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post #1 of 25 Old 11-28-2007, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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i have just bought a 54 plate c-max 1.6 lx, when i unlock the doors the boot stays locked, i have to use the button on the keyfob to open it every time, this is annoying because when my passanger gets out the car to get something from the boot i have to remove the keys from the ignition to open it, surely this cant be right, or is it??.
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post #2 of 25 Old 12-11-2007, 12:02 PM
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On mine the boot unlocks with the rest of the car.
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post #3 of 25 Old 12-12-2007, 07:57 PM
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I have come on to the forum tonight for the first time hoping to find an answer to this very same annoying problem. Last weekend I bought a 54 plate c-max (1.8 Zetec), and have discovered that I can only get into the boot when I press the tailgate release button on the fob. Not at all useful when the keys are in the ignition and the engine is running !! According to the user manual, all doors including the boot should unlock when the unlock button on the fob is pressed.

I was hoping for an easy quick-fix but fear an expensive fault. Any ideas ??
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post #4 of 25 Old 12-24-2007, 09:13 PM
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its not a fault... theres ways to control what locks and unlocks.
its basically holding buttons on the fob which determines it.
i know to disable everything but the drivers door. its hold lock and unlock for 5 seconds. and the car flashes and beeps. (same to get them all to unlock)
it might unlock and boot button for the boot release? might be worth trying. theres different conbinations i know that one. as i had to do the drivers door trick with my friends focus as someone tried jumping in her car once when she unlocked it.
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post #5 of 25 Old 01-29-2008, 09:09 PM
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Is there any official source of how / what button combination does what. i've been a little concerned how on our new c-max the boot unlocks with the doors
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post #6 of 25 Old 09-24-2008, 09:49 PM
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Late reply but I have only signed up today.
I couldnt open my tailgate unless I used the keyfob button and the dealer replaced the microswitch in the tailgate latch and it was fine then.
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post #7 of 25 Old 09-25-2008, 03:36 PM
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I could be wrong but it sounds like you have a faulty boot microswitch.I had the same problem so i took it to bits,cleaned up the contacts and hey presto.Seems to be a common fault.
Hope this helps.
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post #8 of 25 Old 10-22-2008, 12:27 PM
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My car doesn't have this issue, but my tailgate release button's lil rubber cover has come loose and keeps doing so despite attempts to fix it. When u press the button u get a handful of water if it's been raining, so it might be a design fault where water gets in and buggers it up.

I am more interested in configuration commands to change the ways doors lock and unlock via the remote. Mine just unlocks everything on 1 press, would be useful to have driver's only. I miss my Viper Responder alarm on my last car, I could change whatever I wanted. If anyone knows useful little config routines then please send them or post them. I normally need to know at some point or another.
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post #9 of 25 Old 10-22-2008, 01:48 PM
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You can do this by pressing the Lock and Unlock buttons simultaneously for a few seconds - a flash of the indicators will show it's done. You'll now need to press the unlock button twice in order to open the passenger doors.
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post #10 of 25 Old 10-22-2008, 01:53 PM
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I think the following method works:-

Press and hold both the lock and unlock buttons on the remote for a few seconds until thelights flash. Now only the drivers door unlocks, press unlock button twice to unlock all doors.

Repeat the procedure to revert to original settings.
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