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GTC Boot Lock Problem

Post by GeordieRob » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:23 pm

The boot on the car won't open, the lock turns, seemingly with any key you try but nothing is engaging. The boot itself is slightly raised on the drivers side compared to passenger side. I have tried flat pressure on the centre of the boot, rocking pressure on the sides and nothing doing. Given the locks seem unavailable looking through past posts on the issue, would I be better just leaving it as is?. To be honest, we don't need the boot, the back seats will take a weekend bag and that would be enough.



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Post by guybetts » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:49 pm

I know someone recently posted that they had a similar problem, but I don't recall the conclusion. Below is the lock mechanism from the parts list, if this is any help. I wonder if the spring has failed, whether that could be the issue.
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GTC Boot Lock Problem

Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:02 pm

If the screw (33) comes loose, the operating lever (32) can come off the square section drive?


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GTC Boot Lock Problem

Post by GeordieRob » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:50 pm

Unfortunately, without being able to get in there in the first place I think it's going to be impossible to sort, and after trying get various wires in to hook the mechanism with no luck I think the only way it is likely to open is if it is drilled, which without a replacement in hand I am not too keen on. I'll keep my eyes on eBay to see what turns up lock wise and then maybe give it a go.



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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:11 pm

Rather than drill the lock, I would be making an access hole in the boot divider and reaching through to undo the divider catches. You should then be able to crawl into the boot and release the lock. The wooden divider is easier to fit a patch to or even remake in my opinion.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:28 pm

What good would it do drilling the lock if it`s already loose and turning ??????

Just push the boot divider back into the boot and crawl in there??.
Done it myself and IF the factory clips are still there the divider is easy to dislodge, it`s only held in place with the spring clips


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Post by ard126k » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:58 pm

On mine there were little knobs to turn to release the divider behind the seats. Then you can undo the lock cover. Of course we're assuming the boot's not full of luggage/tools/bricks/banknotes :w :w :)
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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:46 pm

ard126k wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:58 pm
On mine there were little knobs to turn to release the divider behind the seats
Yes Alex, they hook into spring clips, and the lock cover is only held on with Two Philips self tappers.

With the front seats released and folded forewords, the rear seat backs flipped down, climbing in is easy if the Gold bricks are not too high :roll:


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Post by GeordieRob » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:56 pm

Great!, didn't know you could access the boot via the back seats without major surgery.



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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm

Yep :roll:
The boot divider just pushes inwards, which sort of defeats the anti nick capabilities of its design. :w BUT how many scrotes would hang around long enough to discover this :evil:
One of mine was changed to screwed rods and wing nuts INSIDE the boot, in an emergency the studs can be unscrewed from behind the seats and the rods pushed back into the boot. :wink:


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Post by colinf » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:26 am

My GTC has a boot release mechanism located on the left hand side (behind passenger seat) of the rear seat, it is a red plastic pull handle, Is this unusual or unique to my car ?
It's how i have to open my boot as the lock mechanism moves slightly but won't turn fully / release the boot.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:43 am

Sounds like a PO addition to me.


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:53 pm

The pull cable was an addition that was doing the rounds years ago when new locks became obsolete, a few GTE cars had them fitted


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