And before anyone says 'pull the handle'........ The boot on my wife's 2000 Golf has recently stopped responding to the central locking, and won't unlock. The keyhole appears to be full of nine years' worth of traffic grime general crud and, despite my attempts to clean and lubricate suitably, the key won't even go in all the way, let alone turn to open it! Now, I am confident I can repair/replace the locking mechanism but I can't think of any tricks to get the damn boot open in the first place! Any ideas, please, anyone?