Boot release and filler flap release kaput!
Last week I got myself a Maplin aerial to replace my knackered original. Fitted and working - hooray, another one crossed off the to-do list - or so I thought.
The aerial's fine.
But since then neither the remote boot release nor the remote filler flap release are working.
I wondered if I'd managed to nause something up by tugging on some wiring I shouldn't have when I fitted the aerial. Had a good look around the boot and found the following:
Near the n/s rear light cluster there's a cable that pops out of the wiring loom with a thin black and a thin pink/purple (possibly) cables terminating in a brown connector that isn't attached to anything - and there's nothing in sight that it could attach to. I think this was like this before - vaguely remember seeing it a while back, so possibly a red herring.
At the n/s boot hinge, there's four wires running into the boot lid. A thin black and pink/purple (as above), and a thick black and a thick green. What's more, the black was completely severed and the green had lost insulation - from the colour of the copper wires on both it looked like they'd been exposed for some time (though the cut may have been recent). I stripped them both back a bit and reconnected them using a small connector block - but still no joy.
I looked at the wiring diagrams in the manual - the only common factors for the solenoids for both boot release and filler flap are the general services supply fuse and the key operated relay (that turns various things on/off according to the ignition key position). If either of these had gone I'd have lost a whole bunch of other services - and everything else is working just fine.
The only thing I can think is that I pulled something in the wiring loom too hard and disconnected both the boot release and filler release.
Can anyone point me to where the solenoids actually are so I can check the connectors there? The manual is pretty vague on this ...