Author Topic: How to open boot lid withour remote? 2001 Xsara VTR  (Read 859 times)

Offline se75se

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How to open boot lid withour remote? 2001 Xsara VTR
« on: September 16, 2011, 09:35:47 am »
Hi all

I'm at my wit's end, recently lost the main key with the remote for my 2001 Xsara VTR and now I'm stuck with the spare that's, well, just an ordinary key.

No problem opening the doors or starting the engine, but how the hell do I open the boot? All I can think is, that I'm too thick to find the top secret boot button!

Help :)

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Re: How to open boot lid withour remote? 2001 Xsara VTR
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 09:44:54 am »
Phase II models like yours are manually opened by a small touch pad located under the  ^  of the Citroen logo. A light touch on that will spring the lock, presuming it is actually functional.

Alternate emergency access is inside, via a small hole in the lock mechanism, into which you can insert a thin rod and have a furkle about for the release.
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Re: How to open boot lid withour remote? 2001 Xsara VTR
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 06:34:36 pm »
thanks.
found the touchpad, but it doesn't appear to do anything :(

time to trawl ebay for a new remote!

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Re: How to open boot lid withour remote? 2001 Xsara VTR
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 07:16:13 pm »
Could be the switch has gone or possibly the motor. Always the chance of the hatch lid wiring having a break.
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