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Trunk issues 08 Bentley GTC

Has anyone had a problem with the rear trunk Boot opening and slamming shut? The problem is intermittent? I just don't know where to start to trouble shoot unless this is a dealer only fix issue.
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hoping someone out there has had any experience with this? Anyone had a problem with the rear trunk Boot opening and slamming shut? The problem is intermittent? I just don't know where to start to trouble shoot unless this is a dealer only fix issue. I followed the trunk lid reset procedure and this didn't seem to make a difference. Could this at all be related to a low Battery gremlin issue as Bentley's are plagued to have.
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We need more explanation of the problem. Does the trunk open from the driver's door panel switch? Does it open from the "B" emblem on the trunk? Does the soft close not work (i.e. you have to slam it to close it)? The devil is in the details.
 
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It happens when I push the B Emblem on the trunk it raises up almost full height then slams shut almost like it’s received a signal to close. The problem is intermittent everything else functions normal. The soft close is working properly and the switch inside the car opens the trunk normally as well but have not tested that switch repetitively to see if it duplicates the problem perhaps I will see if that does the same as well. Perhaps I will try that as well.
 
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The gas support shocks may have went bad, along with a part of the opening mechanism.
I would try new shocks first, you should be able to get them outside of the dealership if you measure them properly.
 

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Trunk issue 08 GTC

Thanks for replying I will check into the shocks and see if this could be the culprit of the issue that I am having. Not sure what the pet mechanism is but Iím sure my mechanic will know.

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Thanks for replying I will check into the shocks and see if this could be the culprit of the issue that I am having. Not sure what the pet mechanism is but Iím sure my mechanic will know.

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That meant to spell part, autocorrect at its finest.
 
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My spell check language is not up to date I should have figured that one out! I mean iut
 
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Replaced the Gas Support Shocks with new ones, 5 minute Job.. seems to have resolved the slamming trunk issues and the knots in my forehead! Thanks for the Advise.
 
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Hello Martin, I am also having a small problem with my trunk though different from yours. Everything operates normally, except the last inch when the thing shuts, needs to be "helped" down for the hook to grab. You mentioned a trunk lid reset procedure.. What is this?
 
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Meanwhile, over in UK there is a service campaign from Bentley to re-program the boot operation. Seems it is mainly a re-program but we hear of people getting their boot issues fixed complementary by Bentley dealers.
Not sure if the issue is only on UK cars; they hadn't heard of the campaign in Spain for example..
There is a thread on the issue on here somewhere..
 
 


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