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Boot opening button not working - ideas?

Boot opening button not working - ideas?

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RichB

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36,476 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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As it was a nice day I took my Griff out for a good drive today (100 miles 'ish) only snag was that the boot opening button wouldn't work. Not a problem because many years ago I fitted one of David Beers (Mod-Wise) openers in the rear lamp unit which is a micro-reed switch triggered with a magnet in the key fob. This however proves the solenoid is working fine so it must either be the button on the dash or the wiring which has failed. Unless it's on a particular fuse but everything else seems to work fine. Anyone got any ideas?

GJR

802 posts

188 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I would imagine the boot button shares a feed from the other dash instruments, so if everything else is working fine it sounds like it could be the switch?

RichB

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36,476 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Humm that's what I'm thinking too, guess that means lifting the dash off.

David Beer

2,573 posts

175 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Hi rich, long time! There is a connector behind the Velcro flap in the door lock area, possibly check for corrosion.

RichB

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36,476 posts

192 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Thanks David, I'll take a look. You well?
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FlipFlopGriff

6,430 posts

155 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Its a big white block on the passenger side which feeds the whole rear end.
FFG

RichB

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36,476 posts

192 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Thanks chaps...

Wildfire

8,779 posts

160 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Rich, my boot solenoid burnt itself out when the button got stuck down. Twice.

RichB

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36,476 posts

192 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Wildfire said:
Rich, my boot solenoid burnt itself out when the button got stuck down. Twice.
Thanks but it's not the solenoid - the alternative micro switch opens it.

MrMCI

140 posts

65 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I have had a problem with my passenger side door button sticking, not sure why but it seams to stop the boot solenoid from working, WD40'ed it all up and havent had a problem since.