405 Boot Lid/Lock Drama
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    Tadpole
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    Default 405 Boot Lid/Lock Drama

    Hi fellow pugifiles, my 94 S2 405 has a boot lock/press button that no longer operates, manually or with a key. The manual's first step to remove the lock is "open the boot" That's the drama, does anyone know how to do it from inside through the back seat? I have removed the jack cover and exposed and losened two bolts, but these are not the lock. Do I have to rip the rear plastic lining to expose the bolts?

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    My friendly local Pug dealer told me it can be done, but for obvious reasons wouldn't elaborate how.

    Hope there is someone who can help.

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    I thought it was something to do with the fuel filler flap solenoid connection, but it escapes me. It's certainly a problem as you'd need to have a very long arm to fit through ski flap.

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    Default 405 Boot Lid/Lock Drama

    Thanks for the quick reply, but another call to my friendly Pug dealer, this time "the man" himself not one of the staff has informed me that the Series 2 405 lock can only be removed by drilling out the barrel and as luck would have it he has a good used one on hand for me to purchase at a reasonable price. Problem solved....I think!

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    Hi,

    Had the same problem, an unexpected hit to the rear bumper (no damage) fixed the problem for several months until it occurred again, this time continuous locking and unlocking the drivers door did the trick.

    Good luck.

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    For any one with a 405 boot lock problem I thought I'd better clarify my "drill out the barrel" advice. This is only necessary if the boot is closed and can't be opened, normally with an open boot one simply removes the rear plastic lining from inside the boot and the two screws that hold the press button to it's internal casing can be removed and the push button with the barrel can be removed rearwards through the body after disconnecting the two internal rods.

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    I had the same problem with my 405 SRDT boot not opening. I didn't particularly want to drill the lock. I ended up removing the back seats revealing 2 holes not that much bigger than the skiport. My 13 year old son fit through but too small for me. He proceeded to undo the two bolts holding the lock striker to the boot lid and then the lid opened to enable further work to be done. The striker was removed by semi-dismantling the boot trim and reaching into the lock and pulling on the linkage to release the lock latch. Once the boot trim was fully removed it revealed that one of the lock linkages had simply bounced out of its locating hole. Over time the hole has worn so the linkage is not as firmly held in place as one would like. Closing the boot firmly would probably cause it to bounce out again! My fix was to tap a 3mm thread on the end of the linkage wire and loctite a nut once installed so the linkage stays put. see pictures. Hope this is helpful.

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