Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boston, Lincs
Sorry - Another Boot Indicator Light Thread.
On my 97 P1 GTV the " Boot Open " Indicator Light on the Dash came on today despite the Boot being closed properly.
Now I have looked through all the Threads that I can find and I'm still confused as to where the Switch that controls this is actually located. Just semi moved the Boot Lid Cover ( it's too cold and damp to do the full job right now ) just wanted a quick look to see what was happening. Also if I have to take the Lock out to get at the switch I might as well wait until I have a new Boot Badge and do the whole job in one go.
The quick glance seems to reveal no Switch in the Lock area, just the Solenoid for the release, or am I missing something ? The extract from the Manual below says that this Switch is elsewhere and despite looking at some Pics here on AO I can't find the Switch anywhere.
Did anyone ever get to the bottom of this or more correctly get to the Switch ? !
Door Open Warning Lights Operation
The door locking devices P10 and P11, located on each door in correspondence of the lock, also contain a microswitch, which closes when the door is open, thereby sending an earth signal to the instrument cluster C10, and turning on the corresponding led. N.B. inside the cluster the same signal is also sent to the electronic device, which operates the courtesy light timing logic. In the same way, switch H24 (to be found on the boot telescopic prop) closes when the boot is open, sending an earth signal to the instrument cluster C10, thereby turning on the corresponding led. Lastly, switch H44 also sends an earth signal when the bonnet is open; turning on the corresponding led on the instrument cluster C10. N.B. These four "door open" signals are also used by the alarm system (for further details see "Alarm System").
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Last edited by Nige005; 02-02-11 at 13:10.