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    Quote Originally Posted by chazz1981 View Post
    nice install, one thing tho and maybe silly, but if you just wanted to say put ur shopping into boot b4 getting into the car?
    lol Yeah that is abit of a pain but, ushially I do the shopping with the misses and she likes to sit in the warm car while I load the boot with the shopping in the rain lol, so I have to let her in first. She presses the button for me then But if you have a remote key less entry system you can wire it to pop via your fob. I plan to get that done in the future, when I do I will add to this how to thread.
     
     

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    cool,i hve a spare channelon my keyless entry, that sends a 30second power single,will that do it? thanks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazz1981 View Post
    cool,i hve a spare channelon my keyless entry, that sends a 30second power single,will that do it? thanks

    I don't see why not mate, best thing to do is prob email the boot release supliers, use the link on the 1st post of this thread, should be able to get there details from that matey I know it can deffinatly be done.
     
     

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    cnt you just use the solonid that is aleady there just move it?
     
     

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    Nice write up

    Mine didn't require all that aggro of running wires the length of the car and into the boot because I found the feed that runs through the car loom, isolated it and joined onto it all the way to the boot lock

    Any pictures of the de-lock?

    PS I'll get you a picture of the type of button I use. I think you will all agree that it is far more suitable

     
     

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    haha! sweet guide mate i had one of these on my ford ka and had a missile stile switch on it lol people used to ask me what it was for all the time and i was like no!!! dont press it haha does anybody know off how i could get my boot to open fully from inside the car? i kinda want to be able to do this in town lol open the boot up from inside the car and turn some heads with noens and subs going for it in the boot.....jst want to show off really :P
     
     

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    Great guide, thankyou.
     
     

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    I'm wondering how many wires you ran into the boot bearing in mind the relay is there.

    If the relay was mounted up front you would only need to run one as I guess at present two go there, one for power and one from the switch, either switched live or earth to throw the relay over.

    I wonder if it would be possible to hijack the redundant original central locking solenoid wiring and or the solenoid itself as you could chop into the loom up front and recycle the awkward part of the wiring and maybe just relocate the solenoid.


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    daft question like but how do you get in the boot IF it fails or goes O/C?
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    One of four ways.

    • Open split rear seat forward if fitted
    • Put a convenient release cable in JIC and optionally hide the location
    • Lift parcel shelf if a hatch back
    • Strategic damage

    I can think of a couple more mitigations as well.


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