Signum tailgate bump stops

Discussion in 'Signum' started by Jamze, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Jamze

    Jamze Guest

    The tailgate on my Signum bounces when I try and shut it - needs a
    real slam to close. Want to try and wind both bump stops in a few
    turns to see if it improves things, do they adjust? Looks
    like you should just turn them, but they just spin but don't move in
    or out. Any ideas?

    I guess they are the same as on other Vauxhalls with a hatch or
    tailgate. Black rubber stop, mounted on a threaded post fitted to the
    frame of the rear door opening.

    Thanks for any info. Jamze.
    Jamze, Jun 30, 2004
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  2. Perhaps the catch itself needs adjusting?
    Richard Murphy, Jul 3, 2004
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  3. I meant to answer this post before. Why not let a Vauxhall dealer do it for
    you? They should do it while you wait (under warranty).


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Jul 5, 2004
  4. Jamze

    Jamze Guest

    Did just that!

    1st dealer near work didn't have a clue, and just spun the stops in
    front of me, and insisted that they had adjusted things when they

    2nd dealer near home had a body shop on site, and one of their people
    spent a bit of time explaining how to adjust things. The stops sit in
    a cam shaped hole, that you adjust by rotating the assembly that the
    post goes into.

    However, he said that the stops should only be used to make sure that
    the tailgate sits flush with the bodywork. As a previous poster said,
    the catch is what should be adjusted.

    Also said that good sealing on modern cars doesn't help, which he
    demonstrated by shutting the tailgate first time every time with a
    window left open. He reckoned that some cars have a sensor in the
    tailgate that drops the windows by an inch to allow the boot to shut.
    Jamze, Jul 6, 2004
  5. The Tigra drops the passenger window when the tailgate shut. It stops the
    passengers getting perforated eardrums as well as making the tailgate easier
    to shut!


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Jul 6, 2004
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