Boot Pops Open

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#1 Boot Pops Open

Post by Neil Duke » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:36 pm

On mt roadster,the boot pops open when I am going over a bumpy road,anybody else had this?That is serious scuttle shake.
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#2 Re: Boot Pops Open

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:54 pm

See similar topic below...Steve
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#3 Re: Boot Pops Open

Post by Tbob » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:54 am

Mine does that occasionally. It’s usually because the T handle on the opening cable wasn’t pushed fully into its socket from the last time I operated it. I’ve got in the habit of pushing the T-handle Firmly back in after I’ve opened the boot.
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#4 Re: Boot Pops Open

Post by Neil Duke » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:34 am

I will try pushing the handle firmly shut.I saw another thread about climbing in the boot :wow:
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#5 Re: Boot Pops Open

Post by 42south » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:31 am

hi
yes mine used to do this regularly. I found two issues, firstly as mentioned make sure you push the release handle back in after opening the boot. This resets the locking mechanism.
The second issue I found was that the locking bar mounted on the Boot lid was not engaging properly with the lock mechanism in the car, I used my iphone taking delayed photos in the boot after I closed the lid to confirm this. The solution was to put washers under the locking bar plate on the boot lid to lower it. You could also just make a spacer plate to achieve the same result.
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#6 Re: Boot Pops Open

Post by Neil Duke » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:22 am

Thanks Mark,I will look into that.
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#7 Re: Boot Pops Open

Post by ianfey » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:36 am

Mine used to pop at every bump. Looking at it found that T shaped cut out in housing preventing full movement of latch so boot only holding on a sliver. Widened slot and no further problems. As insurance Wilko sell a keyring chain for about 2 pounds shorten this and with a couple of split rings you can clip body to boot lid with boot slightly open so even if boot does pop it can't open more than a few centimetres

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