Check the lock mechanism itself !
External Trunk Lock
A lock barrel located between the X and K of the XK8 badge on the RH side of the trunk rear panel provides external access to the trunk via the black-headed key only.
Internal Trunk Release and Filler Flap Emergency Release
The fuel filler flap is released via a switch located on the driver's underscuttle. This switch will only operate if the engine is not running and the vehicle is unlocked, or the ignition is in position I or II.
An emergency filler flap release lever is accessed by removing the LH side trunk lining below the filler.
To 'single action' lock or unlock the vehicle, the key is inserted in the door lock, turned towards the front or rear of the vehicle respectively, and released. Holding the key in the lock position will close all windows, and on convertible models, will also raise the top. Releasing the key stops all operations. 'Single action' locking of the vehicle locks both doors, the trunk lid and the fuel filler flap, and sets the alarm system.
A 'superlocking' function deadlocks both doors, preventing door opening from the interior, and provides all of the above functions. To raise the convertible top however, the key must again be held in the 'lock' position. To 'superlock' the vehicle, the key is inserted in the door lock and turned to the unlock position, then within three seconds, turned to the lock position and released.
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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 5:06 AM