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Old 03-11-2012   #31
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Re: Boot mechanism...

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Just wondering, if the tailgate can be opened with the bottom button, why are the failures being attributed to the release mechanism in the boot?
Because opening it with the remote isn't suppose to be the only method of opening the boot.
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Can you confirm this should be the correct operation of the tailgate release?
1) the top button unlocks all doors and the tailgate. The tailgate can then be opened by pulling up on the handle on the boot.
2) the bottom button unlocks and pops open the tailgate.

If this is correct then it looks like there is a mechanical problem with the tailgate on my car.
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Just been out to check. The top button unlocks all doors and allows the latch of the boot to open the boot, whereas the bottom button 'pops' up the boot and allows the boot to be lifted with or without using the 'latch'.
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Thanks for confirming that catnash. Looks like a return visit to the dealer is in order.
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Watch out if they say that the new tailgate mechanism is 'on order'. Apparently there is no stock anywhere and the dealer says they have raised the issue with Fiat directly. Interesting that other people have had the same problem with their Pandas - thank goodness for this forum!
My dealer said they have ordered the parts they "think are the culprits, and will take it from there". Should be available next week apparently! We shall see, and will post the progress of the issue in due course.
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Re: Boot mechanism...

my parts still on back order its been a week now!!
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Two weeks for me...!
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Re: Boot mechanism...

just had a call parts in and getting repaired friday...
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Re: Boot mechanism...

The boot on mine is playing up AGAIN.

Sometimes when locking the car up the indicators flash more than normal, best go check the boot again. Yep it's still open, although the rest of the car is locked

Otherwise the car is fine in every other way
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Quote Originally Posted by SCORCHIO12 View Post
just had a call parts in and getting repaired friday...
Chorley Motor Group have just rung to say the boot handle parts are in stock, and also the replacement door beading. Have booked in for Monday. Also told them that I have the intermittent number plate light fail warning, which they've agreed to check out.
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Car has now been rebooked for 19th Nov so a bit longer for the part to be fixed but im going on hols and didnt have the time on friday to get it repaired...
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Mines decided to join the fold. havent phoned my dealer yet. Is it a quick job for them?
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Oh god...... I need a new car too: which one ...?
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Apparently (once the part is in stock), the job only takes about an hour. I'm still waiting for the call from Fiat in Norwich to say that the part has arrived. I suppose I'll have to give them a call or I could be waiting a long time...!
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Re: Boot mechanism...

Unless its a re-engineered replacement wouldnt it just happen again?
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