Boot Opening Randomly Whilst Driving
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:00 AM
This issue just started yesterday
I've a 1.8 2001 zetec focus, can anyone advise of a solution for this?
Whilst driving you can hear the lock opening and closing alot, yesterday the lock opened as soon as i turned the ignition
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:37 AM
My first thoughts are water ingress or a short circuit somewhere
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:47 AM
This is a few minutes job, and should give you a fairly instant result. Let us know how it goes!
Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:18 PM
The wires will need patching as water gets into them and causes the shorting.
A break will be very obvious as the wires will be too flexible.
I reommend you do it pretty quickly as the shorting will blow your boot lock solenoid (not a big job to replace but is a faff to do) and can result in blowing the rear wiper motor, rear demister and third bake light as well. (i am speaking from experience).
In the short term i recommend you disconnect and isolate the power feed to the boot lock and as above spray the conduit with WD40 then get the wiring checked and repaired.
With the wires detached the boot won't open on the dash button or by remote but will still open manually with the key in the lock.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:13 PM
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