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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Ollie-B, Feb 17, 2013.

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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    I cant open my boot, its a saloon, seats dont fold down. It sounds like the mechanism is working but the boot dusnt pop open! I should also mention the key doesnt turn in the lock to override it. Either seized or not the correct key as my front door dusnt open by key either
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    Same problem I have. Boot solenoid knackered. Use the old fashioned method - the key. A new/2nd hand solenoid costs around £15.
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    Cant you release the back seats, crawl into the boot and release from the inside? Just a thought. :) x
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    Back seats dont fold down (solid bulkhead) and key doesnt open the lock think the ignition barrels been changed and the locks havnt cos front door dusnt open off key either
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    Steamship does urs sound like its opening though? Mine sounds like its working but just wont open the boot
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    Hmmmm. Not sure how you would get into the boot in that case.

    Don't suppose you have a ski hatch in the bulkhead?
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    Try the key while pushing boot closed to take pressure off the lock ?
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    Nar got buggerall and key dusnt turn at all dusnt even begin to turn
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    Is there a baby in the boot? If not, I'm not sure this qualifies as urgent.
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    Yep, I can hear it, but it only moves partially (since I can use the key). On my to buy list.

    I think everyone has covered all the bases, but here's something worth considering. Has it been quite some time since the boot was opened? If so, is there a possibility that it could just be stuck with the rubbers. I've had the odd time to use both hands to open mine. Just a thought.
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    Bairns prams in the boot so its pretty urgent and it was open a matter of 5 minuts before hand.
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    doesnt the remote work then?
    Or do you have another key?
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    I have a spare key im going to try in the lock but i dont hold high hopes for it working. The remote does the same as the handle it makes it sound like its working but dusnt release anything
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    Wierdest thing happened. 2 mins ago i literaly tried the boot and it didnt open, went to the house got spare key and held the boot button and nothing happend. Went to the boot and grabbed the handle, opens as if nothing was the matter. Got all my stuff out the boot and al have to Keep an eye now
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    Just typical of a car, making you out to be a liar. It's like when you take it to the dealer and they can never reproduce the problem ... or maybe that was just the dealers I took it to.
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    It is absolutly typical ive been out about a dozen times since and it works every time haha
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