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  • Ford Model
    Mondeo TDCi estate
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    5001 to 10,000
  1. Yes I have a choice of three ways to open the boot door now, lucky me. :)
  2. All done for £160. I wouldn't trust myself to do something to the car, I might make it worse and it was worth paying the money to the garage just so my very short tempered husband didn't attempt it.
  3. They have to replace the catch and the switch so more expensive. I thought the catch was part of the switch.
  4. Garage have just phoned to see it's not the switch, the spring is missing from the catch. I presume that will be cheaper, I'm waiting for them to phone back.
  5. It will move with a screwdriver but won't stay there. I've booked it in to the garage on Thursday to have it replaced as I can't take the risk of a dodgy boot lock with my dogs in the back.
  6. It's a 53 TDCi estate. It won't lock, not with the remote, the handle or the switch inside. What a ridiculous idea not having a keyhole!
  7. Oh I've just realised we didn't disconnect anything, just WD40'd it but I'm not telling my husband to go back and do it again!
  8. We've just had a look and WD40'd it but still nothing, not even from the switch inside the car or key fob remote. :( We've fastened it down with a bungee until I can get it into the garage but that won't be until Thursday because of silly bank holidays.
  9. Another option is if you disconnect the boot switch, the interior release button and the keyfob button should still work fine. Some people actually did this, not as a fix but as a security measure, to stop the boot being so easily accessible when stopped at traffic lights for example. How do I disconnect the boot switch?
  10. The boot switch has been working ok and I've had more urgent things to sort out like a new clutch and windscreen. I went out this morning, put the dog in the boot and now I can't lock it because the switch isn't releasing - the opposite problem from what I had before. I can't drive around with the boot open so can't drive the car until I get the switch replaced. Is there a way of getting it to release so I can shut the boot door?
  11. I'm not worried about water getting into the windscreen, they said it was encapsulated. I was worried about water and dirt gathering along the gap at the top.
  12. I have spoken to the local office but didn't get past the telephonist. She said the seal is purely cosmetic and some have them, some don't. Surely if it's not sealed it will collect water along the top and corrode the bodywork? She is supposed to be getting someone to ring me back.
  13. Car passed it's MOT. :) :) :) About the windscreen, though. There is no seal along the top of the windscreen, is that right? I phoned them and the local office is closed for the weekend but the woman at the call centre said she was pretty sure it was supposed to be like that and she'll get someone to ring me on Monday. Is this new technology? I'm sure the old one wasn't like that, it's just bare glass along the top.
  14. Yep, we're living on beans for a month now.
  15. The deed is done - shiny new windscreen, heated with rain censor for £210. I think it's a good price, just a shame I talked myself into paying it. MOT is on Friday and if it fails it'll be off road because we're skint now after a replacement clutch and windscreen.