The car throws up a sound blip and a light and message on the dash intermittently to say and warn the boot is open. The boot is activated to open from the remote key fob.
As I press the remote to open the boot, instead of a pronounced (i.e. easily heard and audible) sound there is a slight and feeble click.
I've opened and shut a few times to ensure the boot is closed and shut. It doesn't rattle as if its partly or not properly engaged or shut and yet the sound blip, light and message keeps coming on and sounding.
The rear wiper blade has ceased to work at the same time I noticed the boot issues and I wonder if both boot and rear wiper are connected electrically in some way or other.
The car has had new discs and pads (Mintex) around six weeks ago. All of a sudden I find a loud squeal coming from what I think is the rear passenger wheel area. The squeal starts off as a whimper squeal (eek....eek.....eeeek....) and builds up to a loud sound heard outside and inside the car.
The squeal is intermittent and does not happen every day, dry or wet conditions it doesn't matter and comes when the car has been driven a few miles (so not from cold start).
When pressing the brake, it stops, when pressing the brake gently it dies down, when releasing its back. The car was looked at by a neighbour for any stones that could have chipped up from the road but as the contact with pads and discs is excellent, and the discs have no scoring so this is unlikely.
If anyone can help out before I contact BMW and face their booking and leave it with us and over the top costs I would appreciate it