How To Repair Your Renault Scenic Boot Lock Button 1999-2003 models

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Your boot button has fallen out because the small rubber o ring which holds the button componant in place has worn out and broken causing the button to be ejected.  The picture shows a complete o ring on the left and a perished o ring on the right.  My soloution to this was to produce a cost effective fix fo rthis common problem.  I produced a custom machined metal clip which can be crimped into place and will not wear out.  This can be purchased at my online shop:

If you have also lost your button these can also be purchased here as well as the spring componant and colour coded button options.  The following tutorial shows how to repair your lock using these componants.  This repair is suitable for Renault Scenic models from 1999-2003 and all Renault Megane models of the same year.
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Step 1: Removing the interior tailgate trim

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Open the boot and using the T-20 Torx screwdriver unscrew the four screws, which hold the interior boot trim in place (some models have an additional two screws near the wiper motor). Unhook the parcel shelf bungees from the trim. To remove the trim, pull firmly all around the edges, you will hear a snapping sound, this is just the clips that hold it in place.

Step 2: Removing the lock assembaly

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Disconnect the plug from the lock motor and using the 10mm spanner, undo the two fastening nuts which hold the lock assembly to the tailgate panel. Remove the lock assembly by gently pulling, you will need to release the metal switch lever by sliding it to the bottom of the “L” shaped channel and twisting slightly. Do not force it!
SteveS26 months ago
thomaserl3 years ago
Hi, I recently bought a used 2001 Renautt I Scenic 1.4i. The car is fine, apart from the fact that the boot does not lock. It goes rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, but stays open. I live in Durban, South Africa. Any suggestions from anybody?
Remove the interior tailgate trim and check the linkage arm between the solenoid and latch, something could be loose or broken.
cmkessell4 years ago
I've got exactly the opposite problem. I went to open my Scenic boot and the button remained jammed in (and the boot didn't open either).

I suspect somethings' broken inside the lock mechanism. Is there any way to release the boot from the inside?
I've come across this a couple of times. There is no internal release for the Scenic. The solution I came up with is to let the back seats down and crawl into the boot space. Using a drill with tank cutter (about 70mm is big enough), carefully cut a hole in the interior trim, in the centre, behind the lock assembaly. Now you can access the workings of the lock and un-jam, get the boot open and and fix the fault. Now you just need to fix the hole. I used another flat piece of interior trim which I had lying around and cut a neat square panel to bolt over the hole, if done neatlly it doesn't look odd. Sounds brutal, but I've seen people who have tried kicking it from the inside out and done a lot of damage to the mechanism and body work. Good luck.
Thanks for the quick response.

After a lot of jiggling the button, spraying it with WD40 etc. the button suddenly popped back out and thankfully it is working again and the boot opens. However, the "click" the button makes when I press it sounds odd so I suspect something is damaged inside.

I'll investigate replacing the mechanism a.s.a.p. before it really does break permanently!

Thank you for taking a look at this tutorial.  Our aim is to supply a cost effective repair to this common fault and help you get you boot lock back in working order as quickley and cheaply as possible.  Please visit our ebay shop
repaired mine today, works well, good repair, and only £3.50 a lot cheaper than buying a new colour coded handle. well happy.