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My 2010 Q5 tailgate opens and closes normally, but I have…

My 2010 Q5 tailgate...

My 2010 Q5 tailgate opens and closes normally, but I have the tailgate open warning light lit up, on my inst. display

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

Center dash warning light that shows the full car, with a red tailgate section, the door is red when it is open, the tailgat light stays lit

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Q5 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Wd-40 on the microswitch assy on the bottom latch

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The dealer would replace the entire unit for $350, but I would rather attempt to fix it myself first.

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On your issue you do need the latch assy. the microswitch part is broken and 99% sure that is built in with the latch.

The latch is pretty easy to replace for the normal person.

takes about 30 minutes.

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