Jump to content


Photo

Mk5 Focus Erratic Boot Lid Bahaviour!


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 rose5691

rose5691

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Name: john
  • Ford Model: mk 5 focus
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Hertfordshire

Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

Hello!- I need some help :-(

The boot switch stopped working and every time I put my foot on the brake the boot opens! Amusing and equally annoying. Any ideas please?

John.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,539 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

You have probably got a short between the third brake light wiring and the boot release wiring.
Check inside the conduit between the roof and the hatch for split insulation or snapped wires.

#3 durv Cymru

durv Cymru

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 TDCI
  • Location: Wrexham

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

Had similar when the switch became full of water. Had to swap it for new

#4 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,316 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

MK5! crikey your ahead of the times ;) MK3 only just out...

start off by starting to take the rubber cover from the handle, I had this issue previously, water had seeped in and started a swimming pool. I took a flat blad screwdriver and began to prize out the grommit and the swimming pool dispersed, it was problem free after that!

#5 rose5691

rose5691

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Name: john
  • Ford Model: mk 5 focus
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Hertfordshire

Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

Yes, my mistake, sorry :wacko:
So would all this water have some bearing on the boot opening when I put my foot on the brake??

#6 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,539 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

I'd still say check the wiring in the roof conduit to the hatch.
The boot unlocking when braking is is a symptom of a short between the brake light live feed and the boot lock solenoid live feed.
It would point to at least the insulation on the wires being cracked and moisture completing the circuit.

#7 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,316 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Agree'd, you could have both issues or most likely as Clive said its just the one. To take the rubber out is a 30 second job, so easier to check on the go if you dont have the time immediately to take a look at the wiring, but definitely follow Clive's advice on this one.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users