Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Tailgate contact pins and plate - removal and refitting


1. A three-pole contact unit transfers electrical power for the tailgate units (heated window, wiper motor) when the tailgate is shut. The unit consists of a contact plate in the load area sill and spring-loaded pins in the tailgate.

2. To remove the plate or the pins, first disconnect the battery earth lead.

3. Remove the tailgate trim or rear sill trim, as appropriate. Unclip the contact plate or pins from its location and disconnect the wire (see illustration).

Body electrical system
Removing the tailgate contact pins

  1. + ve permanent feed (wiper parking) - black/violet
  2. Heater rear window - black
  3. Wiper (switch) - blue


4. Refit in the reverse order to removal. The component mountings are inhibited to prevent incorrect fitting.

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