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Avant Boot Sensor Problems

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by scammo, Mar 11, 2011.

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    [Mar 11, 2011]
    Hi all,
    Am new to the site and hope you guys can help please!

    I have a 2000 2.8V6Q avant, and noticed a while ago that the boot light seemed to be coming on and off for no reason whilst driving. Now when starting up, I quite frequently get a warning on the driver information system that the boot is open when it is properly closed.

    Whilst this and the light's behaviour seems clearly linked to the boot sensor, I don't know how to resolve. Any ideas please??

    thanks
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    [Mar 11, 2011]
    Forgot to add, the rear wiper and washer jet are both working fine, with no apparent leaks
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    [Mar 11, 2011]
    Try taking the boot lock out and just drying the microswitch as water may have escaped a little from the rear washer hose.
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    [Mar 11, 2011]
    The micro switches often fail/snap, you will need a new lock if that is the case. They are about 30 quid from a dealers.
    Mine is exactly the same, I need to get round to it too!
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    [Mar 13, 2011]
    Thanks!
    Do you know whether I can remove the boot trim without breaking the clips, or do I need to get new clips first?
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    [Mar 22, 2011]
    Mine did the same, think it was after getting the car washed with a big pressure washer, water in the rear microswitch, has dried out and is fine again.
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