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My 1999 Freelander Tailgate Window is working in reverse.
When you press open it shuts & press shut & it opens.
And the glass dosen`t drop when you open the tailgate.
Plus the rear wiper & demister don`t work.And when i lock
The Freelander it beeps once,meaning somethings wrong.
All iv`e renewed is the cables,the motor is the original one.
Any ideas?.
Thank`s SID.

Hi Sidney,

you say you renewed the cables and now window works in reverse?  You need to check how you set that up.

Here's a thread that may help you with your Freelander's tailgate troubles, read the section regarding replacement wires.

LandyZone is another site you should bookmark:

Try YouTube as well.  You may find a video on this.

Hope this helps,

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Land Rover Discovery. I've had most of the common mechanical failures, altenator, water leaks, wiper failure, door/hinge problems, roof rust, floor rust, loads of electrical problems. Remember, I'm not a dealer or a mechanic, just an owner like most of you.


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