Differences in boot latch solenoids

Edwrai

Member
So today I had a free 30 minutes before we went for a walk so I decided to tackle a job I’ve been putting off for a long time. My boot lock solenoid.

This has been getting weak for a long time after disconnecting for the mechanism and testing I can see it’s so weak it does even move it’s after a few actuations.

So I take everything a part and remove it from the boot lid I then put it side by side with my new one



Now they look quite different and have different screw holes the mounting points in the black plastic as seen behind can be adjusted to take the different mounting points so that’s ok.

So on to test it with power






Ok after testing I discover it doesn’t move but does make a sound I’m sure the pins need reversing in the plug so I do this, this then allows it to actuate!

So then the next problem is that although it pulls the length it pulls seems to be less?? So as a temporary solution I just pop in a stone to shorten the travel of the puller and cover in tape.... now this is far far from a solution but I had to go out and I’m now 5 minutes late!


So my question is has anyone installed an earlier actuator in an older car and he had more time to work out how to resolve the reduced pull distance?


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audifan

A2OC Donor
Not tried this myself. Assuming it is only different gearing that is producing the throw, you could just take what you need from the new one and rebuild the existing one. Although the housings look a bit different good chance the internal electric motor is the same in each. Does look like the housings clip together so easy enough to take a look. Vaguely remember in the past working on one where the grease had dried out making the gears reluctant to turn, cleaned it up and put a very small amount of grease back on the gears and lasted for years afterwards.
 

Edwrai

Member
Not tried this myself. Assuming it is only different gearing that is producing the throw, you could just take what you need from the new one and rebuild the existing one. Although the housings look a bit different good chance the internal electric motor is the same in each. Does look like the housings clip together so easy enough to take a look. Vaguely remember in the past working on one where the grease had dried out making the gears reluctant to turn, cleaned it up and put a very small amount of grease back on the gears and lasted for years afterwards.
The housing is very different, I believe maybe the arm that goes to the lock is shorter. May have a play later, however it works perfectly with my 5 minute bodge!


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