e46 boot lid microswitch change
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    e46 boot lid microswitch change

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    i wanted to change the microswitch for my bootlid handle so i brought another Handle, but its from an older 2002 model (not sure if coupe or saloon) so it has a bit different fit than my 2004 saloon. (the hole for the cable and the plastic around is smaller on mine) is there any known way to change only the switch? The switch is wired all together with the numberplate lights as i see it.

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    @Plumb any ideas please? I know you know a thing or two about e46 bootlid handles/switches
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    Somehow i managed to change it. I took the whole wiring out with numberplate lights. You need to gently flex the plastic (with a flathead screwdriver or something flat) what is covering the cables and pull the wires out. Afther that i was cut the old cables from my handle and do the things backwards with the "new" wiring. My problem was that the numberplate lights was from a coupe and has different bulb holders, so i had to cut and file it down to fit on. but its working now. i find out that one of the old cables was broken and corroded, so next time i would just investigate them and resolder. I suggest to get a matching numberplate lights one, what is makes things a lot easier.

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