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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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How do you unlock the tailgate on a Fiat Stilo when the key

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How do you unlock the tailgate on a Fiat Stilo when the key fob won't do it please

1st try pressing and holding the button down and it often takes a few seconds before it releases

it that doesn't help then check that the boot release hasn't been disabled using the menu buttons to the right of the steering column.

if thats OK then check the fuse in the fusebox under the dash to ensure that you've got 12V going to the rear lock

the handbook will tell you what fuse is what

also there's a little button on the tailgate handle which if you push should unlock the tailgate

if thats not working check the fuse as mentioned and if there's 12V at the fuse then check for broken cables in the section of loom that goes between the hatch and the body shell at the top left of the hatch - it's a common failure point

Pull the grommet back from the hatch, or body and examine the cabling

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