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Boot-lock not working off the remote (182)



Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
  Black Gold 182
Before blindly attempting to fix this - what would you guys suggest? I've heard comments about boot solenoids, etc - but is this the first port of call?

Essentially the boot is locked at the minute with the boot button in the diamond not being able to be pushed in. The key fob flicks both door locks with no issue - but there's total silence from the boot area.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Does the boot lock have its own fuse?
 

Gus

ClioSport Moderator
  182Turbo,DCi90
There is a way of opening the boot from the inside , can't remember how but it's obvious when you look.

Once boot is open , take off the plastic panel, a couple of t15 or T20 screws plus poppers hold it on.

Then remove the solenoid mechanism. It's not actually a solenoid , a motor and some cogs. Move the cogs with your fingers. Press the key fob button and check if the cogs move. Usually by just moving the cogs a bit it unfreezes it all. Hopefully that fixes it. Use some grease to lube up the cogs whilst there too.

If that doesn't fix it you will need to buy a new locking mechanism .
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
  Black Gold 182
There is a way of opening the boot from the inside , can't remember how but it's obvious when you look.

Once boot is open , take off the plastic panel, a couple of t15 or T20 screws plus poppers hold it on.

Then remove the solenoid mechanism. It's not actually a solenoid , a motor and some cogs. Move the cogs with your fingers. Press the key fob button and check if the cogs move. Usually by just moving the cogs a bit it unfreezes it all. Hopefully that fixes it. Use some grease to lube up the cogs whilst there too.

If that doesn't fix it you will need to buy a new locking mechanism .
Great stuff - thanks for the info, @Gus. I'll give that a try this weekend.

Cheers,
D.
 

mossyv6

ClioSport Club Member
  Trophy,V6,5GT,AG200
If it is a solenoid you need Darren - they’re plenty on eBay for about a tenner - piece of p1ss to fit.
 

0ss

ClioSport Club Member
Mines failed again today. Ebay one lasted a few weeks, I'll be getting a genuine new one when I get home. Piece of piss to change it. Youtube will help if you need it.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
  Black Gold 182
Finally got around to this yesterday - along with removing my knackered back-box heat-shield from underneath.

The only slightly twitchy-bum time I had was in removing the the inner trim card from the boot lid itself. With that one retaining screw removed, it seemed far too attached to simply pull off - yet it did. I looked a right tool at 6'1" wedged in the back of my car with the back seats down, trying to release the boot catch, but finally managed it. ;)

Needed to order a new item - @0ss was your item approx £10 that you bought? Part of the plastic lug had sheared off and wedged in the gears. Even stripping it down and super-gluing the lug back on, wasn't good enough - so a new item it was.

I guess another benefit I noticed while back there, were several Torx screws that were simply nipped-up and certainly not in tight. Had a few plastic-trim rattles at the back, so hopefully that will have sorted a few of those out too.
 

0ss

ClioSport Club Member
Finally got around to this yesterday - along with removing my knackered back-box heat-shield from underneath.

The only slightly twitchy-bum time I had was in removing the the inner trim card from the boot lid itself. With that one retaining screw removed, it seemed far too attached to simply pull off - yet it did. I looked a right tool at 6'1" wedged in the back of my car with the back seats down, trying to release the boot catch, but finally managed it. ;)

Needed to order a new item - @0ss was your item approx £10 that you bought? Part of the plastic lug had sheared off and wedged in the gears. Even stripping it down and super-gluing the lug back on, wasn't good enough - so a new item it was.

I guess another benefit I noticed while back there, were several Torx screws that were simply nipped-up and certainly not in tight. Had a few plastic-trim rattles at the back, so hopefully that will have sorted a few of those out too.
Yep it's not an expensive part. Great fun to get to change though isn't it😂.
 


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