Pluriel Manually unlock boot lid?

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Hi Guys,

Boot lid won't open via switches.

Pluriel OBD connector location
Pluriel OBD connector location

I went to check the fuses and this is what I found in the glove box.



Nothing like any of the diagrams I have found. When I tried to remove the plastic cover over the motor lots of water ran out. Any advice on how to unlock manually would be appreciated as I don't want to use too much force just yet.
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I don't know about a manual unlock for the pluriel boot, but you are looking in the wrong place for the fuse box.

The fuse box locations can be found here https://citroenc3owners.com/citroen-c3-t ... s-t36.html

Pluriel looks like this

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If you have water in the motor, dry it out and check the fuses, then find the leak ;)
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Cheers C3CAR,
I found the fuse box and checked them. All in order. I did manage to get the boot open. There is a small round cap next to the inside handle which exposes a slot. After lots of turning the boot DIDN'T open. So I ended up taking the plastic covers off the roof cassette mechanism's either side which gave access to a single Torx bolt which holds each latch plate in position. Once the latch plates were freed the boot lid opened with the latch plates still attached. Then I removed the plastic trim covering the solenoids and freed the latch plates and fitted them back to the car. I checked the lower tail gate and the solenoids work fine so I'm less inclined to think it's a fuse related problem. At that point bad light stopped play so I'll continue tomorrow. I'm taking photo's as I go and will post them when the jobs complete.
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I'm taking photo's as I go and will post them when the jobs complete.
Thanks, we could do with some pluriel parts photos.

There are 2 more fuse boxes, the hidden maxi fuse one and the engine bay one, both in that link.

Thanks for keeping us up to date.
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At last I've managed to sort out the boot opening problem. Blind luck actually. Bare with me, there's a bit of a story involved. My missus tried to open the sunroof the other day but it would only go back about 4 inches. I started to think that it might be something to do with one of the override switches, there are about six scattered around the boot/lid/cassette to make sure you cannot retract the roof if the rear window position isn't correct. Any way they all seemed to be in the correct position so I opened and closed the roof a few more times then I decided to push the roof close button when the roof was already closed. Strange thing, the motor ran for a couple of seconds and there was a click. I tried the roof and Voila as the French say, it retracted fully. Result. Then I replaced the trim on the tailgate, closed it and for some reason I gave the button a press. Blow me it opened. I tried a couple of times and it seems to be fixed. I assume there is some kind of reset that occurs when pressing the roof control when the roof is closed.
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Trim Level: Exclusive
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DPF: No
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Thanks for the information!
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