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  1. I have a 2009 Volvo XC70 with a Tailgate Open warning on and it will not go away. Coincidentally the tailgate wiper, glass defogger and close button stopped working at the same time. The tailgate still opens with the FOB and the button on the dash and the tailgate washer still works as well. I have checked all of the fuses and they are all good. I took the panels off to see if there was an obvious wiring issue and all is good. Does anyone have a solution to this issue?
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About James58
Vehicle:
2009 Volvo XC70
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta
Biography:
Our first volvo was a 92 Volvo 940 that we bought new in 92. It was a very reliable car and was easy to repair. I am a driver by trade and mechanically inclined so I always try to fix my cars my self to save on dealership costly repairs. In 2014 we purchased a 2009 Volvo xc70 from a dealer. It seemed like it would be a good family car and was until the head gasket blew 3 years later. I replaced that but did not have the heads surfaced and should have because I found evidence of oil and gas in the coolant resevoir and the heating system wasn't working properly. I then decided to replace the engine with another second hand engine but a little newer and low mileage. That was a big job but it solved the problem and it still running fine except for overheating issues in the summer when the air conditioner is on. I have replaced the rad, water pump, and coolant but still have the same issue in the summer months. I have done quite a few repairs and replacements on this car. While I enjoy solving mechanical problems in this car it is time consuming and I'm not getting any younger. Due to Covid I have been out of work over a year now, and am stuck with this car and its repairs at least until I get a new job. Being a member of this forum will be very helpful to me in finding solutions to the mechanical issues that arise in this car and to keep it running. I would also enjoy sharing any experience and knowledge of mechanical mysteries I have solved over the years with members of this forum.
Interests:
Music, I play guitar and sing in a classic rock band as a hobby.
Occupation:
seeking employment

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