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Offline gti genty

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boot wont open any way to get in
« on: 18 October 2011, 08:38 »
aup lads as above boot wont open on car i can hear it actuating in the lock when i press the central locking but nowt there on the handle just wondered if there was any levers to pull or owt cheers gti genty
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Offline Mr_Orange

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Re: boot wont open any way to get in
« Reply #1 on: 18 October 2011, 08:47 »
Do a search.  You can release it manually:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=140307.0

Seems quite a common problem; the lock is likely ruined from a leaky wiper unit, or hopefully the release rod may have come off the solenoid.


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Offline bobbieboy69er

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Re: boot wont open any way to get in
« Reply #2 on: 18 October 2011, 09:31 »
Mine went the other month.... heres how i fixed it....

Tried getting in the boot and removing the trim which was a pain so i opened the key slot slightly with a screw driver and blasted loads of WD40 in there and worked the key in and out, after a while of locking/unlocking the car it finally worked.

Once opened i removed the trim and gave it a good covering with the good old WD40 and not had a problem since
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