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Offline Whelp

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Boot won't close
« on: September 03, 2019, 10:43:17 am »
Hi,
Had the car laid up for a while for a few reasons and started it up no problem this morning. While driving away, I noticed the boot lid wasn't closed, but there was no warning light or anything. Simply wouldn't shut.

I disconnected the battery as someone else recommended, but no change. Any ideas?

Thanks

Offline Whelp

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Re: Boot won't close
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 10:56:13 am »
Actually, the warning light does come on, that was incorrect. So probably not some sort of fuse thing, I guess.

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Re: Boot won't close
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 01:23:56 pm »
It may need to clean up the opening button. This rubber gets destroyed depending on how you push it in and then gradually water comes in and destroys the contact. As a result, the button opens up the lid.

I think if you try some contact cleaner, you may have some progress and if it works, you just need to find the rubber bit to replace it. I suppose this comes all together from a scrap car or something similar to save money.