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Old 12-27-2004, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

A nice christmas present was the discovery that the boot lid won't shut on my 99 728.
sequence of events:
opened boot lid to do get jack out
did some work on car (fix windscreen washer stuff)- left boot open for 45 mins
tested windscreen washers - it was evident that battery was running flat (lots of recent short journeys - air con, sat for a week etc...)
went to shut boot ... no joy - can't shut it manually - no life form automatic closer at all...nada
charged battery, checked fuses..nada...just an open boot.

every garage shut - just want to cruise in the beast....help....

thanks
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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fixed it. took out solonoid and hit it (!) and now ot works.

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Originally posted by petal@Dec 27 2004, 04:06 AM
Hi

A nice christmas present was the discovery that the boot lid won't shut on my 99 728.
sequence of events:
opened boot lid to do get jack out
did some work on car (fix windscreen washer stuff)- left boot open for 45 mins
tested windscreen washers - it was evident that battery was running flat (lots of recent short journeys - air con, sat for a week etc...)
went to shut boot ... no joy - can't shut it manually - no life form automatic closer at all...nada
charged battery, checked fuses..nada...just an open boot.

every garage shut - just want to cruise in the beast....help....

thanks
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