Boot wont open and rear wiper wont.. wipe!
Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:54 PM
I brought a Ford KA for my wife in 2005 and its been a good little car.. but now it has a problem thats hopefully nothing major.
The boot has always been a bit tempremental to open.. sometimes id have to press the button and push down to get it to open.. but now it just wont budge.
Also the rear wipers have stopped doing anything, the water comes down but just leaves a clear trail
Any advice? seems funny they both stopped around the same time. Dont wanna take it anywhere unless i can avoid it..
Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:53 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:31 PM
PS i should have mentioned i cant actually open the BOOT at all, even with the key. i will have to have a proper look tomorrow from the back seats!
Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:42 PM
I also read this which seems to explain the problems im having.. the only problem is now i cant open the boot to clean it!!!!
"Actually, an intermittent faulty boot release and rear wiper sounds like a dirty contacts to me. Make sure that shiny copper bit on the inside "lip" of the boot isn't obscured and has a clean contact with the corresponding bit on the ridge on the bottom of the door-hatch itself. If it doesn't make contact. then these electrics won't work."
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:02 PM
in the back, bit of wrestling, took of a plastic panel which gave me better access, checked all the cables, sprayed a bit of wd40 at the lock. removed as much stuck plastic as i could and bingo! hurah.
even the wipers and demister works again. good news
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