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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 156 boot replacement??
I had a issue with my SW the central locking would work on the doors but the boot button failed to open the boot - you could hear something trying to work but it failed to unlock. The only way to open it was with the manual lever by the driver's seat. When the back panel was removed it turns out that the solanoid that triggers the lock had brocken off the lock plate (three spot welds had all failed) it was still triggering (which was the sound I could hear) but was unable to operate the lock.
The mechanism was was replaced and now the lock operates off the second button like it should.
Ned at AutoLusso did the work under warrenty, he was supprised by the fault as he had never seen this occur before.
If the solanoid lock unit has been damaged or moved due to your rear end shunt this may be the reason that you are having the problem.