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Old 09-04-2008, 18:14   #1
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Question MGF boot open light.....

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Driving down the motorway this morning and my boot open light decides to illuminate. Stop at the next services, open the boot, close the boot and yep, the light was still on...... Any ideas how I can rectify this....??

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Old 09-04-2008, 18:57   #2
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How did you know your boot light was on when driving the car?

IIRC there is a small switch that activates the boot light thats incorporated into the boot latch, have a look at this, even with the boot open, the light should go out if you operate the boot latch (with a screwdriver) to simulate a closed boot.
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Old 09-04-2008, 19:01   #3
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He's talking about the 'Boot Open' WARNING light (on the dash) as opposed to the boot illumination itself.
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Old 09-04-2008, 20:13   #4
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He's talking about the 'Boot Open' WARNING light (on the dash) as opposed to the boot illumination itself.

I see - that explains things

Not sure if I have such a light - is this a Mk2 F fitment?
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Old 09-04-2008, 20:17   #5
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TBH it wasn't until the other day that I realised I had one on my TF.

Normally I don't open the boot with the Ignition on,
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Old 09-04-2008, 20:23   #6
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TBH it wasn't until the other day that I realised I had one on my TF.
There is and this is my second TF LOL...
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Old 09-04-2008, 20:33   #7
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Mine popped open on the motorway the other day

Everytime i slowed down the boot popped up acted like an air brake

Oh and the light came on to tell me
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Old 09-04-2008, 20:46   #8
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Don't know for sure, but the same switch that operates the boot illumination probably also triggers the boot open warning light. So if you check that, hopefully you'll find the fault. Unless it's the dreaded boot hinge loom.


First time I knew I had a warning light was after I'd fitted the electric boot release. Sheila was so impressed that I'd even managed to fit a warning light in the dash. LOL.
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Old 09-04-2008, 21:00   #9
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I see - that explains things

Not sure if I have such a light - is this a Mk2 F fitment?
Yeah, I guess it is, remember reading someone post before and saying I didn't even know I had one. Turns out I don't.

It is mentioned in the aftermarked manual I bought though so I guess it is indeed mk2 and onwards?
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Hello peeps

Driving down the motorway this morning and my boot open light decides to illuminate. Stop at the next services, open the boot, close the boot and yep, the light was still on...... Any ideas how I can rectify this....??

Many thanks,

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Hi, it should just be the fuse you should find.
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I have a 2001 MGF.. today the boot open indicator came on and the radio lost power at exactly the same time. fuses look good. weird.
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I have a 2001 MGF.. today the boot open indicator came on and the radio lost power at exactly the same time. fuses look good. weird.

It coulc be the wiring loom by the boothinge... Allthough I don't see how this could effect your radio...
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Old 13-06-2009, 08:05   #13
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It coulc be the wiring loom by the boothinge... Allthough I don't see how this could effect your radio...
Interior lights and radio are on the same fuse, and I havn't got a boot open light, not fair!
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Hello peeps

Driving down the motorway this morning and my boot open light decides to illuminate. Stop at the next services, open the boot, close the boot and yep, the light was still on...... Any ideas how I can rectify this....??

Many thanks,

IanM
check the wires that come out from the body near the boot lid hinge these can wear and short out with all the bending up and down with the boot lid.Had it happen and only found out in the morning when the battery was flat.
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check the wires that come out from the body near the boot lid hinge these can wear and short out with all the bending up and down with the boot lid.Had it happen and only found out in the morning when the battery was flat.
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thanks guys - ill check it out. i have noticed its not just the radio. its most things that require persistent power. so the clock, alarm etc.
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Old 14-06-2009, 06:46   #17
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The switch that operates the boot light is in the catch mechism on the lid.
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Old 14-06-2009, 13:01   #18
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Boot Open' WARNING light (on the dash)
Have we got one of them on a TF115 , I haven't noticed one on the dash. I will check that out when my better half gets home.
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Mine popped open on the motorway the other day

Everytime i slowed down the boot popped up acted like an air brake

Oh and the light came on to tell me
Great mod, will you be doing a how-to.
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Old 22-06-2009, 06:45   #20
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problem solved.. in my case, the stereo had been serviced at some point. when they shoved it back in, it pinched a wire against the frame causing it to short randomly. i was convinced it was the boot wiring.. but alas no.
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