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On the good old Lag I, it's not uncommon for the striking plate bolts to work loose and eventually detach. The first sign of this (on the hatch at least) is that the boot lid sits slightly proud of the rear wings because the catch goes to maximum adjustment. Ignore that, and eventually the plate drops off and you can't shut the boot.

I don't know if the Lag II suffers from the same problem, but it's certainly worth a look. Even if the striking plate still appears to be in place, it may have worked loose and slipped down so that the boot catch can't quite reach it.

You should be able to test the boot catch mechanism with a screwdriver of roughly the same diameter as the pin on the striking plate. If it's working correctly, then it should grip the screwdriver in the same way as it would grip the pin.
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