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    Question Central Locking Problems!

    Every couple of days the central locking just stops working, I have to re sync the key with the car (switching ignition on & pressing unlock) as the key fob buttons stop working, I've replaced the battery's on both of my keys so its not that, its starting to annoy me, is this a common thing? is there an easy fix?

    The second problem is that the button on the key fob (and the spare) does not unlock the boot at all so im having to put the key in & unlock it manually every time!

    Any help much appreciated
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    Your boot is probably down to the solenoid, common issue, unfortunately im not sure what could be causing your key issues, but im sure some other guys will be along soon
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    Re: Central Locking Problems!

    Boot could also be the wiring to it another common problem

    As for the key fob try bending the battery pins out this has worked for many including me the fob flexes and looses contact

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    Looks like im gunna have to get a boot solenoid then, does anyone know a rough price for one of these? where the best place to get it? main dealers?

    ill try bending the pins on the keyfob battery, hopfully that will work, thanks for the replies
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    before you get a boot solenoid check your wiring its free and easy and just confirms that it is or is not the solenoid

    also when you open the boot does the display on the dash show that its open? if not this is one of the tell tale signs that its wiring as the boot lid probably wont have any power to it if the wiring is broke

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu_m View Post
    before you get a boot solenoid check your wiring its free and easy and just confirms that it is or is not the solenoid

    also when you open the boot does the display on the dash show that its open? if not this is one of the tell tale signs that its wiring as the boot lid probably wont have any power to it if the wiring is broke
    just checked and when I open the boot lid the display on the dash shows that the boot is open, so I guess it must be the solenoid? is there a 'how to' replace it on here? cheers
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    It looks more like the solenoid then the wiring then

    not sure if there is a how to but it is easy to get everything out

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    Re: Central Locking Problems!

    Is the key slot in the boot in the right position.
    Depending if the lock is vertical or horizontal it works with the central locking.
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    I think its horizontal, is that the right position?
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