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    Default Boot closure again sorry

    Sorry this one again.

    My boot is driving me mad
    Changed the rubber bung stops
    Adjusted the catch so it shuts by itself
    It now does not bang about when driving

    After a few shuts it now has too be slammed I don't like slamming things.

    Still not rattling or banging but I will wake the dead let alone the close if I have to shut the boot @ night.

    Should the motor make a noise when you press the button and lift the boot because it makes a whinning noise. Also when you press the button the boot pops up with a non smooth action like something is off.

    V/X couldn't fix it but then that would be a bit much for them. All they kept doing is replacing the bungs.

    Noticed the slam plate has markers to help line things up and have tried it all over the place, this is making the car feel old and **** which is a shame as the rear door closure is peachy.

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    Mine has to be slamed to shut it, has been since new. Even had problems with pressing the button and it not opening! It would pop then catch and if you pressed the button again, it just whined. Had to force it fully shut again to get it open. Hasn't done that for a while though and does seem to be getting less difficult to shut, maybe the seals are manufactured slightly too large to ensure not leeks.

    I just pull it down with the handle then push it shut with my hand on the base of the rear wiper (don't want to put hand prints on it)

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    The glass used to flex outwards on mine I had to shut it so forcefully. When the dog was sat in the back, you could see him grimacing waiting for the bang!! LOL

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    yep mine doesnt work right either,

    if i let it drop from its own weight it catches but rattles (not latched properly)

    i have to give it a heafty slam before it properly locks in place - doesnt rattle tho

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    The electric locking boot is a triumph of technology over convenience - its totally stupid!

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    The back seats were worse, though. Not long after I'd got the car, my wife and I were on our way out when I had to brake hard for a car that pulled out and the rear seats fell forward. To get the seat backs to lock in place I nearly had to slam them right into the boot. It took about 6 gos of increasingly hard slamming to get them to stay put.

    Because of the d***head in the car pulling out on me and then not being able to get the seats to stay up I was effin' n blindin' like anything and the missus wasn't too happy with me!

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    I too have to close the boot with a bit of force but it doesn't bother me too much. As organist says the electric boot mechanism isn't as polished as it should be but it's all we have.

    If I leave a window slighty down or door open I more often than not don't need to use much force to close the boot. Negative vacuum effect or some crapolla.

    However, if it rattled that would do my head in. Luckily, it doesn't.

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    So its **** then, this goes down as my worst experience with the C so far.

    Might try opening the windows with the remote and test slam factor.

    Funny that when I adjust the thing its better for a few goes, oh well.

    I now no what the lip spoiler is for on the SRI, on those rainy days it gives a bit more purchase for getting your weightl behind the slam LOL.

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    I found the best method was to lower it right down and then give it a mini slam from an opening of a few inches. Had to do this for the dog's ears!

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    Mine too needs a little bit of a force to shut it, (Estate), and the dogs certainly do not enjoy the experience that's for sure, they sort of grimace....if it only catches and it needs re-opening/slamming they look pretty sheepish,...poor little sods! I think it may hurt their ears as they're Springers and fairly immune to bangs and bumps etc but they seem unable to tolerate this!

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