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      2013 XC70 intermittent trunk release

      The trunk release (black rubberized button) on the rear hatch works intermittently on my wife's 2013 XC70. You have stand there for about 30 seconds and continually press it for it to release. Now if you unlock all the doors or push the trunk release button from the dash then it will open just fine by operating the release on the rear hatch. Any ideas, solutions?

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      This suggests that the electronic switch on the tailgate is failing in some way. One idea would be to obtain this switch from a wreck in the junkyard, to learn how it is assembled in. Then, do the swap of this salvage switch, or a brand new one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by pbierre View Post
      This suggests that the electronic switch on the tailgate is failing in some way. One idea would be to obtain this switch from a wreck in the junkyard, to learn how it is assembled in. Then, do the swap of this salvage switch, or a brand new one.
      Yes, that's what I was thinking too but was hoping it might be something simpler. Seeing an XC70 on the road is already rare here in Texas so finding one in a junkyard will be next to impossible. I'll probably have to look on Ebay for a switch or buy a new one if it comes down to that. Thanks for the input!

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      Erie Vo-vo is a good mail order salvage yard (upstate New York). They will send whatever you need and they have plenty of XC70’s.


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      I'll be damned but I can't seem to find the part number for a newer XC70 trunk release (as described above, a button with rubber). My 2010 XC70 has a mechanical handle that has to be pulled and it's not in great shape. I would love to swap it out for a newer button-style release but don't know what it entails and can't even find the damn part number. Any help would be appreciated.
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      Quote Originally Posted by leroy_sunset View Post
      I'll be damned but I can't seem to find the part number for a newer XC70 trunk release (as described above, a button with rubber). My 2010 XC70 has a mechanical handle that has to be pulled and it's not in great shape. I would love to swap it out for a newer button-style release but don't know what it entails and can't even find the damn part number. Any help would be appreciated.
      The part number is 31440719.

      I recently obtained the part from Tasca Parts for $96; my local dealer wanted $189! The installation/replacement was really easy but removing the carpet lined cover on the tailgate was a royal pain as it is held on with a number of tiny clips. Overall the installation took about 40 minutes with 30 minutes being spent on removal and reassembly of the carpeted cover.

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