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    Default Boot wont open !!

    I replaced the chrome strip on the back of the car hatchback today (as I accidentally scratched the original one removing the VXR badge).

    When I undid the four bolts, one of the center bolts fell inside the hatch and I was unable to recover it.

    Now I cant get the boot open !!!

    It makes the sound... but wont release the catch.

    ..... any ideas how I can get the boot open again ?


    *&^%*&^%*^&%*&^%*^&%$RT^&^&^&%%$$%£&#16 3; arrrrgh

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    Seems like the bolt is jamming the mech, might have to pull the panel off and go in from the inside.

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    Drive down a bumpy road to dislodge it!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by izonoky View Post
    ...might have to pull the panel off and go in from the inside.
    Could be tricky given the boot can't be opened!

    I've no idea how you get into a boot, that doesn't have the manual release option on the inside, without inflicting some nasty interior trim damage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Could be tricky given the boot can't be opened!

    I've no idea how you get into a boot, that doesn't have the manual release option on the inside, without inflicting some nasty interior trim damage!

    fold the seats down, and crawl in with a torch!!! easy peasy!

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    possibly press the boot further down then lift sharply while someone holds the release button down, might move the bolt just enough to allow you to get inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoldenbullet View Post
    fold the seats down, and crawl in with a torch!!! easy peasy!
    hasn't worked for him...Spoons has rung the vectra-c's technical office and we've tried that.. he's currently stripping the boot trim off to access the lock from behind....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    .. he's currently stripping the boot trim off to access the lock from behind....
    yeah, wot i said (or meant)

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    Angle grinder????
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Angle grinder????
    i'm holding that one in reserve.....

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