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#1 catnapping123

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:39 AM

Hello - I've just bought a Ford Focus Estate 05 plate, Mark II (New shape), and I can't find a button on/near the dash to open the boot. Luckily the keyfob opens the boot, but that appears the only way. Is there a concealed button on the dash? Lowdown on the RH drivers side there is an outlet a bit like a computer port, do I have a button missing?

I don't want to rely just on the keyfob, what happens when the batteries suddenly run out? I've tried pressing the two buttons under the rubber handle on the boot, but they are not working either.

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#2 mjt

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:49 AM

I think on the later cars the button is in the tailgate trim above the numberplate.

#3 catnapping123

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:09 AM

Thank you for your fast reply - I really appreciate it (paranoid newbie owner). Is there a sequence to make these buttons work, as I've tried pressing one, and both, with all the doors unlocked and nothing happens.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:29 PM

hello,

Oh dear it seems as though you are having the same problem as me.....refer to my post on page 4 titled '05 Focus Boot Issue' and the post under it.

is a common problem on 04-07 Focus's

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

Thank you APJ I hope you are sorted now. I did ring a Ford garage which quotes 32 for the switch plus fitting, if it comes to it, I think I will invest in another remote key so I don't run into difficulties when the battery needs changing. From reading up on it it seems that water seeping into the unit is the cause of the problem.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:58 PM

hi there,

id be interested to know what ford charge you in terms of labour for fitting the new lock? i phoned my local ford garage the other day and was also quoted about 32 for a new lock. God knows what the labour charge would be, should be a fairly straight forward job just awkward climbing into the boot space to initially take the old lock off. Im glad that its not a new GEM unit that is required as they cost loads!

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:59 PM

hi there,

id be interested to know what ford charge you in terms of labour for fitting the new lock? i phoned my local ford garage the other day and was also quoted about 32 for a new lock. God knows what the labour charge would be, should be a fairly straight forward job just awkward climbing into the boot space to initially take the old lock off. Im glad that its not a new GEM unit that is required as they cost loads!



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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:00 AM

Hi there, they said it was a quick job and I'm sure he said 50 all in.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:13 AM

oh excellent, thats a lot better than i thought it would be. will get my car booked in at local ford garage then!

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:28 PM

I'd be interested in how you got on, and if it fixed it!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:27 AM

yeah will let ya know when i get it sorted mate!

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