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post #1 of 8 Old 10-16-2011, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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i all have got a bit of a problem with my boot lid .It only happens intermitantly,all of a sudden you will hear the catch open and the warning light on the dashboard comes on with luggage compartment open.this only happens when i pass my daughters school or park in it car park. it hashappened a few times elsewhere but not as much as there.doesany oneknow of any faults or if it may be interference from other users orthe wavelength that it works on.have tried reprogramming the key but it didnt help.the car if a c-max 1.8 zetec 04
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-16-2011, 12:26 PM
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It's the boot switch begging to fail and probably needs changing before it won't open at all

http://www.cmaxownersclub.co.uk/foru...W=10mm+ratchet
the above ought to give a hint on how to change the switch




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post #3 of 8 Old 10-16-2011, 01:39 PM
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I had exactly the same fault with my 54 plate C-Max,and it is the boot release switch as stated above.Pretty easy job took me about 20 mins to do,just be careful removing boot trim.

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thanks all not mechanically minded but will mension it to the mechanic on tuesday when it goes in for the mot.
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Slightly different "problem" here. In mine, the rear hatch locks itself if I'm sat waiting in the car for my wife to come back from the shops. Even though the car is open, with me in it, listening to the radio with the key in the first (aux) position, she will be unable to open the tailgate until I open the drivers door. Then the lock works and she can open it to put her stuff in. I obviously can't check this, because as soon as I open the door to get out, the lock would be working. Is this some kind of safety feature fitted to modern cars, because my Picasso was exactly the same. All I can say is it's a pain in the A**E and I'd dearly love to know if there's any way to disable it.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-21-2011, 03:04 AM
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Big Budgie,I think this is standard, the same applies to if the Engine is running. I assume its so no-one can pilfer anything from the boot, if it wasn't standard and some Oik aquired something of yours, I'm sure you'd wish it was standard.

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Thanks Kevmond. I rather thought that was the case, but there seems to be no mention of it in the handbook, or even Haynes. I think there was a way to disable it on the Picasso, but you had to get it done at a dealer with the vehicle plugged into the diagnostic gizmo. Living in Shetland, the kind of casual theft you describe just doesn't happen, and there's very little car crime or crime of any kind for that matter, not the thieving kind at any rate! I see your point though and it may prove its worth when we come "south" for a holiday.

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I don't think the locking tailgate is on our 54 plate basic spec model (I'll try and see)




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