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Hey guys,

I recently got hold of an '85 300TDT. Worked great until a couple of days back, I can't seem to unlock the tailgate - and get this:

- the square ignition key doens't work on it
- that's the only key I have
- tailgate has no interior handle
- tailgate has no locking 'stalk'

It's not the vacuum.. all other locks actuate when I unlock the master.. I do hear an odd cranking noise from the tailgate. Before I rip the tailgate panels off, is there something else I should try ? Thanks in advance,

BVNitta
 

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Never mind. Took the tailgate panels off, really balky locking mechanism. Hit it with WD40, much smoother.
 

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While you have the panel off check the wiper relay, it's installed with the pins facing up, and has a tendency to loosen as you slam the tailgate shut. Just a tip to maximize your time.

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