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Boot won't open

Hi I have the 156 gta my boot won't open all of a sudden... It has no key hold so I'm not sure how to open it.. any ideas Wat could be the cause and how I can rectify it please???
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Basic question first: You've tried both the button on the key and the lever inside the car?

Have you tried with someone jiggling the bootlid while you pull the lever?

Is your boot empty?
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If you have done all the things that David C has suggested and it still won't open, do the following.

Open the "ski hatch" in the rear seat and shine a light onto the latch of the boot and try to open it with a long stick. Once open, you can inspect and fix the problem.

If that does not work, simply remove the rear seats (four bolts, if I remember correctly, perhaps six) and you'll have easy access to manually open it from the inside and inspect and fix whatever is the problem.

Also, have a look at the South African lounge on this forum. When did you get the GTA and whereabouts are you located? South Africa - Alfa Romeo Forum
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A small child might be able to fit through the ski hatch. Try yellow pages; chimney sweeps.
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Try charging the battery, especially if the car has been unused for a couple of weeks or longer. Alarm arming/disarming and central locking goes flaky as the voltage drops. An old, failing battery is like having a haunted Alfa, with gremlins running amok.
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Try charging the battery, especially if the car has been unused for a couple of weeks or longer. Alarm arming/disarming and central locking goes flaky as the voltage drops. An old, failing battery is like having a haunted Alfa, with gremlins running amok.
The lever boot release should work even with the battery removed from the car.
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The lever boot release should work even with the battery removed from the car.
Oops, missed that. Indeed it should.
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Levers in the 156 boot lock mechanism can get tangled up.

Have a look at this thread. (156 Boot Lid Stuck)

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