Boot Catch Opens When Lights Are Turned Off?? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boot pops open when lights turned off Muttzcuttz First Generation Faults & Fixes 20 May 6th, 2011 01:14 PM
Mini Convertible - Boot Catch?!?! LouieCoop First Generation Interior & Ice 1 Sep 1st, 2006 10:33 PM
loose boot catch bigpoppa81 First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Jul 14th, 2006 12:01 PM
Boot opens by itself Badpaco First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Oct 2nd, 2005 07:23 PM
Remote boot opening, opens windows? Minirichc General Discussion 3 Nov 21st, 2002 04:50 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:59 PM
rhys1501's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Abersoch
Posts: 71
Local Time: 01:44 PM
United Kingdom Male View rhys1501's Classified Ads
Boot Catch Opens When Lights Are Turned Off??

Hi,

My 2003 Mini Cooper S seems to have a mind of its own!
Arrived at work the other morning and turned the engine off, pulled the key out, then turned the lights off. Only to hear the boot catch open! I have seen a similar thread to this but still not sure what is happening...
The boot catch will even open on its own sometimes with the car stood still not running..
I am aware that the back of the mini's get very dirty and have already had problem with the number plate lights and water getting in which has now been resolved with plenty of silicone and paint on electrical tape

Has anyone had the same problem or know what is happening? Does the complete rear handle need changing or is there a way to fix it?
I have also heard that it could be the BCU but think it is more to do with the rear boot catch/button.

Any help would be great!
Rhys
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:28 AM
Frank.B's Avatar
mini50man
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 55
Local Time: 12:44 AM
Australia Male
Australia

Quote: Originally Posted by rhys1501 (original)
Hi,

My 2003 Mini Cooper S seems to have a mind of its own!
Arrived at work the other morning and turned the engine off, pulled the key out, then turned the lights off. Only to hear the boot catch open! I have seen a similar thread to this but still not sure what is happening...
The boot catch will even open on its own sometimes with the car stood still not running..
I am aware that the back of the mini's get very dirty and have already had problem with the number plate lights and water getting in which has now been resolved with plenty of silicone and paint on electrical tape

Has anyone had the same problem or know what is happening? Does the complete rear handle need changing or is there a way to fix it?
I have also heard that it could be the BCU but think it is more to do with the rear boot catch/button.

Any help would be great!
Rhys

I have an 02 Cooper. In the hand book it says that when the car is unlocked if you hold down the unlock button on the key fob for a few seconds the boot lock releases to the first catch (to make it easier to open). I had the car for 4 years before I found out about this. Problem may be in the key fob or the sensor in the lock mechanism?

Frank.B
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:41 AM
rhys1501's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Abersoch
Posts: 71
Local Time: 01:44 PM
United Kingdom Male View rhys1501's Classified Ads
Thats a new one to me too...

Im not sure if that is just the Coopers and one's..
But when I hold my unlock button down for a few seconds the windows go down!
Wether it is supposed to do this or not I don't know but its pretty cool!

I think the problem is all down to moisture is the rear switch..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , , , , , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boot pops open when lights turned off Muttzcuttz First Generation Faults & Fixes 20 May 6th, 2011 01:14 PM
Mini Convertible - Boot Catch?!?! LouieCoop First Generation Interior & Ice 1 Sep 1st, 2006 10:33 PM
loose boot catch bigpoppa81 First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Jul 14th, 2006 12:01 PM
Boot opens by itself Badpaco First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Oct 2nd, 2005 07:23 PM
Remote boot opening, opens windows? Minirichc General Discussion 3 Nov 21st, 2002 04:50 PM

» Recent Threads
New comer with some questions..
Yesterday 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Today 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 292 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Today 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Today 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 39 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Yesterday 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by burnstar
Today 07:50 AM
2 Replies, 223 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Yesterday 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 166 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Yesterday 10:39 PM
Last post by burnstar
Today 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 146 Views
Winter Tire Recommendation
Yesterday 12:21 AM
by Jason04
Last post by cristo
Yesterday 07:58 PM
1 Replies, 320 Views
loss of radio reception
Oct 28th, 2014 07:00 PM
by k3fus
Last post by k3fus
Yesterday 07:43 PM
2 Replies, 306 Views
How do you actually know if you have heated wing mirrors?
Oct 14th, 2014 12:32 PM
Last post by mj2k
Yesterday 07:39 PM
6 Replies, 693 Views
Programming guide
Yesterday 06:42 PM
Last post by Wheelnut3104
Yesterday 06:42 PM
0 Replies, 169 Views
Best private / personalized plate?
Aug 14th, 2002 08:22 AM
Last post by french01
Yesterday 05:34 PM
1,259 Replies, 91,556 Views
Things I've bought ,added or stolen
Yesterday 04:03 PM
by sirron
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 04:17 PM
1 Replies, 190 Views
Buy Passport,Visa,Driving License,ID (rolinpeters@yahoo.com)
Yesterday 02:25 PM
by kitoko
Last post by kitoko
Yesterday 02:25 PM
0 Replies, 173 Views
Engine Coolant Circulating?
Oct 28th, 2014 06:48 PM
by sp8600
Last post by sp8600
Yesterday 11:57 AM
2 Replies, 344 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Yesterday 10:21 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:06 AM
1 Replies, 200 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Yesterday 11:02 AM
Last post by kippax_ffl
Yesterday 11:02 AM
0 Replies, 169 Views
HELP > Sticky windows
Yesterday 10:50 AM
by jj10
Last post by jj10
Yesterday 10:50 AM
0 Replies, 175 Views
52 plate Mini Cooper S Wiper Issue
Oct 28th, 2014 09:15 AM
Last post by DU52 CUA
Yesterday 08:46 AM
2 Replies, 320 Views
Your favourite MINI photo.................
Apr 25th, 2002 04:57 PM
by Basil
Last post by trongpham
Yesterday 08:01 AM
2,600 Replies, 566,427 Views
Electric window stopped working
Jul 6th, 2006 03:48 PM
Last post by dcoment
Oct 28th, 2014 11:27 PM
36 Replies, 66,756 Views
Speedometer Needle Noise
Oct 28th, 2014 10:29 PM
Last post by JulianDimi
Oct 28th, 2014 10:29 PM
0 Replies, 163 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
ŧ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:44 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2