I know this thread has been previously made, but it is over 2 years old and i hope to bring my set of problems to the table. I own a '07 Daihatsu Copen. It is my very first car. but now, I seem to have some troubles getting my roof and boot to open up. Here's what i suspect happened and the problems i face: I had my boot protective sheet engaged to the sensors and then filled the portion closer to the entrance with stuff (the section between the sensor to the trunk lip). It wasnt anything too significant, because the boot closed just fine with a slightly raised drop and no force on my part downwards. I proceeded to lower my roof. After a short drive, i raised my roof and then realised that the roof light would not go out. As soon as i had the opportunity, i opened up the boot and removed my stuff. Now, im stuck with a perpetually on roof light, with no ability to lower the roof. I also then suffered many difficulties with the boot opening button. The boot refused to obey me. Basically it went to the point of me needing to press the button about 3 times before it can open. After a long long time (2+ months) of diagnosing the problem, it is now clear that something with the motor in the boot is wrong. The two locks on the side refuse to engage when the boot is closed. The motor is warm as tho it has been running. So im not sure if its cables, wiring or the actual motor itself that has blown. Right now, ive removed the motor, set the locks manually and tied some cables to the blue emergency release locks. So the boot can close completely avoiding the chance of rain seepage. I would like to know your thoughts and opinions as to how i should approach this. In Singapore, copens are immensely sparce and all specialised workshops have vanished. All copens are bought in 06 to 08 and parts are hard to come by. I was intending to make a few phone calls for a replacement motor, but im not sure if i can run a diagnostics first. Should i plug the motor in before i attempt a diagnosis or leave it out? Should i keep the boot open as i run the test? Or close it? Any help is much appreciated!