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    Boot Solenoid / Relay

    I smoothed the grab handle on my boot a while ago and since my cars off road for a while I havent cracked on with finishing it. Now the cars back on the road in 2 weeks, I want to get it sorted.
    I wired everything up like the how-to said and no joy. It popped open once when I turned the ignition on but then a fuse blew. Got a new fuse, pissed about with the wires abit and now I get nothing what-so-ever.
    The button is mounted in the roof of my glovebox.
    Button
    Pin 1 - Goes to an ignition source (glovebox light)
    Pin 2 - Goes to a relay

    Relay

    Thats the relay I have used.
    Red Wire (on the left) goes to the solenoid.
    Black wire (at the bottom) goes to a earth.
    Blue Wire (on the right) goes to the switch.

    Thats the solenoid in the boot. Are them wires going to the correct place?
    Green wire is going to the relay
    Blue wire is going to an earthing point

    I know the solenoids mounted correctly as it popped open when I blew a fuse.
    Does all this look correct? If not, what's wrong? My relay still has 2 spare 'slots', does it matter if they are used or not? Theres markings on the relay- 85, 86, 87, 87a and 30. I guessed that the earth was the 30? As you can see I put the wires horizontal (think its 85 and 86).

    What do I do with my old wires? This solenoid has only 2 wires coming out where as my old one (wires are dangeling still) has about 8. Do i just duct tape this to something so its out of the way?

    Sorry about size of pics btw and I hope this makes abit of sense.


    Thanks in advance

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    I havent read the how to but i'll tell you how to wire it up.

    Your switch sounds fine so i'll go on from there

    Switch output to pin 85 of the relay,
    Earth to pin 86 of the relay
    Live to pin 30 of the relay making sure its fused
    Pin 87 of the relay goes to one wire on the motor you have fitted
    Other wire of the motor you have fitted goes to earth

    Now test using the switch and if the motor goes the from way just swap the wires around so that the other wire goes to earth and the one that went to earth goes to the relay

    Pin 87a isn't used at all

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    can you buy the motors to fit?

    Since I don't have central locking, I'd prefere to have my boot constantly locked, and sometimes when we need something out of the boot, we have to use the keys.

    Gav

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    I thought you already had the motor and that with it it will only be unlocked when you want it to be?
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    nope, mines a standard lock I think, and with not having central locking, manual intervention is required, which can be a pain if you need to quickly get the baby bag out of the boot.

    Pretty much most of the cars i've been in or driven all have central locking which also unlocks the boot or a release catch by the drivers seat.

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    All sorted now Much appreciated

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