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In Topic: Boot Lock Fault

Today, 07:12 PM


In Topic: Boot Lock Fault

Today, 07:09 PM

I'd suspect a blown lock solenoid or a damaged wire in the rubber sleeve between the roof and hatch.
First check the wiring is intact either by physical inspection or check if power is getting to the lock unit with a voltmeter.
Tbh I'd say the wires are the main culprit but this fault can also cause the solenoid to pop.
As the solenoid is not a servicable part you would need a replacement one.
Ebay is a good source.
I have a guide to swapping the key barrel over so you can keep all the locks on one key (view link under this post on a PC).
I had this problem when I owned a MK1 Focus, the damaged wires shorted over to the third brake light wiring so that the boot popped every time I braked.
By the time I sussed it out the lock and rear wiper had both blown.

In Topic: Hiss With Accelerator

Yesterday, 10:31 PM

Definitely intercooler hose.

In Topic: Unable To Remove Rear Wheel.

Yesterday, 10:31 PM

A few whacks with a rubber mallet onto the face of the wheel will usually unstick it.

In Topic: Mk2.5 Zetec S

Yesterday, 02:07 PM

They complement the radio knob nicely.