Used Alfa Romeo Bootlid Tailgate Release Cables

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About Bootlid Tailgate Release Cables

The Alfa Romeo bootlid tailgate release cable is a cable which is attached to a lever or button in the front of your vehicle. The cable attaches to the boot release mechanism in order to open the boot without the driver having to leave the vehicle and which is powered by an attached motor. 

Through general wear and tear the Alfa Romeobootlid tailgate release cable can stretch and eventually snap. 

If it fails, you will not likely be able to open the boot from inside the vehicle and will have to use the key to lock and unlock the boot.  For some vehicles, however it’s possible that you will not be able to unlock the boot at all. Some failed Alfa Romeo bootlid tailgate release cables will trigger the vehicle’s alarm system, believing that the boot is unlocked.  Some models have an emergency lever in the boot to release the boot lid. 

It is also worth noting that the boot release can fail and the cable may not be affected.  A good way to check is to listen for the electrical solenoid which will make a small noise when operated.  If you cannot hear this your problem may be related to the electrics rather than the cable.

Alfa Romeo trivia

  • US President John F. Kennedy was a big fan of the Alfa Romeo, and would often be seen racing on Washington streets in his Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider.
  • The first-ever F1 driver’s championship happened in 1950, and it was won by Giuseppe Farina thanks to the lightning-quick Alfa Romeo he was in. A history of Grand Prix racing served Alfa Romeo well for that first Formula 1 race, but they stopped being involved in the competition back in 1988 until making a return in 2019.
  • Alfa is an acronym, standing for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, but few people are aware of where the word Romeo came from. It’s actually the surname of the Italian engineer Nicola Romeo, who bought the company as WWI was raging.
  • One of the most famous onscreen appearances of an Alfa Romeo was in the James Bond film Octopussy when the superspy stole a graphite GTV6. The car brand shows up again in Quantum of Solace, racing against Bond’s Aston Martin.
  • The Alfa Romeo logo has some really weird imagery. There are dashes of the Milanese coat of arms, and a terrifying picture of a snake eating a man. That image comes from the Visconti family crest, who used to rule Milan.