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riven1962   
Tue Apr 10 2018, 02:21am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
I know it quite a common problem on earlier cars and its happened to me now. I had both the boot lock and the handle/micro switch off at the weekend looking for anything obvious. The where both cleaned up as best I could re-fitted and still nothing. So which is more likely to fail, the lock itself or the handle/micro switch. As I will be selling the car in the next few months I don't really want to spend a fortune on it now. Can the micro switch be replaced on its own? How easy is it to get off?
Thanks.
FakeConcern   
Tue Apr 10 2018, 03:20pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
|know it sounds obvious, but is the plastic flap you touch pressing on the microswitch all the time? The springiness on the flap goes with age and that's what happens. I fixed mine with a bit of foam rubber under the flap to hold it out.

If this is not the case, I think I may have a microswitch you can have, but will have to wait till the weekend for me to have a look for it.
riven1962   
Wed Apr 11 2018, 10:07am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
FakeConcern wrote ...

|know it sounds obvious, but is the plastic flap you touch pressing on the microswitch all the time? The springiness on the flap goes with age and that's what happens. I fixed mine with a bit of foam rubber under the flap to hold it out.

If this is not the case, I think I may have a microswitch you can have, but will have to wait till the weekend for me to have a look for it.

I will check and get back to you, thanks.
Mortimer   
Sun Apr 15 2018, 09:46am
Member No: #40734
Joined: May 29 2015
Location: Crawley
With mine it wasn't the microswitch or lock motor, it was the wiring loom fraying apart inside the cable tube between the hatch and car body.
riven1962   
Fri Apr 20 2018, 02:23pm
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
FakeConcern wrote ...

|know it sounds obvious, but is the plastic flap you touch pressing on the microswitch all the time? The springiness on the flap goes with age and that's what happens. I fixed mine with a bit of foam rubber under the flap to hold it out.

If this is not the case, I think I may have a microswitch you can have, but will have to wait till the weekend for me to have a look for it.

Had a look again today at the car. As soon as I touch/move the plastic flap I can hear the micro switch "click" but nothing is happening. If the offer of a switch is still available I would like to have it. Let me know the cost of postage to WA8 7PX and I will pay you. Thanks again.
FakeConcern   
Fri Apr 20 2018, 02:39pm
Member No: #24127
Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
riven1962 wrote ...

FakeConcern wrote ...

|know it sounds obvious, but is the plastic flap you touch pressing on the microswitch all the time? The springiness on the flap goes with age and that's what happens. I fixed mine with a bit of foam rubber under the flap to hold it out.

If this is not the case, I think I may have a microswitch you can have, but will have to wait till the weekend for me to have a look for it.

Had a look again today at the car. As soon as I touch/move the plastic flap I can hear the micro switch "click" but nothing is happening. If the offer of a switch is still available I would like to have it. Let me know the cost of postage to WA8 7PX and I will pay you. Thanks again.

I'll try and find it over the weekend (hope I still have it!) I can't remember if it was attached to the hatch panel or not.
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