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Old 05-29-2014, 06:39 AM   #1
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Putting in a cabin boot switch

After finding out that I have no boot switch inside the car, is it possible to wire one in? I have a blank where the switch would go, and getting hold of a switch is easy. Obviouslyneed a live and ground but what else and where?
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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You'll need a latch that's electrically operated. It would go in the trunk, er, boot lid. Also, you need to check if the wiring is there already.


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Old 05-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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Right ok. I'll have a look later. I'm hoping it is, it'll make life easier
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:27 AM   #4
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Boot release

I did it on my coupe and I followed this guide to do it
http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-heavy-t64118/
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:25 AM   #5
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thanks for that, looks easily enough. Should be able to source the 2 wires easily from any electrical shop.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:34 AM   #6
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Oh my! Just went through that UK thread,as I need to do this but I'm always intimidated by electronics in a car.
Anybody know if the wiring colors are the same in a US Models?

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