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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: Boot Locked - boot button failed
The power to the boot lock goes via a wire that runs inside the rubber grommet at the top left hand corner of the boot opening. All those wires flex when you open the boot so in time they are prone to fatigue.
The boot release is especially prone as it is quite heavy duty compared to the others (thicker and more likely to crease, rather than bend).
The only way to repair that wire is to open the boot, so you won't have any joy there.
The ski-hatch is the only way to access the boot.. but if you're desperate you can drill the bootlock out. It's held in place under the badge with 2 shear bolts. If you drill into the bolts, they're soft enough to use stud extractors on (it's the normal way to get them out).
That will allow you to tug the linkage to open the boot. You can get new bolts from the dealer. Don't disconnect the linkages.. it's a triple-jointed spider monkey job to reconnect them.
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