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boot sensor always on

S4twiggy Apr 11, 2009

  1. S4twiggy

    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    today i got in my s4 and turned the key and my boot indicator icon on the dash was flashing so i opened an closed it but the icon is still showing. ive tried cleaning it but no joy, its jus stayin on and to be honest its pissin me off now, has anyone had this problem before or got any advice? is it a fuse or summin else? dont like potchin too much as i dont want to mess with anything so if anyone can help me id be very gratefull:think:
     
  2. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Classic case of faulty trunk catch.

    The luggage compartment light switch is incorporated in the catch assembly, so only option is to replace it, and all will be well.
     
  3. S4twiggy

    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    cheers mate, any idea of how much it would cost?
     
  4. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    ^^^ I'll price you one up on Tuesday, been a while since I last sold one.
     
  5. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Apologies for bumping an old thread but this is the exact same issue I am having. My dash reports the boot as always being open and the boot light no longer works.

    I've only picked the car up today so can someone explain in la-mans terms what bit I need to purchase? If possible can someone give me a rough idea of how much the part costs as well?
     
  6. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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  7. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Legend :)

    Is that a generic part for all b5 a4's. I believe I have the facelift model and am unsure how it differs entirely from the original.
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    it fits both.

    However the microswitch itself is only £10 new from the dealer...
     
  9. Chriscooke

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    Is the micro switch contained in the catch itself or is it a separate entity?
     
  10. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Replaced the boot catch today and it solved my problem :D I did have to modify it slightly though as it was slightly different to my original one.

    Cheers for the advice :)
     
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