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The tailgate opens by itself sometimes. I would like to

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The tailgate opens by...

The tailgate opens by itself sometimes. I would like to disable the automatic feature and make it a manual tailgate. Can this easily be done?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?

R350 2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your R350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing and I do have a mechanic I can check on it with. I still would rather it be manual instead of electeonic. I don't know if the button presses in my pocket so I am careful about the keys. Last night I really don't think that was possible.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the key stripped or worn?

You mean the electeonic remote car & trunk key?

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

Not really other than the fog lights go off and on intermittently and the backup tail lights are on instead of the main ones but all the left bulbs work.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: eric remington,
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this seems a bit unorthodox. does the handle have a manual function! ? does it have a mechanical handle or is it touch only? or do u know? is this a joke?

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Mercedes Mechanic: eric remington,
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if all the lights are crazxy ike you say how will you pass safety inspection? what about getting pulled over by a cop?

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Mercedes Mechanic: eric remington,
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I noticed no one has responded to you wonder why? how about a nice phone call?

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Mercedes Mechanic: eric remington,
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does the radio go on and off too?

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Mercedes Mechanic: eric remington,
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mucho grass?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I just bought it a lot of repairs we did didn't show up till after inspection. I think I found a way to deal with tailgate. Dealership told me we might have to replace the harnesses on the lights. Any other ideas are welcomed!
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