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#1 looking4phil

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:52 PM

Hi folks, the boot release isnt working on my 02 Saloon 2.0l TDDI and was told it could just be the solenoid. I have checked the release motor and works fine. Anyone know where this "solenoid" could be.

I have attached a photo of what I think it is.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:14 PM

No, that's a plug and socket.

You can stop looking, there isn't a solenoid at all but that motor and gearbox that you already found is sometimes referred to as a solenoid because some locks used to use solenoids.
Check the wiring and disconnect the switches (one at a time), as the boot switch is known to fail. Does the keyfob remote button open the boot?
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:55 PM

No the fob dosent open the boot. And the release button on the dash dosent either. I guess there could be a lose wire as the signal isnt getting to the motor which would work fine. The switches you mentioned, are they in around the boot mechanism? I could but a volt meter across the connectors on the switch to see if the signal is getting that far. Any other suggestions if I dont find a lose connection?
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:51 PM

Try the GEM diagnosis to see if the GEM gets the signals from the remote and the dash etc.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:18 PM

The GEM Module is receiving the signal? I guess its just a lose wire somewhere, yeah?
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:28 AM

I had the same problem on my 2004 Hatch.

Turned out to be the solenoid / motor inside the catch mechanism itself. It had jammed solid. I couldn't open the boot by the button on the fob, the button behind the gearstick or by the button on the tailgate itself.

Took the catch off the bootlid and found the solenoid / motor to be held on with 2 screws and a simple plug-like connector.

Guess what!! Ford don't sell just the solenoid/motor on it's own (that'd be a cheap fix). Nope, you've got to buy the whole bl**dy catch mechanism.

Anyhow, fitted said new catch mechanism, tiny bit of adjustment so it catches correctly and BINGO! , all back and working well.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:04 AM

I have the motor off and its working. Confirmed this by connecting a 9v battery across it and the motor moves the acuator. Maybe it was just a bit stiff. Will grease it up and rea fit it tonight to see if that works. Thanks for your input, will let you know how I get on.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:01 PM

Damn :angryfire: just fitted the motor and still nothing. Could a faulty switch in the dash be affecting it. Anyone know of any other things to try, apart from pulling the car apart to find a lose connection. Later.
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:18 AM

But you tested the dash switch with the GEM?
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:42 AM

OK had another look last night. In the boot (Nearside where the alarm horn is) I found a badly made connection which melted into the some other wires. seperated them all and insulated the damaged wire and fixed the connection. Still no luck on the boot operation. Something must have shorted out. Any ideas where to look next? Was looking at a new central locking module but thought all the other locks are working so why not the boot?
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