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Boot not opening
« on: May 18, 2024, 10:34:58 am »
My boot won't open, I've tried fitting a new latch which made no difference, then tried a different handle and then shorting the pins on the socket, still not working. The wires look fine in the boot area. Not sure what else to do next or what to check. Any ideas?

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Re: Boot not opening
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2024, 09:38:12 pm »
It will be broken wires on the left boot hinge
Mike

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Re: Boot not opening
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2024, 07:09:31 pm »
It will be broken wires on the left boot hinge

That would also explain why the reversing camera likes to open when the boot is open! Repairing it seems a tad fiddly and the likelihood of more cables breaking means I should just replace the loom. £160 on eBay though for genuine, I'll ask the parts guy at the dealership but I doubt it will be much better.

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Re: Boot not opening
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2024, 07:58:12 am »
I just spliced in some wire to extend each broken wire, as there is not a lot of slack from factory and the primary cause.
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