My best shot is to drive the car a short distance, take a short walk and drive home. Then try again.
Tried that. It was still good and stuck despite being unlocked.My best shot is to drive the car a short distance, take a short walk and drive home. Then try again.
Interesting that both the door handles and plunger were the same design and had problems. Kudos to Jaguar for redesigning it!I do have the same problem, checked all your remarks, did all that was recommended but the one to break it carefully. Now I am in the workshop of the dealer and have a guess what the mechanic did do? He used hand and screwdriver like Piekas in the forum suggested. Apparently this happens more frequently as spareparts where available. Also the mechanism has been improved according the workshop .... ;-)
Thank you so much Piekas, you're a star! You've saved me an awful lot of hassle. My flap got stuck yesterday with 66 miles left. I called out Jaguar Assistance (well, The AA) (well, The AA's local out of hours garage) last night - they didn't have a clue. So I followed your "how to" this morning and it's worked great - managed to keep the plunger on the door. Now I keep a can of WD40 Silicone (and a long screwdriver) in the boot.I'll answer my own question and post a "how to", assuming that others will experience this joy as well. This is far easier than taking it to the dealer. Of course this might happen again and not be a permanent fix...but I'll have to wait and see.
- Make sure your actually have a problem first! Unlock car at least 3 times, etc...
- First photo: insert a flat head screwdriver into the gap on the side of the flap (rearmost) to lever it open, making sure you're levering against the arm holding the cover and not the plastic cover itself. Also use a rag where the screwdriver will touch your car. Lever, but not that hard, it'll pop open
- Second photo: in my case the plunger separated from the door and was still in the hole (not pictured). A little wiggling and it popped out. If your plunger is still attached to the door, stop here. Grease it, hope it doesn't happen again.
- Third photo: To reattach the plunger, assuming it popped off the door, insert a screwdriver in the hole (arrow) to push down a tab. You can then slide the flap door towards the back of the car/towards you. For those of you who have had door handles fall off, this flap is attached the same way.
- Fourth photo: Using an M6 star driver (ideally), rotate the plunger mount counter clockwise. It'll then separate from the arm. Pull the rubber boot off, reattach the plunger (it just clicks on), and re-install the boot.
- Fifth photo: it's all back together, grease it, and it works. At least for now.