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Remote Tailgate Button

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by DANNY H, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. DANNY H

    DANNY H Full Member

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    Hello Guys,

    Quick question, we have a Leon in our workshop and we are getting no response from the tailgate release button on the remote. Does this normally pop the tailgate? Is there a secret squirrel trick to this or a dealer job?

    Cheers
     
  2. DanGB

    DanGB Who need's a Diesel....

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    it purely just unlocks the boot only, held it down for a few seconds?
     
  3. Jace

    Jace Sneaker Freaker

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    No wonder mine didnt always open, I just blip it like normal.

    God bless SCN :D
     
  4. Simon_Peters

    Simon_Peters 2008 Leon Fr TFSI & 01 R6

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    Hm, I think mine is broken. It doesn't do anything no matter what I do with it..

    Guess I will have to have a drip to the dealer at some point.
     
  5. DANNY H

    DANNY H Full Member

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    Ah it does! Just unlocks the tailgate if the button is held for a couple of seconds. Thanks guys.
     
  6. DaveI

    DaveI Active Member

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    I was confused at first too, on my Octavia the boot popped open if you held the button down for a few seconds. On the Leon it just flashes the indicators but the boot does actually open, when you put the boot lid back down it locks back up automatically.
     
  7. Simon_Peters

    Simon_Peters 2008 Leon Fr TFSI & 01 R6

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    Ah, I get it now. I expected some sort of noise but nothing. Mine works ok too!

    Guess I should have read the manual!

    Doh!!
     
  8. flakmunky

    flakmunky Olympic Knitting Champion

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    It often helps!
     
  9. phil3012

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    Is there actually any benefit to having this button?, as the boot unlocks as part of the central locking anyway...
     


  10. Benifit is it doesn't allow people to run into your car when your getting stuff out the boot

    not only that after you have unlocked it you can put your keys back in your pocket so as soon as you shut the boot it locks


    Irfan
     
  11. phil3012

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    Useful to know thanks. Didn't realise that it automatically locked again when the boot is shut.

    Could mean that you accidentially lock your keys in the boot though...

    Thinking about it, it isn't a good feature that it auto locks. If I've been out biking or walking I would often rest the keys in the boot while getting changed, if I accidentially shut the boot without taking the keys out, I'd be a bit stuck...
     
  12. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 MFD3 for sale, inbox me.

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    you could cycle/walk home and get your spare set phil! :p
     
  13. flakmunky

    flakmunky Olympic Knitting Champion

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    Yeah, it doesn't protect against Senior Moments unfortunately... ;)

    I think its largely a solution to a problem that never existed... I have used it - when I have remembered - but I think this 'feature' is more a result of some bored VAG technicians thinking "Ooo! Our shiny new ECU lets us do all sorts of stuff... So what should we do?!" more than anything. It would make sense to me if the boot opened electrically as well, but obviously it doesn't. Maybe its a left over from the Audi range?
     
  14. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 MFD3 for sale, inbox me.

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    'we' use it when 'we' go to the metrocentre and end up with more stuff than 'i' can carry. quick trip back to the car, dump it in the boot, the off 'we' go for more.
    i actually find it quite useful.
     
  15. phil3012

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    It does have its plus points, thinking about it a lot of cars manually lock in the same way anyway. For example the Mrs's Ford Ka boot locks as soon as its shut.

    I'm suprised though that my R reg Fiesta costing half as much new at the Cupra has a electric boot release but no car I've had since does...
     
  16. flakmunky

    flakmunky Olympic Knitting Champion

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    Hey Chris,

    When I said 'I' have used it, I did of course mean 'we' have used it... :) In exactly the same manner as you describe.

    Where would you be without SWMBO's shopping trips, though?!

    Maybe not in a Leon...!
     
  17. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 MFD3 for sale, inbox me.

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    probably in a cupra, but not to go to the shops!!!:ban:
     
  18. jimbo_FRDSG

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    I agree but wonder if its some sort of security thing now for hatchbacks :think:....I had an almost new Focus Ghia prior to the FR and I was surprised it didn't even have it because my Honda Accord before that did but a saloon.....very handy being able to pop the boot half-open when picking up folk with luggage/messages.

    More to the point why oh why did Seat scrimp on not having a 'boot open' warning as with the other 4 doors on something as costly as an FR....makes no sense to me at all.
    I guess the warning is when you hear it thump as you trundle down the road....as I found out. :redface:
     
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  19. phil3012

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    Come to think of it my T reg Focus Zetec did have a boot release as I had to get it fixed at one point. The Astra SRi and Celica both didn't though but both were just off the central locking.

    Didn't realise there was no warning light... The Mrs was always not shutting the boot properly on the Celica.
     
  20. flakmunky

    flakmunky Olympic Knitting Champion

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    Problem isn't with SEAT's penny pinching - its down to your penny pinching! Bluetooth gives you boot and bonnet open warning...
     

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