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Had that on my s2 exige when the catch came loose I adjusted it and closed it and you guessed it pulled the lever and it only popped up very slightly.

Solution got the better half to fully pull the lever and then you won't like this bit but had to grab the spoiler and rock the tailgate and luckily it unlatched and had to re adjust some more then nearly got it stuck again but bit of trial and error ok now 

Good luck 

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Managed to get it free last night with the help of a pal.

The tailgate was set too far back (towards the roof) and the spring anchor point was catching on the latch in the boot. 
Tip for anyone else, don’t tighten the bolts on the hinges too tight until after you know it opens. 

Here’s a pic showing the spring anchor point, it need to be fitted so the notch is going left to right

 

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