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Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:09 pm
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Cough cough - each RCZ comes with a manual. They are for reading. They explain all the different components of the car and how they work And Where they are located ;)

Nobody likes a smart ar** RCZ1. Most owners are too busy either looking at the car, driving it, detailing it, talking about it or on here typing about it. God only put 24 Hrs in a day :helpme:
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Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:45 pm
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I do all that Ron but still find time to read my manual. It's all part of new car ownership :)
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Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:49 pm
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I do all that Ron but still find time to read my manual. It's all part of new car ownership :)

I know but you had nearly a year to read about it before Pearl arrived :lol:
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Post Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:05 am
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Aah but I purposely DIDN'T read the manual as it would have spoilt the occasion ;)
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Post Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:01 am
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We are men, what's this 'manual' you speak of...?


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Post Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:30 pm
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Thanx, didn't know about that button under lid:) think I'm one of those who should read the manual more often 8-)
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:25 am
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Yes I had the same problem , first started with the boot opening randomly.
Then the inductors stopped working from time to time , followed by the rear parking sensors stopping to work.
It was all down to water from the drainage seals or plugs located inn the boot. The factory extended warranty wouldn't cover
Water recess so I'm hoping I don't have to fork out the 200 quid repair and Peugeot can repair
And cover the cost as a design fault !!!!

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Post Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:24 pm
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I'm on my 3rd switch now, they lasted aprox 8 months each time :thumbdown:

It was even suggested to me that I park my car the other way round on my drive so that the boot is facing downwards.

The last repair a few weeks ago involved another new switch, then packing the rear of the switch with silicon and grease to try and prevent water ingress, simply because Peugeot have not seriously looked into this ongoing problem.

MODIFY THE BLOODY SWITCH FOR GOD'S SAKE :evil:
Even the service department people are fed up with this poor design........................

A simple solution would be sealed wiring on the rear of the switch, that threads through into the boot via rubber grommets, and then it joins a connector block inside the boot, just like part of the wiring on the rear lights.

Why is the connector block on the outside of the car, unsealed and in the exact spot where it comes into contact from water running through the drip holes. :roll:
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Post Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:10 pm
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jactac wrote:
I'm on my 3rd switch now, they lasted aprox 8 months each time :thumbdown:

It was even suggested to me that I park my car the other way round on my drive so that the boot is facing downwards.

The last repair a few weeks ago involved another new switch, then packing the rear of the switch with silicon and grease to try and prevent water ingress, simply because Peugeot have not seriously looked into this ongoing problem.

MODIFY THE BLOODY SWITCH FOR GOD'S SAKE :evil:
Even the service department people are fed up with this poor design........................

A simple solution would be sealed wiring on the rear of the switch, that threads through into the boot via rubber grommets, and then it joins a connector block inside the boot, just like part of the wiring on the rear lights.

Why is the connector block on the outside of the car, unsealed and in the exact spot where it comes into contact from water running through the drip holes. :roll:


I'm sorry to hear that.
How much does it cost to change?
I think I have the same problem...
False alarming at least

Post Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:40 am
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Hi all, to anyone who suddenly develops spontainious boot opening when unlocking car or opening doors just check that the manual boot switch under the boot lid hasn't stuck in from the last time you pressed it happened to me the other day and when I checked the button had stuck in on one side and was causing all the symptoms mentioned in this thread. Simply just re press the switch and it should pop back to its proper position. :beer:
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