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Old 04-11-2019, 03:45 PM
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Number plate lights and upper boot bottom not working

I am at a loss with the above problem.
Plate lights and upper tailgate button is not working and I've checked all fuses, cut the wires in the loom to a point where i could try connecting a voltmeter and still nothing?
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:37 PM
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0v at the plate lights? What is the "upper boot bottom?"

Wire harness chaffing inside the "trunk," or conduit, that goes between the upper boot lid and the body of the vehicle (top right hand side of boot) is a common issue. You might want to pull the rubber conduit away and take a look at the condition of the wires in there.
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:40 PM
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Will try that in the morning, thank you.
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:30 AM
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The upper boot button has and L shaped piece of plastic under the rubber cover that cantilevers into the micro switch to open. If you have NO power back there then check the circuit farther up (can't remember which relay), if you have power then you could just need new bulbs and your L piece has overridden inside and you just have to put it back in place. (time consuming but that release is pricey to replace)

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Old 04-12-2019, 05:19 AM
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Thanks for that info, going to strip it back to the join between the car and the boot lid
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:16 AM
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Pulled the wiring right back, and found split cables but not the plate lights or upper bottom.
After voltmeter check i get 0.65v on lights and 0.23 on button?
What's going on there?
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