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2005 volvo v50 rear tailgate will not open...microswitch is

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2005 volvo v50 rear tailgate will not open...microswitch is operational, hear click and also actuator making sound but cannot open
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
If you hear the actuator when commanded but the liftgate doesn't open then the issue is almost surely the latch itself.
IF the liftgate had physical damage or was misadjusted, or the striker was misadjusted it can cause it to be very hard to open or get stuck in the closed position, or if something foreign was closed in the liftgate that would also cause it. Any of these issues should have been apparent leading up to it though.
If none of these seem to be the case and you do hear it trying to release then the latch is going to be the cause.