User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Emergency - Please Help - Boot Won't Shut

  1. #1
    Regular Member Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    York
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Emergency - Please Help - Boot Won't Shut

    Hi all,

    I hope someone can answer this quickly,

    my bossess car - a 06 plate 1.9CDTi SRi - the boot will not shut. There is nothing stopping it and it will close so the panels are level, but wont actually lock, so the boot will spring open when and as it likes. Weve tried unlock and lock on the key, on the door with the ignition on, engine on etc but no luck. The catch is free on the boot door and moves okay when prodded by a key - has anyone any suggestions as its stuck in the car park with £30k of survey gear in it!!

    Cheers

    oh forgot to say its hatchback.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North west
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    have a look at the lock with it open - is it stuck locked ? happened to me on a car once (wifes fiesta I think) and it was a jammed lock, I had activated the lock when the boot was open and it wouldnt shut. I used the key not the remote and some wd40 to free it up - remember you will have been trying to slam it so may have jammed the lock a bit.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    York
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    cheers rob, but theres no key on the boot of the vec.

  4. #4
    Regular Member Kcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Tamworth
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi Ian, not sure on this but i do know that when you unplug the battery leads the elec windows reset, maybe the locks will ? unless it has failed good and proper !

  5. #5
    Admin plasma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    On the Forum
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    333 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi

    Engine : 150

    Year : 05

    Mileage : 74000

    Default

    right i had this problem.. the way i got around it was to keep shutting it until it locked.. you can offer something up the size of a screwdriver to test it.. Hold the screwdriver horizontal into the latch as it would be if you was to shut it. Push it up and see if the latch bites and locks... then release with the boot switch... i found after doing this it would lock again for a while... Vx told me it was due to air pressure in the cabin at first!!! 2nd time i went back i stuck to me guns and asked for a new boot latch.... Fitted it myself and not had any trouble since (touch wood)..

  6. #6
    Regular Member Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    York
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Cheers Dean, we tried that but the latch wont stay put. I think whatever the thing is that keeps that latch in place (solenoid?) has gone. The light id on the dash all the time, so may its sensor thing tellign the electrics that the boot isnt shut.

  7. #7
    Regular Member m8internet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I had this a few weeks ago...
    The car had been in for the tailgate fault, had to phone the dealership back on getting home

    Raise the tailgate
    Insert a screwdriver into the hole next to the lock and PUSH
    Insert the key into ignition, turn to electrics on, press tailgate unlock button, remove key from ignition
    The lock motor should now be heard (which it was)
    Lower tailgate and close

    If the tailgate does NOT lock the motor and/or electrics have failed, and to bring the car straight back
    However, it worked for me, and the lock has worked correctly ever since

  8. #8
    Regular Member kentish_bloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sittingbourne, Kent
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.8 VVT

    Year : 2009

    Mileage : 42800

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    I had this a few weeks ago...
    The car had been in for the tailgate fault, had to phone the dealership back on getting home

    Raise the tailgate
    Insert a screwdriver into the hole next to the lock and PUSH
    Insert the key into ignition, turn to electrics on, press tailgate unlock button, remove key from ignition
    The lock motor should now be heard (which it was)
    Lower tailgate and close

    If the tailgate does NOT lock the motor and/or electrics have failed, and to bring the car straight back
    However, it worked for me, and the lock has worked correctly ever since
    ok, anyone any ideas?

    i can only see 2 holes near the lock, one accessed via a bung in the interior trim, the device behind the trim only seems to rotate. the other hole seems to be a drain hole.

  9. #9
    Regular Member kentish_bloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sittingbourne, Kent
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.8 VVT

    Year : 2009

    Mileage : 42800

    Default

    couldnt be bothered playing around with the lock any longer, so i stumped up £42 for a new one from VX, quicker & easier in the end, thats if anyones interested.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My boot wont shut properly! Mighr have blown something!
    By Innes in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21st May 2012, 18:20
  2. Boot wont shut porperly. Think i've blown something!
    By Innes in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th May 2012, 21:53
  3. Emergency pls help me
    By myelite150 in forum Diesel Engine related
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th April 2010, 18:20
  4. boot wont shut !
    By nigec in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th January 2010, 15:08
  5. Signum Emergency Boot Release
    By O5prey in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 5th April 2009, 23:44

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vauxhall vectra boot wont shut

insignia car boot wont close

vauxhall vectra boot wont lock

vectra boot wont close

lock jammed on car boot astra it will not close

boot not closing on 04 vectra c

vectra c boot wont shut

cant open car boot vauxhall vectra c

vauxhall insignia boot wont stay shut down

opel zafira boot wont close properly

vectra b faulty boot catch

vauxhall zafira boot wont close

insigna boot not locking

2009 astra boot wont shut

vectra c wastegate dont close

why wont my boot close on vectra

boot wont close meriva

vectra c trank wont close

Opel Astra trunk not closing

vectra electric tailgate wont close

vauxhall insignia boot not locking m

Astra Mark 4 tailgate wont shut

Astra Mark 5 tailgate is locked wont phone

holden astra boot wont close

opel. tigra boot wont close

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •