Used Land Rover Bootlid Tailgate Open Switchs

All used Land Rover Bootlid Tailgate Open Switchs listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Land Rover are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Bootlid Tailgate Open Switchs

The Land Rover bootlid tailgate open switches can vary depending on which vehicle they’re located upon. Some are manually operated by pushing a button on or near the tailgate in order to open it.  On some vehicles however, there is an electric switch that is situated in the front of the vehicle - usually on the driverside - which is used to open the vehicle’s boot or tailgate without having to get out of the vehicle and open the boot manually. There are also types of vehicle or models that use both the manual bootlid and tailgate opening method and the electrical version, as well as a key operation to open the boot.

Issues with the Land Rover bootlid tailgate open switch may mean that you are unable to open the boot. This could be caused by an electrical fault as a result of wear and tear. Some vehicles however, have the opposite problem in that the bootlid or tailgate won’t close or opens whilst the vehicle is moving. This is obviously a security issue, but can also create a dangerous situation if the boot opens whilst the vehicle is in motion, as luggage stored in the boot can make its way into the path of following traffic.

Land Rover trivia

  • Land Rovers and James Bond go hand in hand. The 4x4 Land Rover has been in more Bond films than there have been Bond actors! In Spectre, the Defender SVX was customised with 37-inch tyres and more power.
  • The Range Rover designer hated what he had made. Charles Spencer "Spen" King CBE, was focused solely on designing a large V8 engine, and then just drew a box around it to show where the engine would sit. It annoyed him for the rest of his life, and he insisted that he'd only put 0.1% of development time on the car shape. He also hated that they would be used for anything other than farming, saying, "...to use them in the school run, or even in towns and cities at all, is completely stupid."
  • According to the film, Judge Dredd (1995), Land Rover will be the last ever car manufacturer in the world. The car company had a heavy presence in the film, and you can still see some film versions of the car driving around the UK.
  • Inspired by the Jeeps that had been used in WWII, the first Land Rover's steering wheel was in the middle of the dashboard. This was partly to counter the need to create left and right-hand drive models for different countries.
  • In the 1950s, you could buy yourself a Land Rover with tank tracks instead of wheels. Known as the Cuthbertson Version, it was intended for use by farmers and was tested by driving across the Scottish Highlands.