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Boot Lid Not Locking!

READER84 Feb 2, 2013

  1. READER84

    READER84 Member

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    Today my boot lid decided it didn't want to lock! So i went off to work and then randomly locked itself! Any ideas?
     
  2. Danny-boy

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    I had the same buddy, it will gradually get worse and it won't catch or lock at all.

    I took the latch mechanism to bits (the bit on the bootlid) and used silicon grease to lubricate all the moving parts - it's rather clever how it works actually!!!

    It's been perfect ever since, took me about 45 minutes but I could do it in 15 now.

    Dan
     
  3. READER84

    READER84 Member

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    This bit? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359803351.953741.jpg
     
  4. READER84

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    Is there a guide anywhere for this?
     
  5. Danny-boy

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    Yeah, that's the bit mate.

    Pop the plastic cover off and remove the bootlid lining.

    There was a guide somewhere, give me 5 to find it.

    Dan
     
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  7. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    ​Iirc he is based in the midlands near Coventry.:) x
     
  8. READER84

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    Cheers Sandra, yes im in the midlands, thanks for offering although ill give it a go, got not silicone grease but have got this, reckon it'll be any good?

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359805219.528204.jpg
     
  9. Danny-boy

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    I reckon that will be too thick to be honest mate, the parts still need to move freely - you will see what I mean when you get it open

    Pop to Halfords and grab some spray grease.

    Dan
     
  10. READER84

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    Cheers :)
     

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