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Re: 08 Scenic tailgate lock issue solved.

Originally Posted by Raynult View Post
Hi Joe,

I'm afraid the boot lid on a Renault Megane coupe, is a much different beast to a 2008 scenic tailgate. Also probably a different locking mechanism.

If I understand your problem correctly, the locking mechanism works properly when the boot is open, not when the boot is closed.

Assuming this is the case, my only thought is to check the positioning of the eye the lock catches on to, has it moved to position where the lock can't engage properly.

Usually there are 2 bolts, just loosen them off, move it about a little, see if it works. Also, there may be a build up of muck around the eye over the years, make sure its clean.

A second thought, with the boot lid open, have you tried the locking and unlocking with a bar (screwdriver shaft) in the mechanism, it could be a faulty mechanism.
thanks for that

TBH i am rubbish at things like this so basically what i have done is moved spare and jack to back seat and keep boot open all the time, until my test is up

then move them into boot where it will stay locked
i will then just create a lever attached to stick that i can wedge into the button that opens it from inside.

that will save me crawling into the tiny space should i ever get a flat

then when service is due just ask the garage to give it the once over
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