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Is it worth getting one of these kits? IMHO its a pain having to stop the engine when picking people up who want to bung stuff in the boot. Looking at the kit from the MGOC.
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I've fitted one, mainly as a precaution if I lock my keys in the boot (button is hidden and wired permanent live). Phil Brindley has also fitted one and is going to fit one to the bonnet as well (or so he says ). I bought a kit off Ebay for about £20.
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In the summer I helped Pete V fit a kit from eBay (cost around £20) and it was very good for the money. In Pete’s installation it was used as an emergency boot unlocking (for key’s in the boot) but if your going to use it day-to-day then you would need to use a suitable relay wired into the handbrake warning light and ignition switch.

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Yip i got one just for that reason and it was a great buy!!
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are they easy enough to fit though?
the kits on ebay seem to be sellin well, do they come with everything needed?
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are they easy enough to fit though?
the kits on ebay seem to be sellin well, do they come with everything needed?
The kits from eBay don’t include a relay but otherwise they are very comprehensive, although the switch is not very in keeping with the F/TF’s interior so you may want to change that for something ells, but even if you spend say another £10 on other items it is still cheaper then kits from Moss and the like.
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(....) but if your going to use it day-to-day then you would need to use a suitable relay wired into the handbrake warning light and ignition switch.
Maybe somebody may help me with a draft including relay connections to handbrake light, ignition key and the rest of circuit???? I am NOT so skillful.

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I haven’t done it myself but Phil_B has, try sending him a PM.
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Could anyone tell me the item number for these boot solenoids? I think its a great idea but @ £70 from moss they're not cheap.
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.....but @ £70 from moss they're not cheap.
thats why I got a kit off Ebay for £20
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So what do I have to look for on ebay then? Had a brief look but no finds.
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So what do I have to look for on ebay then? Had a brief look but no finds.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Falcon-Electri...QQcmdZViewItem
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that will be the very one young man , and still the same price.
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Here's one you could try. It looks like the same kit thats on Ebay. Its £12.95

http://www.autoeurope.co.uk/producti...?productID=788
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Here's one you could try. It looks like the same kit thats on Ebay. Its £12.95
http://www.autoeurope.co.uk/producti...?productID=788
Looks identical.

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Hi Chris. I'm in Market Harborough with my mgtf Spark. I say my tf spark, but its er indoors on the registration doc, I just pay for it!!
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Hi Chris. I'm in Market Harborough with my mgtf Spark. I say my tf spark, but its er indoors on the registration doc, I just pay for it!!
Welcome good Dr, you may want to take a look at FPOWER.co.uk or North Leicester MG for local meets etc. We have one on the 15th Jan
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Hi,

sorry, just saw this thread right now. I have fitted a electric boot opener, i think it's a great thing. I've installed it with a rellay, but as i installed it i know where i'll have to shorten to open the boot without ignition.
I installed the relay between the warning light of the handbreak and the speedo illumination. The idea was the illumination so that you can only open it with ignition on, and the handbreak light so i won't open while driving. But thinking about it later the handbreak light is enough, it will ONLY ligth up if the ignition is on... But i won't do any changes now.
On my homepage i have some pics of installing it, but sorry, only german (till now, i WANT to do a translation, if i find the time...):
http://www.angelmahr.de/mg/boot/

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Sounds like a great idea and I may install one in my TF however If the keys are in the boot you cant turn on the ignition so I was thinking of puting it in more discrete position and conecting it to the parkers or dash lights so all I need to do is have the lights on to trigger it. Thus any wood be theif that finds is still cant open the boot unless they have read this post and give it a try.
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Sounds like a great idea and I may install one in my TF however If the keys are in the boot you cant turn on the ignition so I was thinking of puting it in more discrete position and conecting it to the parkers or dash lights so all I need to do is have the lights on to trigger it. Thus any wood be theif that finds is still cant open the boot unless they have read this post and give it a try.
I installed mine to a permanent live, I've hidden the button tho
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