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My vauxhall astra twin top sports 2009 has faulty boot that

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hello my vauxhall astra twin top sports 2009 has faulty boot that wont open thereby blocking the roof I suppose.When driving the signal sounds
JA: What year is your Astra?
Customer: 2009
JA: Are you fixing your Astra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I checked the fuses.
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: located only one
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Vauxhall
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
The mechanic does not need any supporting documents. Is this a scam?
Expert:  Stephen Rothwell replied 8 days ago.

Hi

Thank you for your question and sorry for the delay, my name is Steve and I am a fully qualified vehicle technician with over thirty years in the trade, hopefully I can answer your question for you.

The problem with the Astra Twin Top is unfortunately quite common and is normally due to a failed wire in the boot mechanism. This is the wire that takes power between the body and boot which has a habit of breaking leaving the boot lock without power. This prevents the lock from operating and so the system will as you have mentioned block the roof.

Repair is difficult and it may be possible to operate the boot using tech II diagnostic equipment, once the boot is open the faulty wire should be repairable.

I am sorry to not be able to give an easier solution to your problem.

But I hope this answers your question but do please feel free to ask any further details by replying to this thread.
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Many Thanks
Steve