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166 boot warning light

The boot warning light on the dashboard won't go out and the alarm won't set when the key switch is pressed - I suspect that the two are connected.

How does the car sense that the boot is open? I can't find a switch anywhere......

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Re: 166 boot warning light

It's probably a microswitch inside the locking mechanism itself. Have you tried moving the latch to the locking position with eg a screwdriver. Might be worth a try.

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Re: 166 boot warning light

Is the boot securely shutting?

The alarm should set, but the perimeter sensors will be switched off.
If the doors are locking, try unlock them with the key & open - does the alarm go off?
Also, sit in the car & set the alarm, then move around - does the alarm go off?

If yes to either above - problem should be limited to the boot mechanism, and should be fixable diy or local garage

If the doors are not locking as well, may be a system problem and dealer or specialist fix only
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