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ive been having issues with my boot handle / switch, it works every time from the fob, it will sometimes work after i have unlocked the car but that recently it barely unlocks without using the boot button on the fob, been told its the mirco switch in the door handle

I know this is a common issue and I phoned a few dealers who don't stock it but can get one £51, just wondering if anyone had a spare one, looked on ebay which are only £6 but cant be genuine, thanks, is this also a guide on how to change it

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Exactly the same issue on my 64 Plate Focus, i searched e-bay but found the same thing as yourself and didnt want to pay for dodgey copies.  I went to the ford dealer near me and he told me that the switch going is a common thing which then made me question buying the 2nd hand ones from scrap yards... so i have just stumped up the dosh to replace the switch - which i didn't want to do - but plan on having the car quite a while yet!  Probably get it fitted this evening so can take some pics as i muddle through the process and report back!

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thanks, hopefully it wont be to painful

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Well replacing the switch has resolved my issue and boot is now opening, this is how I did it...

Removed the two handle covers on the back of the boot lit and unscrewed the two Philips screws behind each one...1145669384.thumb.png.f7e2fb2deecd10ffe288810098aef9ab.png

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I found there are 6 nuts holding the outer boot handle on the car so you need to remove these but be careful not to lose them behind the metal...

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Back on the outside of the boot the plastic should now just pull away, you should then be able to push our the button, pull the cable and swap...

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I gave it all a little clean behind there, I tested it worked and then reassembled in reverse order, tested a few more times and all is well again!

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