, however, I can't get the tailgate release switch to fit back in, due to the thickness of the carpet. I've searched for the answer but can't find it. I'm assuming...
  4. R

    Tailgate not unlocking

    (Started a new thread as seems to be a different issue than others reported) Over 2 to 3 weeks, tailgate latch stopped responding to remote. Initially it would respond if bottom of tailgate was pushed in hard, but that doesn't happen now. So it looks like a poor connection, it acts as if it...
  5. D

    T5.1 kombi tailgate interior release [Resolved]

    Hi, hope I’ve posted in the correct section. My van is frying my brain. The interior tailgate realise switch has never worked since I’ve owned it. I thought it was a switch after wiring checks so ordered another and that one was pre opened which also didn’t fix the issue. So got one more...
  6. Duffer

    HELP! Tailgate release

    Hi, Looking for some help; hoping someone has had experience of this & can give me pointers. Just gone away for a trip & the Tailgate has stopped releasing from the outside (2017 Caravelle). Electronic switch, and mechanical override on inside of tailgate are both working (I'm having to climb...
  7. mattbryson

    T6 Retro fit OEM electric tailgate open/close switch

    I know this has been discussed various times - and I've seen some good posts on wiring up a momentary switch into the power latching switch, but I have a few questions... I've got a Kombi with the electric opening tailgate (not just power latching), but has no way to open it from the inside...
  8. A

    Tailgate won't open, even manually

    Hi, My tailgate won't open. Any help would be appreciated. I've taken the insde panel off the door and can see that when the external handle is opened, the actuator is operating but the door won't open. I've tried manually opening it from the inside but I can't move the mechanism at all, so...
  9. A

    T6.1 tailgate - internal release switch??

    We bought a T6.1 panel van to convert. Our previous T6 tailgate could be opened from the inside. We just assumed it was standard to be able to open from inside. We weren’t told when ordering van that it was optional extra. Have contacted VW where we bought it from and have been told that it’s...
  10. mattbryson

    Power-closing tailgate button

    Hi all, I have a powered opening tailgate with the button on the tailgate door to close it. This works, but not when the boot is closed. The manual says there is a child lock for the boot that disables it... But I cant find this anywhere! Any ideas? Matt
  11. bttb

    T6.1 internal tailgate release button not working [Resolved]

    Hope you can help me out. T6.1 on a 70 plate. I'm having an issue with the internal tailgate release button. External the tailgate opens as normal with the handle issue is just when I pull the internal toggle button it doesn't open. I've used previous threads to eliminate the motor ...
  12. T6Jay

    T6.1 Lock button for sleeping / leaving dogs inside / windows open How-To Guide

    I need a button in the rear of the van to lock the doors, without arming the alarm, as many seem to have fitted on the T6. Credit to @Willoughby for figuring this out on the T6 here; https://www.t6forum.com/threads/locking-doors-from-the-back-of-the-van-stop-me-before-i-do-something-silly.3939/...
  13. paulfr

    Tailgate wont open.

    I know what is causing it (had a broken window in the back and it's the glass chip's getting into the mecanism),But does any one know how to disable the lock mech?It's a converted van so can't get anywhere near the back without taking out the bed!
  14. C

    Tailgate opening by itself

    Hi Looking for advice for my t6 18 plate tailgate Recently my rear door mechanism started opening itself, kept opening. Then stopped working altogether. I have changed the solenoid but still no power. Can anyone help me locate the fuse that operates the rear door
  15. A

    Tailgate, open from inside?

    Stupid question #1 of 1: Is there a kit or modification that can be fitted/done so one can unlock and open a T6 tailgate from inside? Would prefer to be able to do it from 'above bed level'.
  16. Dannyb6467

    T6.1 power tailgate - internal release switch??

    Evening folks. Can the electric tailgate be opened from the inside but from the back? Not using the drivers door mounted switch or key fob? If not, can a switch be put into the card and does anyone have experience of what wires to splice into? TIA Danny
  17. Montecha

    Tailgate won't unlock - what am I missing ???

    I've been trying to fix my tailgate lock for a number of weeks, and I'm now totally confused ! Maybe a couple of times late last year, it wouldn't unlock straight away, but then by pushing the door down into the latch slightly, it would eventually give in and work. I then had a flat battery...
  18. N

    I have an issue with my tailgate release

    Hi. I have an issue with my tailgate release. It doesn’t work! However, bizarrely, if I hold my fingers on the release ‘panel’ for anything between about 30 seconds and 5 minutes (!!) it suddenly opens! Can anyone please offer any advice on how I can diagnose the fault and maybe fix myself...
  19. A2dczealous

    [Guide] Tailgate switch retrofit How To Video

    Hi all, I’ve made a video on my YouTube channel to show how to retrofit a tailgate switch to open it from the inside, take a look and subscribe if you like what you see Cheers, CDAT
  20. CaptainZag

    Tailgate opens from the inside but not the outside?

    My T6 Shuttle Tailgate has just today stopped working i.e. I cannot unlock it from the outside, but I can press the OE button on the inside of the tailgate and it will open? If I try to open it using the keyring (either the open van or open tailgate buttons) the indicators flash. The doors all...