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Question Megane Boot Latch - headache

I am struggling with a problem on my Megane Sports Tourer dCi Sports Tourer '04 that I have recently acquired.
The boot latch doesn't open the boot properly, I have had to remove the interior panel to the tailgate and fiddle around with a small screwdriver just to open it.
I have taken it to several garages who have all failed to fix what on the surface doesn't appear to be that difficult a problem. But they are all saying it is too complicated and talk about replacing the entire wiring loom and electronic control units for hundreds if not thousands of pounds which I can't believe is necessary. In the bundle of wires at the top hinge of the tailgate there seems to be half dozen black wires most if which look dodgy if not broken. If we put a live feed to the solenoid it does activate the switch and open the latch but working out where the fault is in the wires and which wire is key seems to be the problem.
Any help much appreciated. I am new to this forum
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Re: Megane Boot Latch - headache

It could very well be one or more of those wires, if you put a volt meter across the two wires that go to the lock when the button is pressed you should get a short burst of 12v and pressing it again you should get the same but with the polarity reversed, if you don't get that then try the same from each wire to earth on the car trying both with lock unlock if one responds with a burst of 12 v the one that doesn't is broken somewhere likely your wires that looks iffy.

Who would design a vehicle that falls over when you stop?

If you find a fix for your problem please let us know it will help others.
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