DS4 Tailgate Switch Hack

7 CommentsThursday, 12 January 2017  |  BigMick

Affecting: DS4

The Citroen DS4 tailgate release is operated by a handle / micro-switch arrangement that is incorporated into the trim that stretches across the  tailgate. Citroen in their infinite wisdom have decided that no spare parts are available, which means forking out £100+ just to replace a tiny switch.

Our good friend Stuart from sunny Darlington has come up with a workaround that might just save you a buck or two.

Basically you are replacing the current lever with a Chevrolet switch. eBay appears to be awash with them. Just search "Chevrolet tailgate switch". Grab yourself a switch and follow the instructions:

Remove the tailgate trim. They are held on with studs through the tailgate
Remove the old lever assembly
New Chevy switch
Double sided sticky pads
Cut to shape and positioned
Cables threaded through
Old switch housing removed and holes drilled for wires
Wires threaded through
Refitted into tailgate trim
Gasket in position
Tailgate trim refitted with Chevy switch wires poking through
Connector trimmed and fitted into harness
Nice and tidy
Job done. View from underneath


Friday, 31 January 2020  |  17:55

You are kidding? You can buy new microswitch and replace it. Just need to remove old sealing compound and resolder.. I just did that..

Monday, 3 February 2020  |  9:14

Nicely done Vaidas. Would you like to share how?

Monday, 15 June 2020  |  15:34

I'm having the same issue so which is best option please. Chevrolet switch or just a microswitch? And where do I get just a switch. Thanks.

Monday, 15 June 2020  |  17:45

Hi Kev.
I think the first step would be to remove your faulty switch and figure out what the existing microswitch looks like. Then hunt down an appropriate switch on ebay , Maplins, RS Components or the like.