2007 Vauxhall Tigra 1.4exc
BOOT WON'T OPEN

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Momo
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Feb 1, 2011 (9 years ago)
Can't get the boot open on my tigra, either by unlocking the car and pushing the button on the boot or by using the button on the drivers door inside.
Also now when I apply the handbrake and then realese, as I drive off I get a beeping warning noise for a couple of seconds. Can someone help me please????

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Tigra
Variant: 1.4exc
Model Year: 2007
Category: Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres
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whittingehame
Legend
16,679 points

Feb 1, 2011 (9 years ago)
Might have to take back to dealers to get it reset as easily upset i.e see here an example ,



However, a word of warning. The boot itself is electrically operated and must not be shut manually. As Vauxhall put it, closing the boot by hand could "confuse" the mechanism which would then need to be reset by a dealer.

In other words the boot lid won't work properly unless you follow the instructions to the letter - and closing it means you have to hold down the operating button on the back bumper until the lid is completely shut. I imagine that standing at the back of the car in the pouring rain while the boot does its thing is not a lot of fun.


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Momo
Driver
2 points

Feb 2, 2011 (9 years ago)
Thanks for that
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Walto
Driver
1 points

Apr 19, 2011 (9 years ago)
I have a Vectra Estate, 2008. The tailgate wont open competely nor close completely - goes about halfway. Vauxhall dealer just quoted £860 to replace everything!! Can they be de-activated or is there a fix out there that does not involve a dealership and their extortinate prices!? Two weeks out of warranty....
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Ian Gebbie
Driver
3 points

Mar 1, 2017 (3 years ago)
Had the same issue, all the motors (three in the boot area) must be set to bottom dead centre, this means removing each one, and the cover, then setting the arm to as far down as it can go, you can also check each motor by applying 12V dc and make sure it works.
Regarding the boot open button, remove the trim and button from the back, remove the button connector, with the car fully opened check for 9V DC across the connector (if not its a wiring problem or the ECU needing reset) also check the button on Ohms, if connection is poor use switch cleaner (it will work its way in)
One other point check the hydo fluid (lives in a pouch to the RHS rear boot) you need to lift the rear boot carpet and then the white box.
There is also a good video on youtube (one hr long) from the manufacturer on how to access and line all the motors , roof up without getting into a mess, also check all wiring as well (Hall sensor cable that runs up LHS arm)
ECU reset , disconnect battery leave for 1 hr then reconnect, this will clear any issues in the ECU.
Took me about four days to sort mine out , a garage had removed the rear button and broke two wires ! the time was mainly getting motors out and setting them to BDC
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