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"Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

Hi,
The hatchback open warning keeps coming up even though its not open.
Iv closed it firmly and still nothing. When i lock my car the hazards flash a few times as if its still open. Luckily it still locks and alarms.
If anybody has any ideas or has experienced this it would be appreciated.
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

yep water in the boot lid problem

car under warranty?

return to dealer..


out of warranty

remove boot trim (1 screw in close grab handle) pull off trim carefully (many plastic clip/ push fit "tits")

then undo boot lock mechanism (2 8 or 10mm bolts immsmc)

unclip wiring


dry out and flush with a de wetting fluid (GT 85/ duck oil ((wd 40 at a push))

re fit

(i blathered mine in cavity wax never had water in since)
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Thanks, Just out of warranty this month.
Sounds a little complicated but il give it a go. Any chance of anything going wrong?
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Don't get these problems with red ones
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Thanks, Just out of warranty this month.
Sounds a little complicated but il give it a go. Any chance of anything going wrong?

not really well except the chance of snapping some of the plastic clips so take your time .......


you could slip with the spanner and gouge your knuckles
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

Hey, This happened to me in my old grande punto twice, the both times the garage told me that it was because i was slammin my boot to hard which i wasnt lol.
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Hey, This happened to me in my old grande punto twice, the both times the garage told me that it was because i was slammin my boot to hard which i wasnt lol.
Hope you get it sorted
there is a small microswitch inside get water into it and hay presto light stays on (so does boot interior light)
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Cheers guys, Its fixed its self. The water must have evaporated or something magical like that lol
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

Good, aslong as it never rains again! When you get a moment take it to dealer or do it yourself as Andy described
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

I had a similar problem with mine dealer fixed under warranty then a few weeks ago hatchback open warning came on once (it wasn't) now bulb in boot does not work!! even a new one! are these things related?
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

Its funny u mention that because my boot light has stopped working. And oh, its started doing it again intermittently.
It starts again when i close the boot. (even if i close it softly)
It stops after a while but i regularly need to use the boot.
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

the boot light will go off due to the power conservation set up (if you leave your boot open for 5 or so mins it turns off


car thinks (as the switch is swimming) that you have left the boot open so kills the light to save you from a flat battery
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is this covered under 3rd year dealer warranty??
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

This problem has started to happen to me over the past few days, I took the lining out the boot and cleaned around the boot lock mechanism and gave it a good squirt of wd40, i left it a few hours and it seems to be ok now (fingers crossed) any ideas on how to stop it happening again?
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Re: "Hatchback open" warning keeps coming up

Smother the boot latch with cavity wax in situe aka waxoil
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