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147 Tailgate/boot lock not working

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I am new to the forum, but I need some help! My 147 1.6 T Spark Lusso (2002) wont allow me to open the tailgate using the interior button on the dashboard or the remote control key fob although there is a noise from the lock itself as if it is trying to open. I now have to access the boot from the back seats and manually flick the catch to open it.

Any ideas? its only just happened and worked fine before.

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I think you will find that the lock is broken...well at least that part of the mechanism that the electric release works on.
Exactly the same happened to me under warranty...Of course the dealer broke 3 rear hatch panels during the replacement

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Quite a few had the release plunger springs not undone when they left the dealer. If yours are still down, turn them and they should pop out, which makes the boot pop open when it's unlocked...
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