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Old 2nd June 2019, 05:34 PM
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Default Soft close oddity

My soft close function hasn't worked on the two front doors since I bought her over five years ago. I washed her Friday afternoon and got a shock when the near side door closed itself. I tried it a couple of times and it didn't repeat.

Any idea why it randomly worked as it should, or did?
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Old 2nd June 2019, 06:28 PM
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Possible water ingress as a result of you washing it. Since they never worked, it's safe to say the micro-switch in them is knackered. The water ingress may have bridged it so it worked that one time. I believe some people have replaced the switch themselves (as opposed to buying the complete mechanism).
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Old 3rd June 2019, 07:34 AM
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I don't know try washing it again as a workaround.
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Old 3rd June 2019, 08:51 AM
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Or you could live near Manchester
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I don't know try washing it again as a workaround.
I did, it didn't
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Or you could live near Manchester
We get enough up here Ray, I don't need to relocate
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In the two years I owned my S8 I have replaced all 4 door locks. The previous owner haven’t even noticed the car had this feature, only after I did a VIN decode did I realise the soft-close feature was fitted��
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Soft close was standard equipment on the UK D3 S8....
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