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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2005, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Help! Boot won't latch shut

Hi all. Just picked up my MCS Convertible after work today. Went for a long drive and when I got home this evening, I opened the boot/trunk and then went to close it and it won't close It seems the two latches on each side of the boot won't latch shut. Took the rear panel out and poked around to no avail. Disconnected the battery and waited a bit and still it won't latch shut.

Any quick fixes for this? Thanks!


Real bummer to have to bring the car back to the dealership on the second day of ownership
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Yep, mine does the same sometimes.....just have to shut it harder than normal and it seems to work.

Good luck!!
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England Is this still happening!

Our Cabrio was one of the first on the road in the UK. Early July last year and almost immediately we found we had to slam the boot lid to get it to latch, also the doors seemed to loose their alignment but still shut OK. Back to the dealers within the first week for the adjustments to be made and fortunately no re occurrence. Hope you guys over there have the new roofs, we had a bit of a saga getting a complete new redesigned roof fitted but glad its done now! She'll be a year old in a couple of weeks but still looks brand new!

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Yep, mine does the same sometimes.....just have to shut it harder than normal and it seems to work.

Good luck!!
Doh! I feel like such an idiot. I slammed the boot shut firmly it it latched. Thanks!
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Glad it worked!!

Donīt leave it open like I did once, and wonder why everything was flying out of the car as I drove down the road....roof down of course

Still, it all adds to the fun
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Seems like there is a little body flex going on causing slight misalignments.
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