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    hi all
    just got my 53 plate 320d touring a couple of weeks ago
    the boot wud open fine but now it wont
    the glass lid opens off the key fine

    where do i start is there any common problems

    cheers guys
     
     

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    Right! Solved this problem at the weekend on mine. I had exactly the same issue last year and it resolved itself but reoccured following the heavy rain at the weekend and was only intermittently opening when I turned the lights on and then tried to open it.

    If you can open the boot by turning the lights on, open the glass tailgate and lean into the boot. Just below where the catch would close on the inside ie just above the carpet there is a small capped open, flick this out with a screwdriver and you will see a small red plastic lever which you can push across to open the door.

    With the door open remove the carpet panel (three small clips) and you will be confronte with multicoloured sound deadening. I couldn't be bothered to remove the plastic interior panel which holds this in and simply cut the sound deadening. Inside in the middle of the door there is a wire plug connector which is clipped to the back of the rear windscreen wiper motor - this is the culprit and the connection was soaking through and very corroded - treat with WD40 and work backwards and forwards a bit then leave unconnected for a half an hour to allow it to all dry off then reassemble and wrap in insulatiog tape to prevent it happening again.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hezicar View Post
    Right! Solved this problem at the weekend on mine. I had exactly the same issue last year and it resolved itself but reoccured following the heavy rain at the weekend and was only intermittently opening when I turned the lights on and then tried to open it.

    If you can open the boot by turning the lights on, open the glass tailgate and lean into the boot. Just below where the catch would close on the inside ie just above the carpet there is a small capped open, flick this out with a screwdriver and you will see a small red plastic lever which you can push across to open the door.

    With the door open remove the carpet panel (three small clips) and you will be confronte with multicoloured sound deadening. I couldn't be bothered to remove the plastic interior panel which holds this in and simply cut the sound deadening. Inside in the middle of the door there is a wire plug connector which is clipped to the back of the rear windscreen wiper motor - this is the culprit and the connection was soaking through and very corroded - treat with WD40 and work backwards and forwards a bit then leave unconnected for a half an hour to allow it to all dry off then reassemble and wrap in insulatiog tape to prevent it happening again.
    Thanks for the update. I would use self amalgamated tape to make it completely waterproof. Insulating tape may give up after some time.
     
     

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