Powered rear doors...hmmm

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Powered rear doors...hmmm

Post by John M » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:41 pm

Wondered if anyones thought of trying to do a powered sliding door and or tailgate, auto closing style?.......

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Re: Powered rear doors...hmmm

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:01 pm

I’ve never heard of it being done on here mate. However, there’s a first time for everything!

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Re: Powered rear doors...hmmm

Post by James01 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:21 pm

Would be a very cool mod but not sure if theres room to mount a motor like the t5s have

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Re: Powered rear doors...hmmm

Post by anoneamus » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:12 pm

It was discussed here some time ago, and IIRC can't be done without some major modifications.

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Re: Powered rear doors...hmmm

Post by SnoWhite » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 am

Hmm indeed - the tailgate on my Maxi weighs a ton.

If anyone discovers a practical VAG parts bin - bolt on upgrade I would be very interested.

I guess someone has solved it, as the tailgate is power opened on many PRM modified Maxi models, and likewise they have managed to squeeze in some system to lower/raise the wheelchair access ramp.

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Re: Powered rear doors...hmmm

Post by dan@biali » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 am

The T5/6 parts add up to about £900 without replacing the tailgate (and the tailgate technically should be replaced as it has a different space for the new struts to sit in).

I found this company who do a range of powered struts and the Touran is on their list along with Transporters and a few other VW models but no Caddy. They're Chinese I think and sounds like they develop as and when they see a market - a few people enquire about versions for Ford Connect on the reviews section and they say its in development. https://www.autoease.com/product/liftgate/

To add, I just found this clip showing the Autoease kit on a Caddy so it is available [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4fXcQ9Awwg[/youtube]

Just found another company selling a Caddy kit https://www.hautopart.com/product/vw-ca ... -tailgate/

and a youtube clip of it in operation [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo[/youtube]

Sirus do a powered tailgate for their Caddy conversions but they have an additional strut mounted which you can see in this video clip [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJPfrBD1e1g[/youtube]

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