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lurch 1
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boot not opening from remote

Post by lurch 1 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 14:57

Have noticed boot does not open using remote, it does open with key in lock, ther is no clicking sound from lock, is this solenoid? any ideas? I have read in manual that some memory functions can be lost after changing battery, Thanks JBD :D

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by DC » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 18:01

I had pretty well the same problem and it was broken wires in the loom where it comes into the boot lid.
It looked fine until I stripped the outer cover back and found the breaks,
If that's your problem it's an easy fix, just solder up and insulate.
Mines not a high mileage but the boot does get opened and shut a lot.
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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by Fender2004 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 19:46

I would agree with DC that it is probably the wiring loom going into the boot. I had the same problem and it was the wiring loom in my case.
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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by lurch 1 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 20:42

Thanks for that information, I have several months warranty on car, I also noticed today the dealership have installed a small battery (compared to my Z3 3.0ltr) there looks to be about 2.5 inches of empty battery compartment? I dont think the cranking speed is what it should be? I noticed after driving home in car that they had not given me currant MOT certificate, phoned then and they said it was lost! but they would print out another one, sales advised me on 2 seperate occasions that MOT on car expires SEP 2015 and that they never sell a car with less than 6months MOT at point of sale. After asking for sales person to call me back and waiting 2 hours (he never phoned) I called and spoke to sales manager who advised me currant MOT expires start May 2015, I enquired how they managed to tax it etc and was advised they actually dont need certificate to tax. Told them I was unhappy with their performance and have been told to take car to my local main dealership near me when I am ready where they will MOT it. Other than this the car is very good, they renewed brake discs pads etc, BMW parts, its on Potenza runflats and I dont really like it. I will need check this small battery but I think Z3 one is about 75amps. thanks for help JBD :)

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by peter2b » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 15:28

You don't get a paper mot any more last one I had for
any of my cars was early last year same as road tax its all done on line

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johnjo
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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by johnjo » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 16:11

You do still get paper MOT Got one this month :)

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by peter2b » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 18:54

Must be different down south
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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by Fender2004 » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 10:20

peter2b wrote:Must be different down south
Peter2b
I think it depends on the garage, but I'm sure if you ask for a copy of the mot certificate they should give you one.
Just so if you sell your car you can say to a buyer that you have all of the mot certificates to back up the mileage.
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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by MarkAP68 » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 10:44

You don't get a MOT certificate, the paper you get is just a receipt that shows the mileage etc...As all this info is on the DVLA website you do not need a certificate to tax the vehicle.

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by geminimustang » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 12:21

we've just had the boot not opening with the remote and it was the lock sticking with lack of use.WD40 on the lock,pressed it a few times to allow the WD40 to get in and around and it was fine.

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by lurch 1 » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 14:52

Thanks for info, I used WD40 and yes it works! lack of use I think, just been out for run Z4 then Z3. Can anyone give input to car insurance? I have multi car policy, have my S-type and Z3 on it, when I went to add Z4 I wanted full year insurance but was told that I could only add it to multi car policy untill it expires which is only weeks away. I was also advised that I can not use any no claims that I have as it is used on other 2 cars, I would have thought that no claims would have been on as many cars as I own as I can only drive 1 car at a time, according to advisor no! Any advise please, thanks JBD :rtm:

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by gookah » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 15:55

lurch 1 wrote:. Can anyone give input to car insurance? I have multi car policy, have my S-type and Z3 on it, when I went to add Z4 I wanted full year insurance but was told that I could only add it to multi car policy untill it expires which is only weeks away. I was also advised that I can not use any no claims that I have as it is used on other 2 cars, I would have thought that no claims would have been on as many cars as I own as I can only drive 1 car at a time, according to advisor no! Any advise please, thanks JBD :rtm:
Trouble with multi car policies are they are cheap to begin with then when the renewal comes they bump it up, however unlike all other companies that do exaclty the same, you now have every car's insurance expire on that same date.
Insurer's will not share no claims as even though you can only drive one at once, theft, fire or vandalism (especially) can happen to all 3, or even accidental damage from someone else's misfortune. You dont have to be driving a car to need to make a claim.....


Try the comparison sites, I always seem to get the best deals that way, and most companies although giving you zero NCB will take driving history into consideration and discount accordingly whilst it is being built up.
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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by lurch 1 » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 20:41

Thanks for that, So maybe better to get individual policies for the 3 cars or keep multi car on Jag and Z3 and look else where for Z4, I have been driving since 1967 and never claimed crashed or had offence etc, now retired, The company I insured the Jag and Z3 were very good, I do less that 3K a year. I will do the search thingy and see what happens. JIM :rtm:

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by akirk » Sun 04 Jan, 2015 18:50

gookah wrote:
lurch 1 wrote:. Can anyone give input to car insurance? I have multi car policy, have my S-type and Z3 on it, when I went to add Z4 I wanted full year insurance but was told that I could only add it to multi car policy untill it expires which is only weeks away. I was also advised that I can not use any no claims that I have as it is used on other 2 cars, I would have thought that no claims would have been on as many cars as I own as I can only drive 1 car at a time, according to advisor no! Any advise please, thanks JBD :rtm:
Trouble with multi car policies are they are cheap to begin with then when the renewal comes they bump it up, however unlike all other companies that do exaclty the same, you now have every car's insurance expire on that same date.
Insurer's will not share no claims as even though you can only drive one at once, theft, fire or vandalism (especially) can happen to all 3, or even accidental damage from someone else's misfortune. You dont have to be driving a car to need to make a claim.....


Try the comparison sites, I always seem to get the best deals that way, and most companies although giving you zero NCB will take driving history into consideration and discount accordingly whilst it is being built up.
there are some companies who will give you full no claims on a second car - it seems though to vary from person to person when you phone - maybe worth phoning around and getting it this year if you can find such a company - then you have the paper evidence to move the car to another company next year and take full no claims with you... could save a lot of money.

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Re: boot not opening from remote

Post by lurch 1 » Thu 22 Jan, 2015 17:35

I went back with same insurer after trying several others and settled on £550 for 3 cars, the S-type 3.0, Z3 3.0, and Z4 3.0 comprehensive and 4000mls year. I think that is OK. :D JBD

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