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    Default Damned electrical boot release

    The electric motor for my boot release has been temperamental recently, which I thought was possibly an electrical gremlin. Alas, it's not playing ball at all today which isn't ideal.

    Has anyone else had this problem on their Vectra hatchback? If so, what's the easiest way to solve the problem?

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    if you use the key in the lock on the tailgate you can open it like that

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    I've had similar problems which I am tackiling Vx about as apparently it has never happened before, I would put my thread on here but not sure how to, glad Im not the only one though! Just as a guess its about £250 to get gone by Vax if its the locking mechamism itself

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    I wonder if it's got something to do with using the pressure washer. I've never deliberately sprayed water into the lock, but there's no sign of any action from the boot release mechanism.

    Has anyone had to replace their boot release mechanism? If so, how expensive?

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    i had to have the boot lock motor replace, but it was under warranty so i dont know how much, however, it was only changed in november last year (it jammed up, so wouldnt lock shut) and my model has no key to do it manually. Occasionally now ill press the button and it will "wherrrr" and not open, have to push the boot down then press the button.

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    I had a similar issue on my facelift estate, a strip down and clean of the switch cured it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    I had a similar issue on my facelift estate, a strip down and clean of the switch cured it.
    If I had the tools and any technical awareness I'd have a go. Alas, I have neither.

    My motor did have a period when it would whirr and eventually open, but this time, it seems to have stopped altogether.

    Might it be worth taking it in to an independent and get them to have a look instead of being rogered by Vxl?

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