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Boot handle!

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk5 (2008-2017)' started by Ibiza 09, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. Ibiza 09

    Ibiza 09 Guest

    When I open the boot as normal the handle should spring back itself but for some reason it doesnt do that leaving it partly open but i can still shut the boot as normal and still have the handle stuck out?

    I thought it might be the spring not working correctly!

    Anyone else have any other ideas on what could be wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. EdHorny

    EdHorny Loves his Boc.

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    I have read in this forum that it can and does happen, should be a simple spring.

    ED
     
  3. Ibiza 09

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    ok cheers i asked them at college to see what they thought and they said the same dont trust them taking parts of my car apart though ill get someone to look at it on friday perhaps
     
  4. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    I ordered one today for a customer, superceeded number so looks like there is a modified one available.
     
  5. Ibiza 09

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    techie: is this easily sorted and what would i need doing for it to be sorted, is it a new spring i need to get
     
  6. nightflight

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    strange, mine springs back, but it needs two attempts to open it fully, the first one, just puts it on the latch as it were, the second one opens it.

    its going in wednesday to be looked at, along with the squeaky top cover on the steering column, and the noticeable knocking noise coming form the drivetrain
     
  7. Ibiza 09

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    Mine has done that before
     
  8. Dave217

    Dave217 Ibiza Mk 5 owner

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    mine has been fine, just to clarify, the boot isnt meant to open automatically when you press the lever in, you do have to pull up when you press it,

    just seems odd to me that a few people are saying they have problems this early on, when i dont think it is a part that would cause much trouble

    however it must be said that some people are unlucky, if your car was built on a monday morning or a friday afternoon then there may be a few minor errors as we all know how it feels to be working at this time XD
     
  9. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    yes, at the very start i would push the top of the badge in, then lift the boot cleanly up.
    now, if i do that first time round the lock mechanism isn't open fully. I suspect it's something wrong with the motor system that opens the boot,
     
  10. robin cur

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    My daughter and i both have ibizas and on both cars the handles don't spring back anymore, just got used to it.
     
    #10 robin cur, Dec 17, 2009
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  11. Dave217

    Dave217 Ibiza Mk 5 owner

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    ah right, ok, was just making sure.

    seems strange that something that simple goes wrong this early

    robin, did i read that wrong

    'your daughters dont spring back anymore'?????


    EDIT: yes i re read it a few times and think you mean your daughters beeza and your beeza lol shouldnt be reading this this early, my brain isnt working =]
     
  12. robin cur

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    yes dave dident make a lot of sence, so have changed it, my daughter has a candy white ibiza 14 se, and I have a red 19TDI but at some point I would like to buy a candy white FR or cupra
     
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    Dave217 Ibiza Mk 5 owner

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    i remember talking to you about the candy whit beeza lol, just thought id try and be clever ;)

    i dont often get the chance to =p
     
  14. iandjm

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    Hi,

    Mine has had this problem too. Always seems to be in the cold weather. Sprayed some lubricant on it, and have not had a problem since.

    Ian
     
  15. bigman75

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    Hi Ian

    Where precisely did you spray the lubricant? I've noticed that my boot latch/flap thingy is stiffer in the cold. Is it a case of just lifting the flap and spraying in general?

    I've got some GT85 knocking around in the shed, will that do? It's similar to wd40.

    How is your car behaving these days? Did you get the problem fixed? I'm trying recall what it as I type this but it's escaping me! :confused: lol

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  16. iandjm

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    Hi Andy,

    I sprayed the lubricant at where I thought the hinge points of the handle are. Seems to have worked. The other problem was the starting issue. Had the ECU changed and all has been fine since. It will take a long time to get my confidence back fully tho.

    Ian :D
     
  17. bigman75

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    Thanks Ian. I'll try it over the weekend. This bloody weather isn't helping though! lol
     
  18. munchycarrot

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    we have experienced this about 5 or 6 times, had the car 2 wks today :blink:
     
  19. nightflight

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    get it booked into a dealers to be looked at. mine's been fine since i booked it in, think it's scared of going to the doctors
     
  20. Fozzi

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    I think i posted the first problem report for the boot latch. After several aborted attempts, i finally got it replaced by the dealer (under waranty), tho wish i had tried some lube first! Could well have been the could weather fouling it up. The replacement works, but no longer has the gentle/slow spring action that i really liked - details count in my view. Now it just 'snaps' back on a very tight spring, which is less impressive.

    What was also less impressive was the dealer - they really are next to useless once you have paid up & driven off.
     

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