Today I felt the rear Alfa Romeo badge on the trunk of my 156 and though it felt a little loose, like it was swaying a bit.
It wasn't. In actual fact I realized it slides out to reveal the manual key entry for the boot. Fair enough. BUT, It is VERY stiff and extremely hard to slide open. I don't think it's ever been used to be honest and through not being used has seized up a bit.
What's the best thing to use to make it more smooth when sliding out? Grease of some sort I was thinking, or maybe WD40 would be best?
Well our 147 most certainly does jmgr!: In fact, as I keep the battery disconnected frequently, it's my favoured method of releasing the tailgate with the power off.: No alternative, in this resting state.:
Before i ripped the badge off my boot, I checked behind the liner of my boot lid for a locking mechanism, there was nowt there! So that's that. It does seem to be a handy thing to have though. I have a 53 plate facelift 156 jts Veloce