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No workie According to son had trama blow on hiking rail. Now only shows, even with door closed"CARD COVER OPEN".

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Re: No workie

Brocken sensor or catch on the cover Check the cover and see that there is a catch that goes into hole- it has probably broken off and therefore not making contact. If so thry a match stick or similar into the hole TThis will [hoepfully put the warning out even if the cover is open. If so leave it at that. If not a repair shop job- but warned big bucks just to look and parts may not be available

Posted on Jun 11, 2007

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