Sorry if this seems like a double post... I resurrected an old "boot stuck" thread from when I killed my battery 6 months ago and realised that it's completely inappropriate as the title is missleading and the problem I have now is very different, as it says in the new subject: boot is stuck, but there's no problem with the battery.
I opened and closed the boot a few times yesterday afternoon using the remote and boot leaver without any problems, and then in the evening, when we were about to head home, the boot release wouldn't work (handle or remote): there's not even the faintest click or any noise when I try to open it.
I should be able to use the backup "key in the lock" option: but when I put the key into the slot just above the number plate and rotate it all the way to the left and it doesn't do anything.
The car is a saloon, solid bulkhead: so there's no "flip down the seats" option...
Any advice on fuses or other ways of releasing it? I'm guessing the fuse is the same for the central convenience module, so I would lose all central locking if it was just a fuse? There's nothing else in the car that I've found to be failing.
I've seen mention of solenoid issues when the car has been sat in the sun, but a) it's never sounded like the solenoid was lazy or intermittent and b) it didn't work this morning (apparently the solenoid issue usually starts off as a warm weather only problem).
If it is the solenoid and it's all gone "bang" in one go, then any advice on releasing it? (and then on replacing it)