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Just bought an 08 Twingo yesterday - what a great car apart from This morning boot wont open - any one had this problem?
 

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Fuse. Are all the lights working? Iirc it's one of the same circuits. I once blew a fuse messing with interior lights, went to get my spare from the boot to discover that it was on the same circuit :lol:
 

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Does your interior light still work?

In the glove box, pull the panel to reveal the fuses. On the back of the panel, there should be a set of twezeres for removing fuses.

This shows the 5Amp fuse to pull if the central locking plays up and the car wont start ;)
Try the 10Amp red fuse below it and see if it has blown
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i'd be looking at the boot switch relay, as it was a common and known problem on mk 2 / 3 clios, upon which the twingo platform is based on using the same relay switch and locking mechanism's. the way to test it (if neil would be a champ and make another picture!) is to lock and unlock the car and if the relay itself make a little clicking noise it's working (this is the switch inside switching on and off). if it doesn't click, replace (you can youtube or google how to test an automotive relay if you wish, but with the cost of them i wouldn't bother) the relay on the assumption you have checked the fuses like neil pointed out. this should cost you about 6 or 7 pounds


that is basically the entire electrical system leading up to the mechanical lock itself checked, leaving the only remaining suspect the boot lock itself!
 

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I had that problem. From the inside, use a screw driver tho move the mechanism. It is a white plastic on the lock mechanism. When you move it, open from outsite and it is ok. Spray with wd-40 or silikon spay :) It stucks and the mechanism can not move so it is staying locked!
 

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Brilliant , thanks guys - i'll try it at weekend . BTW there is a turbo engine going for 360 quid with 25k miles on ebay.
 

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cortong":3g31a34v said:
Brilliant , thanks guys - i'll try it at weekend . BTW there is a turbo engine going for 360 quid with 25k miles on ebay.

yeah man, that's usually the going rate for one of those engines. it's usually only the bare shell though, no auxilliaries such as alternators or manifolds. probably going to run you closer to a grand if you can get the parts second hand to have a full working engine!
 

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oscar":2np6938s said:
cortong":2np6938s said:
Brilliant , thanks guys - i'll try it at weekend . BTW there is a turbo engine going for 360 quid with 25k miles on ebay.

yeah man, that's usually the going rate for one of those engines. it's usually only the bare shell though, no auxilliaries such as alternators or manifolds. probably going to run you closer to a grand if you can get the parts second hand to have a full working engine!

That engine for 360 is the one my dad is selling if your interested?
 

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oscar":18o5dqfj said:
i'd be looking at the boot switch relay, as it was a common and known problem on mk 2 / 3 clios, upon which the twingo platform is based on using the same relay switch and locking mechanism's. the way to test it (if neil would be a champ and make another picture!) is to lock and unlock the car and if the relay itself make a little clicking noise it's working (this is the switch inside switching on and off). if it doesn't click, replace (you can youtube or google how to test an automotive relay if you wish, but with the cost of them i wouldn't bother) the relay on the assumption you have checked the fuses like neil pointed out. this should cost you about 6 or 7 pounds


that is basically the entire electrical system leading up to the mechanical lock itself checked, leaving the only remaining suspect the boot lock itself!

I have unlocked it from the inside a few times and despite loads of WD40 its not clicking or opening from outside - does this mean c.locking not releasing any ideas on what needs to be replaced?
 

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oscar":2fkz35n1 said:
i'd be looking at the boot switch relay, as it was a common and known problem on mk 2 / 3 clios, upon which the twingo platform is based on using the same relay switch and locking mechanism's. the way to test it (if neil would be a champ and make another picture!) is to lock and unlock the car and if the relay itself make a little clicking noise it's working (this is the switch inside switching on and off). if it doesn't click, replace (you can youtube or google how to test an automotive relay if you wish, but with the cost of them i wouldn't bother) the relay on the assumption you have checked the fuses like neil pointed out. this should cost you about 6 or 7 pounds


that is basically the entire electrical system leading up to the mechanical lock itself checked, leaving the only remaining suspect the boot lock itself!

I have unlocked it from the inside a few times and despite loads of WD40 its not clicking or opening from outside - does this mean c.locking not releasing any ideas on what needs to be replaced?
 

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If you have a multimeter, you could probably test the boot unlock switch pad. If the contacts don't close when you press the pad, that would be your culprit.
 

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Does your interior light still work?

In the glove box, pull the panel to reveal the fuses. On the back of the panel, there should be a set of twezeres for removing fuses.

This shows the 5Amp fuse to pull if the central locking plays up and the car wont start ;)
Try the 10Amp red fuse below it and see if it has blown
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hi my locking is working on the doors, but the essential boot won't open any help plese TIA
 
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