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2 hours ago, Hfgjgjhlhfdhfhdfhfdhdf said:

Hi all,

 

possibly stupid question but is there any way to open the tailgate from inside the vehicle (1st gen Alphard, non-motorised tailgate). If not, is it the kind of thing that an independent garage might be able to cobble together a solution for?

 

Hi Mr Secretive,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Try Cuttothechase on Youtube. Or Ldrego on here.

I believe he did a video on this problem.

It involves disconnecting the main battery.

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if you mean a permanant solution so you can always open from inside, i.e. you are using as a camper and want to get out the back, then yes, it would involve cutting a small aperture in the lower panel and perhaps spot welding a small handle to the manual release latch.

 

Much simpler on the 2nd gen, as there already exists a removable panel to actuate the mechanism with a screwdriver.

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1 hour ago, Chris.ac said:

if you mean a permanant solution so you can always open from inside, i.e. you are using as a camper and want to get out the back, then yes, it would involve cutting a small aperture in the lower panel and perhaps spot welding a small handle to the manual release latch.

 

Much simpler on the 2nd gen, as there already exists a removable panel to actuate the mechanism with a screwdriver.

 

I have discussed this approach with my convertor, creating  a small access opening.

As of today we have not progressed if.

Fortunately, my rear conversion does not have a fridge in the usual place but does have a cupboard with access from inside and outside BUT.

The rear cupboard doors open outwards, impossible if the tail gate is closed !!

 

Possible if I create access through them, or remove them. NO.

Another solution needed.

 

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seems like the russian host of the gen 1 alphard maintenance manual has had their site cutoff :(

Looks like back to the search engines to find a copy, it would have had the info you needed, too.

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23 minutes ago, Chris.ac said:

seems like the russian host of the gen 1 alphard maintenance manual has had their site cutoff :(

Looks like back to the search engines to find a copy, it would have had the info you needed, too.

 

Oh what a shame. After all that hard work you did !

 

Putin. Could be there still, but no access from The Allied countries !

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