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rossoscozia
post 15th September 2020 12:29
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So this morning I went out to start the car as I hadn't driven it for about 4 or 5 days and after turning over briefly and failing to start I came to the conclusion that the ebattery was flat. I noticed on the dash that the boot was open so went out to try and shut it and it is just slamming but not locking. I am thinking that it's been open since last week and the boot ligth being on because of this has drained the battery. I've not long owned the car but noticed the boot has always been difficult to close and it takes a slamming to get it done. Is there any way of adjusting the lock to the hatch or are th elocks known to fail over time? Just trying to assess if I need to source a new one or if it can be realigned/adjusted. Thanks
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post 15th September 2020 20:17
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QUOTE(rossoscozia @ 15th September 2020 13:29) *
So this morning I went out to start the car as I hadn't driven it for about 4 or 5 days and after turning over briefly and failing to start I came to the conclusion that the ebattery was flat. I noticed on the dash that the boot was open so went out to try and shut it and it is just slamming but not locking. I am thinking that it's been open since last week and the boot ligth being on because of this has drained the battery. I've not long owned the car but noticed the boot has always been difficult to close and it takes a slamming to get it done. Is there any way of adjusting the lock to the hatch or are th elocks known to fail over time? Just trying to assess if I need to source a new one or if it can be realigned/adjusted. Thanks


Mine used to do the same causing the boot light to stay on, bit I'm struggling to remember how I fixed it. I think I just adjusted the catch on the lip of the boot floor as I didn't buy a replacement lock. I think the hatch side was a bit loose as well so wasn't catching. Had to do the same on the Giulietta once as well.

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post 15th September 2020 20:57
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Thanks. I actually managed to get it locked after charging the battery back up. Mustn't have been locking because of that this morning but still needs looking at as it's not closing right.
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post 16th September 2020 13:27
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The lock catch is adjustable. From memory, you can get access to the securing bolts by removing a couple of plugs either side of the catch in the lower trim panel.

It's a nice easy job!
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post 16th September 2020 16:10
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Cheers. Maybe just need to move it forward a touch. It's on this weekends job list although the 166 needs the front brakes changed so prioritsing that for Monday's MOT!
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post 16th September 2020 19:58
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I'm confused and a bit worried to read this

my CF2 146.gif knocks out the bootlight after a few minutes; is this staying-on-thing a CF1 anomaly, or a 145.gif thing...?


On my FIAT Coupe, there's a unit called the body-control-module which lives under the driver's seat, and handles stuff like the auto-drivers' window, central locking, and the cabin / bootlight timeout. We don't have that in these cars; the functionality appears to be elsewhere...
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post Yesterday, 19:32
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Central locking now not working either. Was before I charged the battery. Strange.....
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QUOTE(rossoscozia @ 17th September 2020 20:32) *
Central locking now not working either. Was before I charged the battery. Strange.....


by 'central locking' do you mean; with the key in the lock? Or from the keyfob??

That is odd...
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post Yesterday, 22:07
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Car did have the dealer fit Philips alarm which the owner had disconnected due to problems and was using the key in the door lock. However, they had a problem with the ignition barrel so got a replacement from a donor car which meant 1 key for the doors and another for the ignition. To make life easier and not have to carry two keys they then had a local auto electrician fit a central locking fob to lock/unlock it. I've tried th original keys for the car and none of them manage to lock/unlock the doors or boot.

The locking is possibly not working if there is a fault with one of the locks. The 166 is infamous for this.
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QUOTE(rossoscozia @ 17th September 2020 23:07) *
Car did have the dealer fit Philips alarm which the owner had disconnected due to problems and was using the key in the door lock. However, they had a problem with the ignition barrel so got a replacement from a donor car which meant 1 key for the doors and another for the ignition. To make life easier and not have to carry two keys they then had a local auto electrician fit a central locking fob to lock/unlock it. I've tried th original keys for the car and none of them manage to lock/unlock the doors or boot.

The locking is possibly not working if there is a fault with one of the locks. The 166 is infamous for this.


Do you mean; no mechanical functionality; as in the keys will not unlock the car, in the door locks?

Or that non of the remote fobs will work?

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