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The screwdriver trick didn't work for me so I was left with waiting for it to open of its own accord as everyone assured me it would, however I didn't have time so I carefully (ho ho) removed one of the narrow vents towards the top of the trim and jammed in a 7cm wide piece of wood (a bed slat) twisting this gave enough clearance to see the lock and the right hand pull rod I could probably have worked out a way of moving the rod but some WD40 sprayed on the look using the red straw thing did the job once the door was open I took the panel off straight away. I took off the LH vent The RH one might have given me better visibility of the lock?
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I too have experienced a similar annoyance with my Espace (2002). It appears that the boot hatch has trouble "de-latching" after a lot of Rain - like most of this summer!

After taking it to get it looked at and it working OK at the garage, I have found that by holding the latch in by approx 1/4 of its full movement, then unlocking the car with the fob, something inside just catches and you can release the lid.

Its a good job the rear window still opens or we'd be stuck!
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