Yesterday went to press the key to open the trunk and nothing! Even when I press the toggle upwards on the dash it opens the sides but not the trunk. I haven't had any trauma to it or anything weird lately. 3 years of having my Mini I have never had this problem.
So I did what you said. Opened the boot using the pull string under the seat. No prob! Came right open.....BUT I closed it again same problem--stuck. I can hear it click when the key is pressed twice and it does unlock. But it is some serious work and takes lots of presses on the latch/opener to get it to open. It's like it's stuck.
Last edited by Miniweee; Feb 21st, 2006 at 04:30 AM.
So it did come open? You just have to apply more force? If so, there could be a simple alignment problem caused by something loose...I'll go check mine and see what it could be....if I have any luck, I'll check back with you.
That happened to me a few weeks ago. I just left it alone, figuring I would wait until I went for service and have them fix it, but I decided to check it a few days later and it worked and has been working fine ever since!
i have the EXACT same issue on my 2005 convertible. remote key works doors, but it won't open from outside and doesn't even click. i have to pull the cord everytime which is very inconvenient. I've had the fuse replaced and the switch itself replaced and still doesn't work. Anything else to try? mine was never intermittent, it stopped working and hasn't worked since.
Our 2006 Cooper S does the same whenever the latch gets damp (specifically if it's parked with driving rain blowing into the back of the car). So far the quickest fix has been a drying blast from a can of compressed air (Dust Off) although you have to be careful to use short blasts or you'll end up with a freezing cold handle
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