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    Today I closed the boot on my Vectra hatchback as normal, then when I tried to open it a short while later I can hear the motor whirring but the boot remains locked. I've pressed the boot unlock button on the key remote as usual.

    Also, when I start the car I'm getting the boot open warning on the dash and the associated warning chime.

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    Well it would be nice if you finally take the time to introduce yourself and put a picture up of the car (you've been around long enough)
    open the boot with the key remove the plastic panel and you'll have access to the complete mechanism... you'll soon find out why it is acting up. but usually it is corrosion.

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    Sorry mate, just hoping for some advice.

    There doesn't seem to be anywhere on the boot lid to insert a key - there is just a button which triggers an electrical mechanism. I can hear the mechanism whirring but it's not opening.

    I can fold the rear seats and get some access to the boot that way but I have no way of opening the boot.

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    if you've got number 5 on the picture below you'll have to remove the panel from the boot ,it can be done but you might damage it ..

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    that is if they put a panel on with the blanked hole... mine doesn't have it, but i have the key as a last resort and a pair of pliers, i actually oil mine 4 times a year so it doesn't seize and even than i have to use pliers or risk breaking the key in the lock.

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    Let me do a Southpole and talk before checking, I thought this information was held in the owners manual? If so it makes for lots of stupid people commenting in the video
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    Let me do a Southpole and talk before checking, I thought this information was held in the owners manual? If so it makes for lots of stupid people commenting in the video
    someone asking for some abuse over whatsapp???
    i clearly checked see the blowout picture and the 2 different locks in the picture... also pointed out that mine does not have a access hole in the plastic cover, possibly because of the fact that mine can be operated with the key (and a pair of pliers or you'll break the darn key and no it is not seized it just needs quite the some leverage to actually turn)

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    Thanks to all for your help - mine had the little plug on the inside of the hatch like the Zafira in the video - I was able to prod a screwdriver in there to get the boot open again.

    Good thing Vauxhall were sensible enough to include this, otherwise this could have been a world of bother.

    After I closed it again it opened normally using the button for the first time but the second time it got stuck again

    I guess one day I'll need to get the panel off and see what's going on

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    was a common issue on these where they would fail like that. I managed to get a new one replaced under warranty and had been fine ever since
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