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Old 04-28-2006, 05:36 PM
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Can't open boot, Help

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has any thing that can help me open my boot? I shut it and drove home, now it won't open. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

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Old 04-28-2006, 05:47 PM
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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has any thing that can help me open my boot? I shut it and drove home, now it won't open. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

Alison
My '02 doesn't have this feature, but the newer cars have a little pull thing in the back seat. I think if you check your manual it will tell you.

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Old 04-28-2006, 05:52 PM
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I believe if you lift up the seat bottom of the back seat you will find a ring and cable pull to release the boot latch from inside. Then check to see that the latch is open and moves freely before closing the boot again. Should get you back in business. Good luck!
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--What happens when you hit the boot release button on your key? Do the lights flash? If it does and your boot still won't open there is a manual release latch behind or under the rear seats but I believe you have to drop the rear seats to get to it. Check your drivers manual, it will tell you how to manually open the rear boot. If the lights don't flash then you might have a key problem. Try your spare key.

Here is what one other NAMer said: There is a "pull ring" tucked under the rear seat to open the boot if there is an electrical failure.

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You might want to take it to a dealer if this happens again though. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for replying so quickly. When I use the key the lights blink, but I cannot open. I'm reading through the owern's manual right now. Hopefully, I can find the release shortly here. I'll let you all know if it works.
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Double check to make sure you have unlocked both doors with the remote or the inside toggle as well. I sometimes forget or the system 'misses' the second button press and wonder why my boot wont open.
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Yep, definatly electrical. I was able to open it with the manual release. I'll be calling service on Monday. Thanks for the help. I found the manual release instuctions on Page 30 in the Manual.

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It happenned to me 2 years ago. It turned out that water was getting in the wires from the boot handle. They changed it and it's all good now.
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