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    Alarm keeps going off....where is boot sensor (pics)

    Alarm keeps going off and in center display it shows that the boot is open (when its not) so ive took the panel off in the boot and cant find any water around/or in the lock/boot area......bone dry....wd40'd but no joy, here are some pics maybe you guy can tell me which is the sensor unless its fitted in the lock .



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    Im pretty sure its part of the latching mechanism. It will be a microswitch inside it.
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    I bet the latch aint cheap then?
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    I Have had the same problem this week!!! Didn't make many friends However, after stripping down the boot insert and checking all electrics I still had the problem. The next thing I did was relocate the lock catch on the bottom side and that sorted it. Did this morning and so far so good

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    i did this a few days ago,it went ok then 2 days later same thing.Why they just mess up for no reason i dont know,its not just me but others have had same issue.......bet there made in china !
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    my old shaped A3 did it, but only on warm days (not often in Scotland!)
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    Hi,

    I have the same problem. The washer on the rear wipe has been frozen for most of the last month. The pipe feeding the jet has pushed off so has leaked at the back of the boot cover and all the area and lining were wet.

    Have removed everything and am trying to dry it out. I have an intermittant problem on the wiper sometimes it runs without being turned on but now the boot sensor says it is open so I cannot lock the car without the alarm going off.

    I have read the sensor is in the boot lock assembly. A replacement unit costs 20 can anyone identify where the sensor is located? is it on the bit that pulls the boot release lever?

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    take out fuse number 35 that will disconnect the siren,if its 20 il buy a new one.
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    Thanks for the info on the fuse I will try it and then I will be able to lock the car!

    I think the problem is the sensor but cannot see any wires near the lock catch. I would like to know whare the sensor is located.

 

 

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