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Mk3 Clio Tailgate / Boot Switch Problem?

Discussion in 'Faults, Problems & Solutions' started by 205pete, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. 205pete

    205pete

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    I've got an RS200 Cup with something wrong with the boot.

    1. When I unlock the doors, the boot also opens.
    2. The boot has opened a couple of times while driving.
    3. The rubber thing at the bottom of the tailgate that I assume is a button that's supposed to release the boot doesn't seem to do anything when pressed.
    4. If I push the button on the remote to open the boot, then close it, then unlock the doors, the boot will not open as in 1., for the unlocking action immediately after this.

    I had a bit of a search and it looks like I'm not the only one with boot issues but the symptoms seem a bit different to normal.

    Is the likeliest culprit the switch, or is it more like some kind of configuration issue? Can I fix it by holding down a combination of remote buttons and holding my tongue a certain way?

    Can anyone post a diagram or photos of the components in the boot switch/latch/solenoid etc system?

    How much does a switch cost in the UK?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gorms

    Gorms

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    Take it to renault, should still be under warranty.
     
  3. glenn_adam_doble

    glenn_adam_doble ClioSport Club Member

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    my boot button packed in a couple of weeks ago, it didnt have the same feel when pressed, i took it to renault and they put a new one in
     
  4. 205pete

    205pete

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    Trouble is I have shipped the car ~10,000 miles away from the dealer. S'pose it won't hurt to ask my local stealer.
     
  5. Sean6545

    Sean6545

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    It's water in the switch you are talking about. Seen it a few times.
     
  6. arctic

    arctic

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    Yeah water gets in the switch and they corrode, which makes them do funny things.
     
  7. 205pete

    205pete

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    £30 off eBay for a brand new one. Fixed :smile:
     
  8. Owen92

    Owen92 ClioSport Club Member

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    Shouldn't matter what dealer mate. Warranty jobs will be paid for by Renault UK.
     
  9. 205pete

    205pete

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    Even in New Zealand? I'll give it a try next time!
     

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