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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by LCR55, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. LCR55

    LCR55 Active Member

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    Hi all, As per title I am having trouble opening the tailgate on my 2004 Cupra.
    Was fine and only today when I went to open it it doesn't. Can hear the lock / unlock mechanism working and even tried the Key itself by puttin into the keyhole under the Seat badge/boot opener with no luck...
     
  2. andycupra

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    the solonoid is a know issue. it was be actuating, but will only be going 80% of the way.
    I remember this happening to mine, - some people said you could bang on the badge when its at 90 degrees, but i can't fathom why that would work, but give it a go..

    you need to pull off the trim inside the boot to get at it, i put some silicon grease on mine and it worked for another 9 months or so, after that i did that again but left the trim off, (as to remove it you need the boot open). and never had another issue with it..
    typical.

    you 'should be able to get in the boot via the rear seats, then pull the trim away - grab with both hands, one either side of centre at the bottom of the window and pull, need to be brave, then you should get just about enough access to get a hand down there, pull at the metal arm, IIRC it works on a pivot where the solenoid is horizontal and its connected via a pivot vertically to the lock.


    thread here: sadly the photos no longer show.
    https://forums.seatcupra.net/index.php?threads/boot-not-locking-heres-how-to-fix-it.135787/
     
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  3. LCR55

    LCR55 Active Member

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    Cheers mate,
    Going to have a go taking the trim off from inside.. Should be fun!
     
  4. LCR55

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    Managed to get the trim off and by pulling the rod downwards the boot open however still can't get the latch to work fro outside
     
  5. verbal_kint

    verbal_kint Active Member

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    With the boot open and trim off activate the locking, see if the actuator is working to push that rod. If not you need to replace the mechanism. You could try lubing it at appropriate points but I bet it will only be a short term fix if it works.
     
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  6. Leon20vt4

    Leon20vt4 Active Member

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    Also had this problem, the rod was sticking, greased up the mechanism with lithium spray grease, hasn’t given me a problem since. That rear trim piece was a PITA though


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