Can an manual boot be made electric push button boot

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  • #118850 Reply
    martino

    some cars have a push button boot /hatchback ,

    if you ordered a car that had a manual use your hand pull down boot/hatchback can it be adapted to work electronically with a push button

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  • #118858 Reply
    mitch
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    i would have thought it depends on the range and if they do an automatic boot option.

    also what exactly do you mean push a button on the key fob to unlock but you still have to lift or do you mean a boot that opens fully automatically. if the latter i would have thought not as the opening/closing mechanism would be considerbly different to an ordinary boot.

    there are i think instances where the top of the range models have auto boots but it is not enabled on cheaper versions and there are after market fixes to enable the function. but thats only because the same mechanism is fitted to all but not enabled in the computer/wiring etc.

    #118859 Reply
    Susan

    As anything like that would need approval and fitting by an approved installer you need to be talking to Motability about this.

    #118860 Reply
    vinalspin
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    I have fitted electric opening to the boot of a few cars over the years, some were just adding factory parts/electrics etc and some had to have aftermarket systems to make them auto.

    Depends on the vehicle, either way you would need to contact Mota to find out.

    #118938 Reply
    Ade

    Martino, Hattchback opening mechanism uses electric motors in the struts and solenoids on the locking mechanism, its not something that can be ‘enabled’.

    You can tell if the boot is an auto opening just by looking at the thickness of the struts. Non-auto opening struts are a lot thinner.

    #118974 Reply
    Olpk

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>You can buy aftermarket conversion kits for some cars but you would have to get approval from motability as its their car.</p>

    #144857 Reply
    Colin jones

    Hi I’m thinking of changing my car  to a

    Peugeot 308 estate and I was wanted to know if  it was possible to convert the  boot operation to a electric operation for opening as I have Arthritis very bad in my hands?

    #144990 Reply
    Richard

    The strut thickness isn’t foolproof my grand votlyager has electric doors, tailgate etc but just uses standard struts it actually has a second attachment along the top near a hinge that pushes/pulls the tailgate open/closed I’m sure many manufacturers do it the strut way but not necessarily all.

    As for adding it there’s lots of 3rd party kits about to add it to your car not sure how good any of them are but it’s certainly doable but you’d be best off taking to motability as they might be able to sort it for you.

    #145018 Reply
    Confusicated
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    Yes, in many cases they can.

    There is an approved Motability adaptation kit. When I looked into it, two years ago, it was £900! It was cheaper to order a car that had it as standard – Kuga Vignale. Although I think the ST line also had it.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

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    vinalspin
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    Strut size doesn’t always relate to electric or not, the struts on my tailgate are huge (35+mm) but it’s not powered it just has a bloody massive tailgate. (Peugeot Rifter)

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