Jan said:Another strange noise........
The powered tailgate on my DS has gone from "sighing" to loudly groaning every time it is opened or closed. The sound is similar to an early Hammer Horror creaking door. I haven't noticed any squeaks or rattles when driving.
The noise seems to come from the left strut which also vibrates during closing/opening. The vibration acn be felt rather than seen.
Any one else had a similar problem?
Yes, this is part of the 'DS Squeak' ....as the tailgate opens I would imagine that the struts move at slightly different times, stressing the tailgate, causing the light clusters to squeak.
Mine appears to be coming from the boot trim as opposed to the lights....so back to the stealer we go for round two !
Sprower said:Hi Jeff,
Go to rear of the car, and push hard on the tailgate just above the light cluster....try both sides and see if it squeaks. Mine was awful and took 2 attempts to fix.
I've got a video....can't upload on here but link below.....
I´m also not amused about that 'professional'. Indeed they just tried to glue those original rubber pads in place.pietbanaan said:I am really not amused about these 'professional' hands of LR. As geonic mentioned, it requires some additional dampers to fix the issue permanently. I am sure they only glued these pitful original dampers...
Hi,geonic said:So yesterday was the day to banish the squeaky mouse from the tailgate. Perhaps my description can help if you want to do this on your own rather then spending time at the dealership.
As some already described, I also noticed the uneven gap between the light cluster and the tailgate resulting in no gap at all on the inner side of the light:
View attachment 2529 This is where the squeak originates!
Dismounting the light cluster is not too complicated. I removed the small cover on the inner tailgate cover and unplugged the cables, removed the only nut and unhooked the plastic clip holding the light cluster in place:
View attachment 2531
After the light was removed, I noticed that the plastic of the light already scrubbed some of the paintwork away:
View attachment 2532 I gave that area a polish.
Lowering the light cluster a little bit could already be sufficient, but after removing it, I instantly saw the reason:
View attachment 2534
Spot the difference!
View attachment 2535 The rubber damper had slipped from its original place. So I just had to stick it back.
After putting everything back together, the result is a constant gap:
View attachment 2536
And the squeak is gone, too!
Hope, my English is understandable, I struggled a bit to find words for some technical bits.
Doesn't work for me.geonic said:Just take it out to the back and left then
Because it's a 2016, if it's not from an LR dealer the selling garage wouldn't have a clue.County said::?: Still can't understand we are fixing the squeekes and rattles on a 30K+ vehicle :shock: