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duemila
post 12th February 2018 12:37
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Does anyone know where the rear boot light sensor is exactly, my car thinks the boot is open, and the light stays on permanently in the boot, which happened to drain and kill a very good battery that I've had in the car for 10 years, for now I've disconnected the bulb, Any advice appreciated,
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post 12th February 2018 19:55
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Does anyone know where the rear boot light sensor is exactly, my car thinks the boot is open, and the light stays on permanently in the boot, which happened to drain and kill a very good battery that I've had in the car for 10 years, for now I've disconnected the bulb, Any advice appreciated,


there's micro switch in lock or near it in boot lid.
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dante giacosa
post 12th February 2018 21:09
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Hey Valdas-

you took the words right out of my mouth!

I've been thinking about that recently myself- as I've always marvelled at how it 'knows' the boot is open, just from the press of the release switch in the front. So it had to be the lock.

(rather than a hyper-sensitive tilt switch!)
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post 12th February 2018 21:50
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hi Jim

it's simple microswitch - similar to the one in the picture. it was a while ago when I was looking into mine so just don't remember whether it is directly in boot lock or mounted somewhere on it.



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post 12th February 2018 22:23
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Something very similar to that was in the release 'tabs' of the tailgate(s) of my Audi A3 (8L). They failed on both examples that I had actually.

Interesting- I has always imagined them to be on the lower part of the mating boot-edge; but of course; that is just a 'strike-plate' isn't it. The mechanism is in the boot lid itself.

I've never been in there actually. I hope its all alright in there!
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post 12th February 2018 22:52
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biggest pain in the a**e would be removing inner lower boot lid trim and not breaking tabs holding it - more than 90% I'm certain they'll brake biggrin.gif
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post 13th February 2018 09:55
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yes- I'm in touch with that emotion
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post 13th February 2018 20:25
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I had the same problem recently. You can see the small switch in the tailgate lock without taking the hatch trim off. I sprayed it with wd40 and prodded it a bit. Seems OK now.
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