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Hi everyone,

decided to make a post after trawling the forums for a few months now. I'm not sure if this is the place for questions, but bought a 97 GTV 2.0 TS about 2 months ago now, to find that various problems are arising. First - the Air Con just stopped, no click when the 'condenser' is supposed to click in, so I'm hoping it's a fuse - but have no manual to refer to.

Secondly, the boot light seemed intermittent - sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Is this the unit itself, as the bulb seems OK?

This may be linked to my next problem - since the recent spate of very wet weather, the boot has started filling up with water - had about in inch in there this morning. I've not had time to strip out the lining, but the top half seems bone dry - so it appears to be filling from the bottom up! My guess is that water may be getting in behind the rear light cluster - but any advice would be welcome, if the seal is bad, where could I get a new one.

Warning light? Last week I was driving her, and whenever accelerating from a stand and cornering (ie at a roundabout) what seems to be the handbrake light keeps flickering on. It goes off after a second or so - but again without a handbook I don't know if this refers to something other than the handbrake.

Finally, the car had been standing for a short while (4 days), went to start her up this morning & the battery seems to have died (well it's very low - ignition light comes on - but won't turn over). Don't know if it's an earth short, dodgy battery or what. I'd had no problems beforehand - other dodgy batteries I've had always seem to give you warning - ie difficult to turn over in the morning, this was fine when I parked & virtually dead 4 days later. Would this be anything to do with the warning light?

I'm planning to take the battery out and charge it up overnight - I have the brown key that's often referred to, but don't know what this does - do I just put the battery back in and start up using this key?

Really sorry for all the questions - quite a diatribe! Any help on any of the above would be really appreciated, and despite all the problems, she's still an absolutely stunning car. Thanks, Stef (Futra) .
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Some easy answers, the light is probably the brake fluid light, top up your fluid and keep an eye on it as the cluch shares the reservior and often leaks.

The boot light is probably the switch on the lock, but check it because if its on when shut the battery wikll flatten.

Take the battery out and charge it, it should go back ok without probs

My Spider boot leaked from the top (rear wing seal) and dripped along the inside to fill up the bottom, the top was therefore dry. It took ages with a hose to find it, I resealed the rubber joint with silicone and that seems to have fixed it.

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