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VW Polo 1.2 remote doesn't open boot any more

The remote won't open the boot of my VW Polo 1.2. It opens all other four doors. I have to use the key and turn it to the left, then it will open. I recently had a thump against a wall when backing in, I wonder if something in the boot mechanism could have jolted out of position as the fault appeared soon after. Of course, this may have nothing to do with it. Can anyone help please?

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SOURCE: central locking problem

i had a similar problem on the front doors .after taking it to a garage for a quote £ 180 i read into it and there are micro swithches in the locks so with a gentle tap with the hand the door unlocks . hope this helps it saved me the money

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: central locking not working

does it work in the passenger door

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Dismount door panel. VW Polo Net

Sounds like it is a broken window regulator. You will need to remove the door panel to fix it. Mine broke and I can actually pull the window up and it will stay until the vibrations of the freeway eventually make it slide back down again (this would be a temporary fix of course). Anyways, there are a couple screws behind the door handle I believe, and then some snaps around the edges, and some clips along the window line. You should get a Bentley's manual so you know exactly how to fix the window regular. 

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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I have changed a few cylinder heads under warranty for this type of problem. The exhaust valve guides wear, this causes the exhaust valve to seat badly, giving low compression. if one cylinder compresion reading is more than about 50 psi below the others, then this warrants head removal. It is quite a job, due to the fact that the camshft id chain driven. If you are up for it then once the head is removed, poor liquid into the exhaust ports and see if it leaks out through any of the exhaust valves.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Dismount door panel. VW Polo Net

You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal (can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to access everything inside the door

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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