Boot lock stuck

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by News, Jan 4, 2004.

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    News Guest

    The car is a 1993 Cavalier 1.8 i hatchback.

    The tail-lid lock has stuck in the "in" position. I have got into the boot
    area from the back seats and there is no obvious way of releasing the lock.
    The trim looks as through it cannot be taken away unless the tail-lid is
    opened up. Anyone have any idea how I remove this lock or release it?

    Thanks in advance.
    News, Jan 4, 2004
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    mike Guest

    is it central locking problem?
    listen for the lock trying to de/activate (solenoid bolt) click.
    if you hear no noise.
    it could be a separate fuse? not sure on '93 cav.
    or it will most likely be a broken wire from up/down movement of the
    trunking feeding it.

    sorry i don't know of a way in without looking in a manual
    someone else?

    mike, Jan 4, 2004
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    News Guest

    All the doors open and close on the central lock. I don't hear any noise
    from the tail-lid lock when the key is turned.

    It button is mechanically stuck "in".
    News, Jan 4, 2004
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    Robert Offer Guest

    I used to have this happen quite a lot on my old Cav. I just put the key
    into the lock and turned it to maximum in one direction or other - usually
    clockwise to undo and pulled - slightly off centre and whilst still turning.
    The friction was usually enough to release it - then it was WD40'd - but the
    correct way would have been to dismantle it, clean it and use some graphite
    grease, I guess!
    I hope that helps a little
    Robert Offer, Jan 4, 2004
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    mike Guest

    ok well as the other gent says, try & free it with the key/wiggle.
    if you are getting no noises from the central locking request to the gate
    then i'd suspect it has lost power, either 12V or bad earth.

    what happens wheh you use the key in the lock

    mike, Jan 4, 2004
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