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Audi A4 (A3) Boot won't open

Very simply I cannot open my boot. I open the car via the central locking but the boot is still locked. What should I do?

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  • carolinemadd Feb 03, 2009

    I can't open mine either (Audi A4 1999). It opens fine with the key and with the remote button for the boot, but not using the general remote central locking button.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My car is a Seat Toledo Tdi, 2002



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If unable to turn key in boot then you will have to drop the seats down inside and climb in. remove the rear door panel and move the release mechanism manually. Make sure the vac pipes are connected and the mechanism isnt siezed.


Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • ronniewyllie Jan 23, 2011

    managed to break the wee clips that hold the panel to the bot, but a trip to the breakers yard will replace that.

    thanks for the advice



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