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Boot gone on strike and won't lock!

Discussion in 'Altea - includes XL and Freetrack' started by Madness, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Madness

    Madness Guest

    Hi all

    I've got a 54 Altea 1.9 Stylance and got a problem with the boot. The little bugger has decided not to lock. After a quick if uneducated technical look at it, not really got a clue! So tried pressing the remote keylock many times and then resorted to threats and some swearing! No use

    When you try and close the boot it just bounces off the lock.

    1. The lock itself seems to move ok but is the locking mechanism 'open or closed' normally?

    2. Read a few FAQs/guides and thought it might be the solenoid sticking but can't find an obvious way to get the boot fascia off. There is one screw in the inner door handle/recess thingy but don't want to try prying it off without further advice.

    Any wise words or top tips?
  2. cadman2k

    cadman2k Full Member

    Jul 15, 2003
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    Boot Lock

    Very common fault, exactly same happended on mine, you can manually lock it but means taking the inside trim off then accessing the boot from the back seats and while someone keeps it closed, and manually actuating the lock.

    I have a 2004 and it basically needed a new boot lock (the visible part actually on the tailgate when you lift the tailgate up).
    You can spend time opening and closing many times and you might hit lucky that it does close, you then do not want to open it again,
    The earlier 2004 models had metal catch on the lock but now the more modern lock is a plastic catch, the cost of the locks are about £40 from the dealer.
    I certainly noticed a big difference in the sound of the boot closing after this lock was fitted.

    So my guess is you may need a new lock/catch
  3. kerry3113

    kerry3113 Guest

    Yep. I had this. turned out the lock was broken. COst me £60 including fitting at my local garage. 'Something' has snapped off inside apparently!

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