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Remove boot lock

When I lock my Passat 1.9 TDI Sport boot won't lock, tried with key - no results. How to remove boot lock and replace little white box which I guess is the problem? Please help

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  • logydogy Mar 14, 2009

    thanks gafcox, I did it. replaced solenoid and it works now. thank u mate



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  • gafcox Mar 13, 2009

    The problem is usualy a seized solenoid (white unit)

    To remove turn the brass ferrel's with a pair of pointed nose pliers, this will release the 2 screws, make sure you hold each screw head with your finger to prevent it turning when you turn the retainer. once removed spray the plunger with WD40, then you may find by giving the unit a sharp tap or two it will free itself, if so work the plunger a few times to allow the release agent to penetrate, then replace on car and try it, if it starts sicking again tap it free, if all's well after a couple of weeks replace the lining, if not then you will have to replace the solenoid, cost about £30

  • gafcox Mar 15, 2009

    No problem, have a good day.



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