Mondeo Boot Relase
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:45 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:56 PM
It's possible that the switch can be repaired by removing it and taking it apart, giving it a clean and making sure the metal pins aren't making permanent contact with the metal plate in the switch. Do you have a centre console boot release switch yeah? And is it working fine? And the keyfob release?
Some people I have read simply disconnected the switch on the tailgate. This stopped the random opening, and was also seen as an added security against the stories of people opening boots when cars are stopped at lights for example and having their boot contents swiped! The interior switch and the keyfob switch should still work fine when the tailgate switch is disconnected.
If you google 'Mondeo boot release problem' or similar you'll find a mountain of info on this.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:51 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:13 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:14 PM
Or you might want to pop the switch out, take it apart and give it clean and lube, and check the pins in it. Removing the tailgate handle might give you better access for this...think there are 6 x 10mm bolts which keep it on, but you'll see these no probs once you've the plastic off.
It's possible that as a result of pressing the switch over time the pins are touching, or even just almost touching, the switch and so making a connection at random times. You could bend these back to where they should be and this might also cure the problem. The switch is about £20 from Ford if I remember right, or you could chance a second hand one from MondeoSpares on ebay.
Failing all that there's still a chance that the solenoid in the latch mechanism itself is knackered, and if so a replacement would be needed at about £60-70 from the stealers!
I'm pretty sure I have my old switch lying at home, I'd be happy to send it to you but I doubt it would be any good! I can get the part number though and I'll check my comp now here to see if I've any photos of it dismantled to give you a clearer picture.
I used to be on TalkFord a lot when I had the Mondeo and there were a load of threads on there about this problem, and loads of pics too...but don't abandon us here!
PS Welcome to the site!
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:15 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:44 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:49 PM
My username is gforce, real name Gary as per my profile. Just a heads up as you'll come across a lot of 'feet under the table's on here and might think it's the same person giving out advice every time!
So has that stopped the random opening now then as well?
Glad you got it sorted anyway mate, and glad to be of assistance....that's what we're here for on the forum!
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