Boot light failure
Q The light in the boot is not working when the hatchback is opened on my 2004 Ford Fiesta Mk6 1.25 Duratec. I have checked the bulb and the connection to the bulb holder and they are OK. I understand that the light is operated by a microswitch within the hatchback lock. Do you think it could be the switch and, if so, can it be replaced? Where can I get a replacement switch? Mick Sabey
A As you say, the microswitch is incorporated into the rear hatch lock assembly. However, it is built into the catch and is a Ford-only part that is not available as a separate item.
I am assuming you have checked the live feed to the boot light and that this is operating correctly. It may be worth spraying the switch in the catch with an electrical cleaner as this could help to restore the operation of the switch. It would also be worth ensuring that the switch is properly located within the catch.
Check also the condition of the wiring where it passes from the rear hatch to the vehicle, ensuring that the wire has not fractured as this would prevent operation of the boot light. Using a continuity tester or ohmmeter between the terminal on the catch and the boot light should help narrow down the source of the problem.