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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.
 


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