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Boot lid will not open except by use of key

Boot lid will not open in response to pushing button inside car or by pushing badge button in chrome strip on boot lid

is it linked to fuel filler cap staying locked,i.e do I have to look for a dirty earth lead in boot or similiar?

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  • fionalp Jan 03, 2009

    hi my husbands boot will not open by either pressing the button on the boot or on the key fob the rest of the car will open and lock but the boot wont pls help

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I cannot open the boot lid on my 2002 rover 75, key will not open and interior button will not work, any ideas

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    boot lid does not stay open

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Removed lock solenoid actuator and tested off vehicle, cleaned up terminals and pulled some fuses and relays cleaning wherever I thought necessary, also cleaned locking rod at filler cap with maintenance spray and lubricated mechanism inside boot underneath filler area. Both items now working but still not sure what the cause was.Suspect dirty terminals but these were not readily apparent

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