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Build electric tailgate

Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:46 am

I would love to have a electric tailgate to my i3. With a footsensor so you can swipe your foot under if you carry bags etc. Any ideas where to start? If i buy the right size of the struts and a sensor for the foot and last a control ship i would be ok right?

I think I also need some way to sense that the car is in park so the boot can't be opened when the car is in drive etc. Suggestions?

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Re: Build electric tailgate

Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:56 pm

I found this info
Interesting feature and nice to have

http://changyi-china.com.cn/product/ele ... ot-sensor/

I have not inquired in the price not figment
Let us Know

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Re: Build electric tailgate

Mon May 06, 2019 6:19 am

Yeah seen that, the problem is to find struts in the right size that fits, and some control board for them since the bmw i3 does now have one orginal. Also good to know which "gear" is in. Don't want the car to open the tailgate on the road if the footsensor get a false reading.

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Re: Build electric tailgate

Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:06 pm

I've been poking around and have not seen anyone tackle this as an aftermarket option yet. I don't need the foot activation. Would be just happy to have a power lift gate that goes up when I pop the hatch open with the remote or with the interior button.
Tesla Model 3 didn't have one from factory, but there's a very nice aftermarket kit for them. Pricey, but very nice: https://www.teslaoffer.com/product/mode ... t-closing/
Current daily driver: 2017 BMW i3 Rex
Past car history: Nearly a dozen 85-89 Toyota MR2s including 88 Supercharged, 96 Lexus SC300, 05 Tacoma 4x4 manual, 11 Golf TDI, 01 Honda Insight manual

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Re: Build electric tailgate

Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:08 am

I am also interested in the electric tailgate for on bmw i3 2017 :D

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