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    Default Intermittent Boot Release

    Sorry if this has been answered before, but my problem seems to be slightly different to others mentioned.

    I have a Vectra Expression 2DTI with a problem opening the boot. A few months ago the problem started when I pressed the boot release button via the fob or drivers door. When I press the release button in the door it beeps or when pressing the release button on the key fob the indicicator lights flash. When you press the actual boot button nothing happens, not even the motor spins. If you keep pressing the boot button eventually it opens.

    However, it is getting more and more of an problem in that it takes about 20 attempts at pressing the boot button before the motor spins.

    I guess I need a new boot lock mechanism? Could some one give me an idea on how much they cost in the UK? I was going to take it to a Vauxhall dealer, but know it will cost a fortune even if it is a small problem, which I hope I can fix this time.

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    Id clean the micro switch first see if that helps. Pretty easy to get too.
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    Does it sound like the motor is struggling (or anything out of the ordinary) when it finally does decide to work?

    Your looking at around £50 for a new mechanism without fitting.

    Part numbers are:

    13173563 (engine no: 31161760 - 41048789 and 38130692 - 48045597)
    13178192 (engine no: 41048790+ and 48045598+)


    I'd try to make sure it's the motor before spending your cash though. I'm no mechanic or electrical expert so you might want to wait for one of the more experienced folks to come along for some help on diagnosing the issue but it could be a wiring issue or the button itself playing up and not the motor.

    I also remember reading on here that theres a plate on the boot and pins in the lid have to connect to it. If those aren't making a good contact then it make think the boot is already open. So make sure to give them a clean. I imagine if this was the problem, then turn the car on (accessory power, turns 2 of the key i think), and when the boot fails to open, see if the boot open light is on. If it is, then thats your problem.

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