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Question Boot/liftgate won't lock

I've searched the forums and see only issues with the boot/liftgate not opening, or problems with a convertible top. I have no issues opening the door. It just won't lock!

This is a 2013 500, no remote keyfob (at least the dealer didn't have one), no ragtop. According to the manual (downloaded as a print copy was not provided either) using the power lock on the doors (pushing the handle in so that the red bar is showing), should lock the boot/liftgate. I have tried that as well using the key in the driver's door to lock the doors. Neither method locks the rear tailgate/boot/liftgate. I have not checked the wiring yet hoping that maybe it's just a fuse (it's never just a fuse).

Would greatly appreciate any advice, links, hints, or at least good vibes!

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Re: Boot/liftgate won't lock

There is no boot lock - on Euro cars anyway. If the doors are locked the boot (or hatch) cannot be opened by pressing the button under the handle so it is effectively 'locked'. Only if you have a remote with the boot release button can you open the boot/hatch without unlocking the doors first.

This is assuming your lid does latch when you shut it. If it doesn't, and you can open it without pressing the button, it's probably the familiar hatch wiring failure.

Can you open the boot/hatch without unlocking the doors?
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Re: Boot/liftgate won't lock

Is your car a convertible?
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Re: Boot/liftgate won't lock

Quote Originally Posted by Piccolo Nero e Bella View Post
There is no boot lock - on Euro cars anyway. If the doors are locked the boot (or hatch) cannot be opened by pressing the button under the handle so it is effectively 'locked'. Only if you have a remote with the boot release button can you open the boot/hatch without unlocking the doors first.

This is assuming your lid does latch when you shut it. If it doesn't, and you can open it without pressing the button, it's probably the familiar hatch wiring failure.

Can you open the boot/hatch without unlocking the doors?
I managed to find the original window sticker for this vehicle. It did come with a remote keyless system, which was not provided by the dealer. Rough estimate is $400 (USD) for a replacement key and programming. That should fix the issue, as long as the wiring is not also bad!
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Re: Boot/liftgate won't lock

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Is your car a convertible?
No, as I mentioned in my original post.
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