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    Help needed......

    I know next to nothing about cars I can change filters and even changed a pump for the windscreen washer but thats about it so I really need some help before I send the car to the garage, I have a 51 plate Astra with remote central locking during the week the boot failed to open. The front and back doors are fine but the boot is frimly shut. The push button on the boot lid can be pushed in but this doesnt open the boot.

    Any ideas that may help so I can havea go at trying to do it myself, comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    Welcome to AOC

    Not being funny, but have you tried the key in the lock?

    It could just need some WD40 to free it up, or perhaps needs a new lock solenoid?

    Vaux remote locking can be a tempremental sod at times!
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    When mine wasnt opening i just popped off the rear trim and had a poke about.
    It turned out that a cable had got in the way of the lock mech and stopped it from remotely unlocking, strange i know but ive not had any problems since.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thats exactly whats happened to mine yesterday , however i have a flat pack bed in the back and cant get it out...so im going to have to climb on it somehow and have a go at taking the trim off ....cant belive it it worked fine 30 mins before when i put the bed in it!
    It has to be some design fault as loads of people seem to have the same trouble...
    I know your post is a few months old but if you ever got it fixed id love to know how cso i can go outside and try!
    cheers

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