boot wont shut


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Oct 14, 2007
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The Lounge
the wife put something in the boot and drove to work, once at work she opened the boot, removed item and closed boot lid but it wouldnt close.

once i got home i had a look at it, stripped it down and found that the central locking device has a long arm on it which was holding the catch open, fiddled about with it for a while but ended up just removing the arm so i could just use the lock manualy.
now i have to use the key to open boot lid every time.

has anyone come across anything similar before, is it just a new central locking device needed in the boot or is it more than this?
does it have an electronic pop?

If so i presume the rod you removed connects to a solenoid. I guess you need to work out if the solenoid is always on, or if its just jammed...
Hi, I had a similar problem, and changed the actuator. Others have stripped and lubricated actuators successfully. From memory the part was about £27, fitting was straightforward and took about 20 minutes. Ian
cheers hotglove,
its still disconnected and using it manually, hadnt had chance yet but now youve reminded me i will get it sorted.
you dont happen to have the part number do you?