Tail Gate issue
First off id like to say im sorry if this is in the wrong area, I am new to the forums. I have a 2003 mini cooper S
If have read quite a lot of post but none seem to have picture or anything so im not sure what to do.
Basically I opened my tailgate put something in it closed tailgate got inside went to drive and the light for tailgate / bonnet was on... got out tried to close tailgate and it wouldnt latch.
After closing it about 10 times progressively harder and harder it latched and closed. I drove to my destination and it wouldn't unlock.
After researching I I found rear handle can leak, and i wash my car at least every other week and I washed it 2 days before this issue and first time opening handle.
What i tried i took it all apart and dried it still doesnt open, i got the tailgate open by putting a screw driver in the lock and opening it i can get it to open and latch with a screw driver just fine. but the button on tailgate appears to not do anything. i also noticed so rust build up on the inside of door ;(
So is it the button electrics just need to be replaced i guess ? only had the car 1 month cant have opened it more than 10 times...
Thank you for reading my super long post any thoughts or pictures would be amazing help thank you so much