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need help with tailgate asap

seans VL Calais

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hey everyone my tailgate all of a sudden wont unlock. the key goes in but it wont turn. it was working fine and then it just stopped im thinking maybe a new key as mine is a little bent but Ive tried straightening it and still no go, or maybe spraying something in there but i dunno. has anyone had this problem or have an suggestions ? thanks
 

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my boot lock did the same thing on the vk and the vl I sprayed some wd40 and worked the lock with the key for a while, it didn't work for the vk but it did work on the vl.
another good product for the locks is "microfyne graphite" it is a dry lube excellent for all types of locks, slides, machinery.
also you should probably get another key cut if yours is damaged.
 

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i was gonna suggest punching it. you would be suprised how scared you can make it! one of our old shitty cars we are wrecking wouldnt open the bonnet, so i hit it and up it came!
 

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i was gonna suggest punching it. you would be suprised how scared you can make it! one of our old shitty cars we are wrecking wouldnt open the bonnet, so i hit it and up it came!
lol just like most things. if it wont open with a hammer get a bigger one
 

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yep sprayed some wd40 in there today at eork and now works again i think ill still get another key cut
I had a similar problem mate when ui first got mine, snapped a key while trying, so i got 2 more cut with the spare and no issues since.. The old keys get worn down after a few years..
 
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