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David, UK Car Mechanic
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Skoda fabia HI I have a skoda fabia and the boot wont open

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I have a skoda fabia and the boot wont open with the auto key, you can hear it trying to open. and the red light bright on the key, the other doors open and lock ok can you help?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  David replied 6 years ago.

Hi is this the early shape Fabia or the newer shape please?

Do you have a release lever down by the drivers seat on this model as well?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Dave


Our fabia is not the newest model its the one before

There is no leaver for the boot only the bonnet and petrol cap





Expert:  David replied 6 years ago.

Hi thank you for that.


The first thing to check on this one now is the lever that is located in the catch which is located in the opening of the boot on the car and not on the boot lid itself. The boot is opened by a solenoid moving the lever in this part which in turn pushed the lever on the catch located in the boot lid. If this lever has become bent it will not make contact and so the boot will not open. Since you say you can hear it working it sounds like this part maybe at fault. You can remove the small trim covering this unit and actually watch it to see what happens. Also it would be worth operating the catch in the boot lid by hand by using a screw driver to push the latch into place as though you were closing the boot and then flick the little lever on the side to check the catch is functioning correctly.


I hope this helps but if i can help further please feel free to ask