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  • Sammy-Jo
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    • 5th Mar 11, 8:28 PM
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    • 5th Mar 11, 8:28 PM
    Thankyou so much! I looked a right idiot at Costco this afternoon with my new washing line trying to get it in my boot which wouldnt open!! Can now relax with a glass of wine and not worry about the forty five pound labour charge a certain dealership wanted to charge me just to look at it!!
  • birkee
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    • 6th Mar 11, 1:32 PM
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    • 6th Mar 11, 1:32 PM
    I have a Zafira (06) and over the last few weeks my boot has intermittently been refusing to open. Today, however, the boot is staying shut. There is no keyhole as it works on a sensor. Really dont want to take it to a dealership if its something I can fix myself. I thought it might be the fuse but there isnt a seperate fuse for the luggage compartment. Any ideas anyone?
    Originally posted by Sammy-Jo
    Why was the boot refusing to open? It's sounds like an alignment fault with the boot lid, and the circuit is drawing excessive current.
    If I'm right, it may blow again. Could have been some damp in the circuit though.

    Don't forget, the blown fuse is the symptom, not the fault.
    Last edited by birkee; 06-03-2011 at 1:34 PM. Reason: addition
  • Kilty
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    • 6th Mar 11, 1:33 PM
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    • 6th Mar 11, 1:33 PM
    If the Zafira has the same fusebox as the Astra, screen wash fuse and boot fuse are the same on some models. Screenwash pump blows fuses for fun if it's cold.
  • wookie
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    • 6th Mar 11, 5:40 PM
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    • 6th Mar 11, 5:40 PM
    If the Zafira has the same fusebox as the Astra, screen wash fuse and boot fuse are the same on some models. Screenwash pump blows fuses for fun if it's cold.
    Originally posted by Kilty
    Totally agree with you on that one,
  • Sammy-Jo
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    • 6th Mar 11, 8:16 PM
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    • 6th Mar 11, 8:16 PM
    I have changed the fuse but its still not opening the boot. Is there a reset button once I change the fuse or anything else I can try? Thanks.
  • pompeyfaith
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    • 6th Mar 11, 8:25 PM
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    • 6th Mar 11, 8:25 PM
    Try here bound to be someone that knows, you may have to register first

    http://www.zafiraowners.co.uk/forum/forums.html
    • reeac
    • By reeac 6th Mar 11, 10:55 PM
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    reeac
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    • 6th Mar 11, 10:55 PM
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    • 6th Mar 11, 10:55 PM
    Possibly the cable which supplies power to the lock has broken due to flexing every time the boot is opened or closed. Happened to my car once. Sometimes the same cable supplies the number plate light so check if that works.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 7th Mar 11, 10:58 AM
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    Strider590
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    • 7th Mar 11, 10:58 AM
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    • 7th Mar 11, 10:58 AM
    If it's anything like the Vectra, it's an electric lock and there's a knack to opening the boot (it doesn't "pop" open like most cars).... If you hold the button down and don't use enough force to pull it open at the same time, the actuator just makes a funny whirring noise and the boot won't open at all.... If you then carry on holding the button down, there's a good chance of blowing the fuse.

    Why does it have this system? Simple.... It saves weight and allows the designers to use the CAN bus system rear control module (which also saves weight) to handle everything at the rear of the vehicle electronically instead of running thick copper (expensive) cables down the length of the car.
    Last edited by Strider590; 07-03-2011 at 11:02 AM.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
  • nikkiuk
    Check your screenwash, if that is not working either then it could be that you have replaced it with another dodgy fuse! It happens to us fairly regulary and is something to do with something freezing and expanding which causes the fuse to blow....that is what we were told by the vauxhall garage anyway, it's a common fault on the Zafira!
    The first time it happened to us we were at Ikea and had just bought a flat packed dining room table and chairs..........twas fun squeezing it in through the back doors!!
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 7th Mar 11, 11:28 AM
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    Strider590
    Check your screenwash, if that is not working either then it could be that you have replaced it with another dodgy fuse! It happens to us fairly regulary and is something to do with something freezing and expanding which causes the fuse to blow....that is what we were told by the vauxhall garage anyway, it's a common fault on the Zafira!
    Originally posted by nikkiuk


    That's because you tried to use your washer fluid when it was frozen solid and you overstressed the pump, which in turn blew the fuse. Not a fault with the car im afraid.

    Have your wiper blades mysteriously fallen apart or the wiper arms bent to hell, when it's been frosty outside too?

    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
  • Sammy-Jo
    My screenwash is working. Runnning out of options fear I might have to take it to a dealership...
  • Kilty


    That's because you tried to use your washer fluid when it was frozen solid and you overstressed the pump, which in turn blew the fuse. Not a fault with the car im afraid.

    Have your wiper blades mysteriously fallen apart or the wiper arms bent to hell, when it's been frosty outside too?

    Originally posted by Strider590
    The system in the Astra/Zafira is a bit oversensitive to be fair. Pump must be running awfully close to it's 10A rating in normal operation if it pops the fuse so quickly and easily.
    • cyclonebri1
    • By cyclonebri1 9th Mar 11, 8:46 AM
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    cyclonebri1
    Have you tried simply pressing down on the tailgate as you press the remote ?

    The fact that this was originaly an intermitant fault indicates it could be mechanically "stuck".

    If that works try an oil spray on the mech.

    Having said that it could be many things,
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.

    Always expect the unexpectedand then you won't be dissapointed
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