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Nice write up Firefly75

The bleeps put me off. i think id have to get rid of it. I was a bit concerned with the cables but you have shown them being routed in the gromet that made me happy. Im still considering buying this kit.
What makes the genuine install a no go ? surely a donor vehicles kit would work ? what's missing to make it impossible to fit ?

I like your idea to use the original latch, have you managed to make it work ?

Anyways I enjoyed looking at your install posts and review, well played mate

Matt

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As said before I personally think they have chosen the wrong way to implement a powered tailgate system.
I also feel the correct implementation would mean an even easier installation.

If you look at most higher end OEM tailgates (including range rover and indeed the Evoque) they do not have an actuator powered suction hook but rather the actuator powers the the tailgate latch.

As such my plan here is to purchase an original power tailgate latch from eBay.
Replace the latch, mount the after market actuator from this kit in the tailgate and connect the cable to the new latch.
Then refit the original hook to the boot floor.

This should make no difference to the system functionality as you are still using their actuator... Just to work with a different lock and as a bonus you would only have to run one cable for power into the car.

Easier install, better method, better components.

Jus my thoughts
 

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Hi Everyone,

So I just purchased and fitted one of these kits & I can deff recommend it.
Good communication by email and shipped by FedEx with tracking. You will get a notification from FedEx about import charge which you can pay directly to DHL securely.
 

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Nice write up Firefly75

The bleeps put me off. i think id have to get rid of it.
Since install I've sandwiched the control box between 2 layers of sound deadening mat and to be honest its pretty much perfect now.

I was a bit concerned with the cables but you have shown them being routed in the gromet that made me happy. Im still considering buying this kit.
If you do it the way i did it really is simple. You wont have any problems and I definitely recommend this product. I just wanted to give a fair review that showed things to be aware of before purchasing, Nothings perfect.

What makes the genuine install a no go ? surely a donor vehicles kit would work ? what's missing to make it impossible to fit ?
Its not impossible. From having a quick look into it I found that even sourcing 2nd hand parts it would at least twice the cost and with new parts more like 3 times. Not sure id want to use 2nd hand parts for the whole job.
I also believe you would need to update your vehicles ccf files for the system to work. I don't have the tool or software to do that myself. I'm not going to spend 300拢 on a tool just for this project.

Also I think the ability to close from the remote in this system is a big positive over the OEM kit

I like your idea to use the original latch, have you managed to make it work ?
Unfortunately I haven't had the time recently. I have checked if there is a mounting point for the actuator in the tailgate and there is. I have also found that bearmach sell a brand new replacement power liftgate latch for just 拢24... So its definitely on my to do list, Just not sure when I'm going to get the time.

Anyways I enjoyed looking at your install posts and review, well played mate

Matt
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I haven鈥檛 ordered one of these as mine has it as standard, but I used to work as a shipping manager in my youth.
You have to pay any import duty once the goods arrive in the UK and the customs declarations have been submitted by the shipping company.
I would imagine the shipping company will want payment from you and they will then pay the customs duty once they have your money.
Once the payments are cleared the goods can be delivered to you.
 

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Power Tailgate Part 1

Busy Week, so gonna prep so that i can jump in & out whenever i have 10 mins spare
Helped a friend with an older version of this a while a go. This one seems a far easier install.

Purchased through Carroll Chan

Components Received :
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Connection Mock Up :
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Tools/Items I Used :
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Pencil
Electrical Tape
Knife
Nylon Draw Cord
Trim Removal Tools x 3
Cable Clips (w/sticky pads)
Silicone Spray

Ratchet
8mm Socket for Earth Strap
T40 Socket for Latch
Flat Head Screwdriver x2
Philips Screwdriver
T25 Bit for Boot Side Panel Trim
T30 Bit for Internal Pillar Trim

If you have Tie Down Loops on Boot floor You need the T30 bit
If you have the boot rails they are removed with either a large Philips screwdriver or a large Flat screwdriver



Prep:
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Remove:
Tailgate Trim
Boot Floor
Latch Surround Trim
Internal LHD Rear Pillar Trim
Tie Downs or Rails
LHD Boot Side Panel (Not required but makes it easier & takes 2 mins to remove)
Trim above Boot opening (I didnt take this off, but makes life easier if you do)
I have a 2014 prestige does the kit fit that ? And do you have the link for the one you used please
 

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I have a 2014 prestige does the kit fit that ? And do you have the link for the one you used please
Hope this helps 馃槉

 

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Ordered the tailgate from Caroll Chan!! Hopefully get it fitted in a week or so when it arrives, the father in-law is helping out, luckily he's very good with that kind of thing. I'll update you all on cost and fitting time.
 

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Ordered the tailgate from Caroll Chan!! Hopefully get it fitted in a week or so when it arrives, the father in-law is helping out, luckily he's very good with that kind of thing. I'll update you all on cost and fitting time.
That鈥檚 great, hope it all goes well.馃槉馃憤
 

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Well I finally spent the day fitting the auto tailgate kit, quick delivery, just over a week from Carroll and total cost was 拢387 + 拢55 (TORY TAX) and yes it works but not without a lot of sweating and swearing!! The cables do not want to go through the rubber hoses, it would have been far simpler to cut off the connector blocks and make them up again at the control box. Took a total of 5 hours to do the job and 4 1/2 of those where trying to feed cables through the **** rubber grommets and hoses - Anyway it's done and I'll never do it again 馃ぃ
 

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Well I finally spent the day fitting the auto tailgate kit, quick delivery, just over a week from Carroll and total cost was 拢387 + 拢55 (TORY TAX) and yes it works but not without a lot of sweating and swearing!! The cables do not want to go through the rubber hoses, it would have been far simpler to cut off the connector blocks and make them up again at the control box. Took a total of 5 hours to do the job and 4 1/2 of those where trying to feed cables through the **** rubber grommets and hoses - Anyway it's done and I'll never do it again 馃ぃ

Bit late now but I found spraying a silicone spray down the roof gromit 1st then taping the 2 smaller plugs together then tape to a metal coat hanger makes it alot easier 馃槉馃槉 but least your sorted.

Ty for the update 馃憤馃憤
 

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Try sucking a string through the gromit and pipes with a vacuum cleaner and using the string to pull the connectors and cables through. No harm taping the cables together or using silicon spray.
Thanks to PowerfulUK for the tip and no connection with them.
 
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