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Hi, I own a Skoda Fabia Bohemia TDI 80 EST (2006). My problem

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Hi, I own a Skoda Fabia Bohemia TDI 80 EST (2006). My problem is -- when I have opened the doors with the remote, the 'boot' won't open unless I open and shut the off-side rear door first. This happens every morning but then only sometimes during the day after it had been opened using the 'rear door method' firstly. Please could you help?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hi Shantal,


 


It is really important to find the answer to this problem because "what next,where will it lead to without the answer?" Maybe one day I won't be able to open any of the doors, and then how will we be able to access and get to the cause of the problem?


 


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Barry.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Shantal, In my question I said that the boot won't open unless I open and shut the off-side rear door first, which is what I do. Actually the boot will open if I open and shut ANY of the doors except the driver's door. Could this be of any help?


 


Barry

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Expert:  dansgarage1 replied 3 years ago.

Hello and thank you for your question

 

 

firstly I don't think you will have a problem with not being able to open any more door,s

 

their is acouple of things you can try first before spending money and that is cleaning up the boot latch connectors with some wd40.

 

if this fails to work it will be either the boot switch that's faulty you can actually test this

1. removing the trim of the boot and shorting out the switch wires and seeing if it opens if it does this would suggest its not the switch.

 

2. you can also put a multi metre on the boot switch and operate the central locking and see if you get 12v their when operating it if your getting the voltage their this would suggest its your boot switch that's at fault.

 

3 failing the tests on the switch you would actually need a central locking main control unit please not this job can only be diagnosed and repaired at a skoda garage as they will need to plug into the computer to confirm the fault and also to reprogram the central locking control unit requires a main skoda computer system

 

 

I hope this helps and if I can assist you any further or give you extra help with your tests please let me know or update me

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your answer but I'm not the best of mechanics. I take it that when you refer to the boot switch you mean the part that you press in the door/gate, so when you say remove the trim of the boot, you mean remove the trim from the door?


Thanks for your patience also


 


Barry

Expert:  dansgarage1 replied 3 years ago.

Hello

 

the boot switch can be found by removing the trim on the back of the boot under the glass its like a large plastic cover clipped and screwed on/ as soon as you remove the cover where the latch is that connects the boot to the car lock. you will see wires going into the latch on the boot side of the car the latch has a built in switch in it that the wires go into so yes in theory your right its the opposite side of the handle

 

 

if you need me to explain a little more clear please ask I am happy to assist you

 

Many Thanks

 

Dan

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