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HOW DO I OPEN THE BOOT? tHE KEY IS NOT WORKING

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  • George Hels
    George Hels Nov 15, 2010

    What is the specific car model and year, and does it have a back seat?

  • trusha_goven Nov 16, 2010

    It is a Honda CRX DEL SOL Japanese Import 1995 model.
    No back seat. To open the boot you have to use the key which then rises automatically. The key is no longer working to open the boot. I am not aware of a manual way of opening the boot and I was not given a manual when i bought the car it would probably have been in Japanese anyway!

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Get a can of liquid graphite. Spray into the lock, aiming in different directions to spread the graphite in as many places as you can. Now stick the key into the lock repeatedly, feeling for the movement of the individual pins inside. After 15 to 20 insertions, try turning the key. If the key turns but does not open the trunk ( boot ) you'll need to go to a locksmith. If the key doesn't turn, repeat above procedure until you have movement in the lock - you should have success after the first time. It would be a good idea to spray all of your locks, as I'm sure they are all dry and sticky after 15 years!!
Hope this helps and please rate my solution!!

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

  • trusha_goven Nov 16, 2010

    The key does turn it just doesnt open the boot!
    Thanks for the tip though

  • George Hels
    George Hels Nov 16, 2010

    Spray that graphite into the trunk back opening, aiming for the linkage. Push down on the lid and try the key again. Your linkage is probably gooped up and needs a good cleaning..
    Good luck!!

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