25th Mar 2013, 14:13

You need to buy some fuel injector cleaner, bang that in petrol tank. Then take it for a 2 or 3 hour 80mph spanking. Sounds like a town car that needs a good clear out. Give it a damn good thrashing.

5th Aug 2013, 15:20

Hi there. I'm sorry to be a pain, but I was wondering if you managed to sort the problems with opening your boot on your StreetKa? My key fob is not working, and I'm unable to open my boot :-( I know this was some time ago, but it's worth a shot :-)

Also, is there any other way to open the boot?

Sabrina x

27th Jan 2014, 09:28

Getting into the boot and door handles.

To get into the boot without using the key fob:

Open the locked glove box thing that is at shoulder height on the back bulkhead between the seats. Open that, and inside is another key hole; that's the one wired to the boot lock that should open the boot (found this when my girlfriend locked her keys in the boot).

Also a handy tip on not breaking door handles:

The problem is the latch/lock on the outside of the door; they tend to collect dirt / road dust. This clogs them up, and makes them stiff to open, so you pull the handle harder and break the handle.

First clean out as much dust as you can with a small screwdriver, then get some WD40 on the latch. Give it a good going over with the oil. Then keep opening and closing the door for about 20 times; it should get easier.

A bit of oil every month should keep it that way.

Now a question. Anyone know where the lights on buzzer is on the car? The Haynes manual says it should be on top of the main fuse box, but it's not there. If anyone's is working, where is the noise coming from? That might help me find it.

15th Feb 2014, 09:15

How do you disconnect the alarm? I've been trying to find out! Driving me mad! :)

22nd Feb 2014, 02:37

Just had mine fixed, replaced injector, all now good. Hope this helps.

30th Mar 2014, 15:36

Had my Street Ka for 4 years now. Not really had any problems, apart from having a new thermostat.

The biggest bug bear, is I find when Summer is here and the handles get warm, they break. Had to have 3 sets of new handles on it. I now tend to leave the roof unlocked and open it from the inside on warm days; a bit embarrassing at times. Does anybody else have this problem?

Also, just had a new set of wishbones on it too, garage said it's a common problem with any type of Ka, just a good looking car in the summer :-/

29th Sep 2014, 18:44

Fill with a tank of petrol and stick some Redex in, and go for a good blast on the motorway. That worked for my wife's StreetKa. The engine light has not been on since. It just needs the cobwebs blowing out.

30th Sep 2014, 16:26

I agree with this comment albeit for different reasons. The junk additives probably destroy the wiring and inner workings so much that the computer no longer works well enough to trigger the engine light on.

14th Feb 2015, 13:55


Under the interior light is the secure storage box. Inside is the key to open the boot. Did you get the key fob to work? I've got the same problem.

30th Aug 2015, 19:56

These cars are a little temperamental. They don't like you doing more than one thing at a time.

Sometimes if you lock the car but you have been in the boot, that can set the alarm off... or when putting the roof down... you have to do things in order. So if you have locked the car and the alarm goes off, unlock the car, open the boot and close it again, and then lock the car.

The same thing happens with the soft top storage... if this jams, open the boot and close it, then try to open storage.

Hope this helps. My partner has one. It likes to test you. Good luck.

3rd Jan 2016, 20:15

I've just got a Ka and the alarm isn't going off; it's just making a clicking noise and does it until I close the doors. Why is it doing that? Can anyone help me thanks.

25th Jan 2016, 16:53

Had problems with central locking on my StreetKa. The key fob was making it lock and unlock all at once. Tried everything on all web sites to rectify the problem. My car is now OK - I sat in the passenger seat and pushed the door handle into the lock position, and opened it with the key fob from inside.

I think the locking sequence was out of sync. It's worth a try if you have the same problem.

27th Jul 2017, 20:06

Lock/Unlock clunk/click. What's happening? I checked all sensors: boot, bonnet, hood storage lid, 2 door sensors etc. Not clever if happens away from home.

After a week I saw your simple yet powerful solution which worked a treat.

The Streetka (like Sportka) door lock was out-of-sync with the key and it just simply refused to lock and I was in a public car park - embarrassing.

Symptoms were:- Pressing the key-fob, the lock would lock and immediately unlock. The same happened with the key only.

Your solution to push the inside door handle against the door to lock it & then use key fob unlock worked the second time I tried it (maybe you need to wait a short interval time while the systems electronic sensors reset themselves).

If you open the Streetka's hood slightly, you can do this procedure outside the car, reaching inside to the door. Anyway you are a wizard! We live in a village and appreciate not having to go for expensive solutions & no time wasted. Excellent!

31st Jul 2017, 16:30

I would also change the CR2032 3 Volt coin batteries in your remote electronic keys, which may have contributed to the problem if these were failing due to old-age power loss, as they are pretty inexpensive anyway.

4th Jun 2019, 14:56

Recently bought a Street Ka and the hazard lights keep turning on. I think it's part of the alarm system, but there's no indication inside that the lights are on, so the first time I drove for miles and miles smiling at the jolly people flashing and waving madly at me. If I reset the alarm (lock then unlock and hold key in unlock position for 20 seconds) all was well, until today. Now, I reset the alarm, so the lights stop flashing, then a couple of seconds after opening the door it starts again. Today I drove for miles and miles of embarrassment. Any ideas what's going on? It's a winter edition, and the hard top stayed on until yesterday.

27th Aug 2019, 12:11

Did you ever get an answer to this? The exact same thing has happened to me...

2nd Sep 2019, 15:53

I don't know if this will help, but I remember from way back in the mists of time working at a Ford dealer, we would find that if you gave the boot a really good slam it would sometimes reset the sensors (I assume) etc and fix the problem. Even if the boot was already 'closed' properly, opening it and a really good slam shut would usually do the trick...