Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information


Fiesta 2009 boot opens when driving


LJ_Fiesta_s
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi All, 

I've used this forum for years, and its been great, now I thought it was about time to contribute, as everyone is really helpful, I have had an issue with my boot when driving where the boot will open, generally when it is wet/ or cold.

So today I decided to investigate, after reading some other instructions about fixing this on a C-max, however it appears to be very different as I found after disassembling the boot of the car.

The only part which needs to be removed is in fact the boot switch itself, which is a self contained unit, once this is open you will find it is very wet inside, causing it to think the boot is actually being opened, when the ignition is turned on.

You will need to remove the opening button below, I used a plastic pry tool to remove this it is stubborn as there is tonne of dirt, but it will come out.

IMG_2869.thumb.JPG.90d41c4e6bbdf3b4b4d5d

 

 

This is the connector which is connecting it from the back of the switch, just remove the switch using a small screwdriver, comes away fairly easy.

IMG_2864.thumb.JPG.8a5eed825f3ae59be3888

 

You will find there are 6 tiny screws holding the switch together, be careful not to lose these, when removing them, you will need to remove them to gain access to the switch.

IMG_2866.thumb.JPG.0b4e36edbb4c871d52d9c

This is what you will see when you remove the screws, mine was all wet inside, which needed to be dried out, once dried out, I put some WD-40 & used petroleum jelly on the inside to protect it from the wet, then reassembled.

 

IMG_2863.thumb.JPG.bad171abd0a4fdc29f608

 

This all took me under an hour to complete, whilst enjoying a coffee in the cold.

Hope this helps someone else with the same issue, from what I read on here, this is a known issue, and most people have returned their cars to Ford to have it repaired under warranty, but for those out of warranty, this may help.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 9 months later...

Thanks for posting this, i had the same issue and couldnt figure out what was causing it.

the solution worked perfectly and saved me the £60 ford wanted to charge me

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share




×
×
  • Create New...

Forums


News


Membership