Toodeep wrote:Can you hear the motor in the tailgate trying to operate the lock? If so, there is a white plastic slot on the inside surface (ie underside when the lid is raised) of the lock which should move freely through an arc of about 1cm. (Incidentally it is this slot, accessible from inside the closed boot, that you have to move to open the boot in an emergency). Does the plastic slot and everything that moves with it move freely?
A friend had a problem where the plastic outer part of the lock broke causing it to foul the metal latch part preventing it from springing back. This happened when the boot was open so the latch was permanently in the closed position stopping her from closing the boot. Presumably it would have prevented her opening it had it been closed. Hers was a saloon but I imagine they are the same.
The next thing is the press switch on the boot lid which does get condensation forming inside or water from jet-washes etc. The switch can be opened up (take care the spring inside doesn't ping into oblivion!)and gently dried out with a hairdryer or the car's blower. Wiping won't do a thorough enough job. I smeared some windscreen silicone as if 'glueing' the parts together before re-assembling but wrapping it in a layer of kitchen clingfilm might have been enough.
Obviously if you can hear the motor working even when the boot won't open, the switch is not the problem so I would then be testing the motor itself.
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