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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:36 pm
by eddypeck
On central locking cars, because you never use the key in the boot - because it locks/unlocks centrally - is the locks seize up.

Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:22 am
by Pingman
oh amazing!! :eek: :party!:

I'm still being thick though, Which plastic tabs am I potentially missing??

I disconnected the washer pipe and have taken a couple of better photos, surprisingly hard to do with the boot in the air and upside down underneath it lol.

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:26 am
by Pootz
Pingman wrote:oh amazing!! :eek: :party!:

I'm still being thick though, Which plastic tabs am I potentially missing??

I disconnected the washer pipe and have taken a couple of better photos, surprisingly hard to do with the boot in the air and upside down underneath it lol.

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Not sure if its the way the picture is but does the rod that runs horizontally goingbtonthe plastic but that's shaped like the letter T?
To me it looks like it's stopped short but, like I said, it could be the picture

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:32 am
by Pootz
Also your locking mechanism looks different to mine.
If I have the T shaped white piece where yours is then the other white bit is in a different position plus your T shaped piece seems to be on the opposite side...Not sure if that makes sense or not

This is my lockImage

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 am
by eddypeck
The T-piece slides left and right to locked/unlocked. You can lock the boot with the key which slides the T across, this removes it from the central locking. Meaning your Boot can stay locked but your doors remain open, this stops someone opening your boot and steeling your shopping when waiting at a traffic light in the centre of town!

Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:41 am
by Pootz
eddypeck wrote:The T-piece slides left and right to locked/unlocked. You can lock the boot with the key which slides the T across, this removes it from the central locking. Meaning your Boot can stay locked but your doors remain open, this stops someone opening your boot and steeling your shopping when waiting at a traffic light in the centre of town!
Gotcha. Didn't realise that.
Something new learned today. Cheers

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:52 pm
by Pingman
That makes sense.

Update: Fixed! :clapping:

I lubricated it more and got it sliding with less resistance and during the process of freeing up the mechanism it appeared seemed to engage and started working! :party!:

BIG thanks Eddy & Pootz, really appreciate the lengths you've gone to to help! This forum always delivers with such good people :)

Now just to fit the wiper motor & assembly, new washer nozzle, and rewire the entire thing (inc heated screen) and then I'll finally have fully working boot lid ancillaries :confused: :lol:

Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:54 pm
by Pootz
Pingman wrote:That makes sense.

Update: Fixed! :clapping:

I lubricated it more and got it sliding with less resistance and during the process of freeing up the mechanism it appeared seemed to engage and started working! :party!:

BIG thanks Eddy & Pootz, really appreciate the lengths you've gone to to help! This forum always delivers with such good people :)

Now just to fit the wiper motor & assembly, new washer nozzle, and rewire the entire thing (inc heated screen) and then I'll finally have fully working boot lid ancillaries :confused:
Glad it's sorted.
I don't envy you doing the washer motor. I need to do mine as well as run a totally new length of hose from the engine bay to there at washer jet

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 pm
by Pingman
Pootz wrote:
Pingman wrote:That makes sense.

Update: Fixed! :clapping:

I lubricated it more and got it sliding with less resistance and during the process of freeing up the mechanism it appeared seemed to engage and started working! :party!:

BIG thanks Eddy & Pootz, really appreciate the lengths you've gone to to help! This forum always delivers with such good people :)

Now just to fit the wiper motor & assembly, new washer nozzle, and rewire the entire thing (inc heated screen) and then I'll finally have fully working boot lid ancillaries :confused:
Glad it's sorted.
I don't envy you doing the washer motor. I need to do mine as well as run a totally new length of hose from the engine bay to there at washer jet

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Motor's actually ok, it's the nozzle. Took me 15 minutes to break the dead one out! Ideally want to upgrade it with a more modern misting type one but lord knows what fits.

I think the pump is quite easy to change if I remember, I had to unclog mine before.

Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:11 pm
by Pootz
Pingman wrote:
Pootz wrote:
Pingman wrote:That makes sense.

Update: Fixed! :clapping:

I lubricated it more and got it sliding with less resistance and during the process of freeing up the mechanism it appeared seemed to engage and started working! :party!:

BIG thanks Eddy & Pootz, really appreciate the lengths you've gone to to help! This forum always delivers with such good people :)

Now just to fit the wiper motor & assembly, new washer nozzle, and rewire the entire thing (inc heated screen) and then I'll finally have fully working boot lid ancillaries :confused:
Glad it's sorted.
I don't envy you doing the washer motor. I need to do mine as well as run a totally new length of hose from the engine bay to there at washer jet

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Motor's actually ok, it's the nozzle. Took me 15 minutes to break the dead one out! Ideally want to upgrade it with a more modern misting type one but lord knows what fits.

I think the pump is quite easy to change if I remember, I had to unclog mine before.
I've been trying to work out if some other wiper arm could be fitted that has a nozzle built in and blanking the original mk2 one 9ff. That way it sprays with the sweep of the wiper arm

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