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Boot Jammed Shut? Heres how to open it....

Discussion in 'Mk3 Ibiza Guides (6K2) 2000-2002' started by PhilW, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. PhilW

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    Forget removing the plastics inside. Here's how to do it with the key.



    The boot lock only works via central locking when in the VERTICAL position. So get the key vertical when in the lock. Turn it all the way clockwise. Then All the way back anti clockwise, which will be past the vertical. Not turn it back clockwise to vertical. Remove the key and hey presto, open the boot.

    It actually says how to do it in the manual thing. lol.


    Mine has been shut for over two months coz i couldnt be arsed to do it.
     
  2. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    Stuck - that's a good one!
     
  3. PhilW

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    Lol, cheers for that mark.


    I;m gonna do a therad that answers all the usual questions for the mk2 cupra soon.
     
  4. claudefrog

    claudefrog Full Member

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    i have tried that numerous times, but it never works.. always end up taking the trim off... until i got a new boot lock on tuesday morning.
     
  5. Xpist

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    my boot has been locked shut recently. thanks for the advice

    ps i think i am the only person with a seat ibiza cupra 20vt in cyprus, its just been shiped over. it very good to be reunited with it as its fast and no one knows its fast.
     
  6. darrenh

    darrenh ...soon to have new shoes

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    That one didn't work for me - but for some reason, what DID work was holding the handle open - locking it, unlocking it...

    hey presto - boot now opens.

    Might not work for all, but worth a try for others.
     
  7. PhilW

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    Thats exactly what i've posted....

    Its all in the manual anyway.
     
  8. darrenh

    darrenh ...soon to have new shoes

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    But I didn't use the lock on the boot as that didn't work... I used the keyfob.
     
  9. AaronM

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    I am going to have to read the manual, i tried both of the above and neither worked :(
     
  10. AaronM

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    Dont worry I fixed it at the weeknd, the locking mech wasnt fliscking across when being unlocked. I took the panel off and flicked it across to 'reset' it, works fine now :)
     
  11. badad

    badad random chants

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    Great advice, saved 6'6" of me crawling throught the back seats to dismantle trim. cheers.
     
  12. DJ Walkers

    DJ Walkers Ibiza Cupra 247.1BHP

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    useful tip if it ever gets stuck :)
     
  13. M87NER

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    Thought Id add this to the thread, My boot was jammed shut for like 8 months-never could be arsed to take it the garage as they said it would be £40 (at least) for diagnostics. I heard that they charged my mate £148 to get this fixed because they said it needed a new solanoid???? Really???

    This is what was wrong with mine.....
    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/M47NER/new.jpg

    The small plastic elbow joint (arrow 1) came of the metal bar (arrow 2) as the plastic elbow has a thread in that worn away, all that i did was glued it back on, easy.....apart from takin the plastic cover of the boot-that annoyed me [:@] lol,

    Now ya jus wonder if you took it VDub would they have charged me £148?
     
  14. Myki da Pyki

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    Same happened to mate after time the plastic thread wore down so after a bit of glue its sorted
     
  15. sixsr

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    I've now got the same problem, do you know if its possible to replace this faulty plastic joint?
     
  16. sixsr

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  17. jason-jm

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    yet again thanks phil!

    just did it on mine, any reason as to why they get stuck?

    my batterys been off for 48 hours thought it was that
     
  18. Myki da Pyki

    Myki da Pyki Senior Member

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    Yes there is a part number on the clip mate just give the dealer a ring an they'l sort u out.

    This is the most common fault ive found with the boot being jammed shut as its the thread on that clip that strips so no matter what you do with the key it will not open. Ive had this on both my cupra and my old 1.4s
     
    #18 Myki da Pyki, Jan 19, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  19. BillyWhizz

    BillyWhizz BillyLeonCupra08

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    First method worked like a dream, cheers guys
     
  20. johnnyp

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    tried this with the key worked brilliant unfortunately i had already removed some plastic bits which took longer to put back than to get in the boot, many thanks
     

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