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Let me first say I like my gadgets, some people get a car full stop, a few might just make it there own, I guess it's from my teens when customising your wheels with velour and tassels was what we did.

Well I couldn't resist it, after a lot of research it was down to two company's. Then many more emails. I purchased this last week

http://www.che1.com/product/tl105-electric-tailgate-lift-assist-system/

Shipping was 5 days through DHL and as I said elsewhere, had to pay duty/vat, first time in a long time so can't complain.

Questions to Che1 were answered by return, pre purchase, I even got the installation instructions, the original although the installation has changed now.

The package was well packed with a box in a shipping box, in the box were lots of bags of cables and a few parts

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Removed all the parts to do a dry run and get familiar with everything, what was disappointing was the lack of instructions, I printed what I had out which steered me in the right direction.
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The heart of the system is the silver ecu which mounts in the tailgate and two tailgate struts marked L & R.

Several wiring looms all in bags look a bit daunting at first, closer inspection showed they were all well made with colour coded connectors.

I didn't need the instructions the dry run showed how everything plugged into its corresponding colour plug or socket, very well thought out.


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I'm keen to know how this integrates with the boot lock... Thanks for sharing, already an amazing thread!

May be worth reserving the next few replies so your results aren't buried in the thread replies?

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First job was to strip the tailgate trims off, N/S sill plates and N/S kick panel.

One long loom needs to be routed through the N/S gaiters at the tailgate round to the kick plate under the glove box, this provides the main power CAN pickup and dash switch.
Power pickup is by a big clamp the pieces the power feed behind the N/S kick panel.
As I already have a power take off from this point I opted to solder.
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This is the pink connector with yellow wire.
Also here is the can pickup, conveniently provided is a jumper cable which is a case of plugging in this multi way plug
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The CAN bus reader plugs in this and is positioned behind the dash, before I installed it:
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And the dash switch to be mounted at the drivers side, the kit needs an extension for this as it is only long enough to fit on the left side.

At the tailgate end the power supply connects to the coloured socket.

The other long cable routes from the ecu to the lock motor that mounts in the boot, I deviated from the instructions and ran this cable through the O/S rubber gater, the other side is slightly full.
The tailgate lock keep is replaced by a self sealing motor device which mounts behind The polystyrene filler in the boot, with a bike brake cable type affair to work the lock keep.
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There is a loom to connect to the lock and the push button set, jumper style, so it's a case of unplugging the plugging the jumper take off cable then plug into the coloured socket on the ecu,

Included is a tailgate push switch, illuminated! And a warning bleeper again a small loom with coloured connector into the ecu.

Next not for the faint hearted to follow shortly....


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Before I go on, the OE push button and the OE latch all connect via jumper cables, with take offs that plugs into the ecu.
It's just a case of finding the connector which is easy pulling apart, reconnecting with the plug in jumper
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The cables are routed around the tailgate under the trims not inside
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Provided in the kit are new mounting posts/brackets
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Having removed the OE gas strut, propping the tailgate up, the OE ball is removed and the plate bolted on
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This allows the extra hole to be marked and drilled to accept the rivnut
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The bracket mounted and new strut installed
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Next remove and replace the top ball joint, mark to drill the cable hole. I should mention that all the drill bits/ hole cutters are included. The only specialist tool needed is a rivnut/plusnut gun or tool.
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Install the strut onto the ball end, pass cable through insert grommet
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The cables go to the ecu and again are colour coded and only fit in one hole as do the rest of the connectors just in case you're colour blind


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To be fair while the kit is very well put together, I would only recommend it if you are competent.
Or get someone else to do it!
There are a few holes to drill, and it's still backward convertible should the need to remove it arise.
I've not quite finished, I have the switches to mount and cabling to tidy, but it is working, and I have a little mod to do on this mod!
Video a a few pictures to follow.



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Removed all the parts to do a dry run and get familiar with everything, what was disappointing was the lack of instructions, I printed what I had out which steered me in the right direction.
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The heart of the system is the silver ecu which mounts in the tailgate and two tailgate struts marked L & R.

Several wiring looms all in bags look a bit daunting at first, closer inspection showed they were all well made with colour coded connectors.

I didn't need the instructions the dry run showed how everything plugged into its corresponding colour plug or socket, very well thought out.


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You've scared me off already! Way too much for me to undertake. You'd think the price of some of these Kadjars all of Darren's mods would be standard!
Perhaps you should work for Renault and let them know what their customers really want!
Well done can't wait to see the video!


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Good write up Daren.. quite a bit involved by the looks of it which will probably put most of us off lol.
Have you moved your reverse camera to inside?
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Yep it looks a bit daunting, but it is well thought out and as easy as you can get.
I read the fitting instructions, mainly pictures of when it was developed, the day before, I think the dry run on the floor was better, worked out what was going where. Then fitted it without referring to them.
And I recon if you're not used to stripping new vehicles and taking a drill to them it can be daunting.

Because I didn't have the correct instructions, on first power up nothing happened, the bleeper just bleeped.

Tried all the switches which seamed to work, but wouldn't go up and down.
So emailed the company, then phoned on whats app, spoke to the tech guy whom spoke English, but our conversation got lost in translation. I was contemplating putting the gas struts back on as time was against me.

It was then I realised I could push the tailgate shut...the bleeping stopped...I got two short bleeps,
So I pushed the button and behold it opened half way...I pushed it fully open...then got two more bleeps.
I realised then, this is how simple it is to setup, just a case of adjusting the new suction catch then closing manually, two bleeps, set up!



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Good write up Daren.. quite a bit involved by the looks of it which will probably put most of us off lol.
Have you moved your reverse camera to inside?
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The camera is part of my dash cam system, at the front and rear connected to a 4 channel recorder, SD card, gps locator, shock and speed indication.

My reverse camera is intermittent at the moment, I was able to half test
It while I had panels off and decided the camera is faulty.

What I did intend to do is use this camera for dash cam and reverse, just looking for a replacement, a better quality item I think



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YES!!!
Follow, Follow, Follow!!!
...and if I feed and water you for a day can you come to Glasgow and fit all these gadgets for me.

Well done in advance Daren!!


My job takes me far and wide, if anyone wants help doing 'stuff', if I'm in your area I'll help/do.


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The the rear button is illuminated red so it's quite visible in the dark. The front button is illuminated white, another well thought out feature, it is off while driving, when the engine stops the button illuminates then goes off when the door is opened, I've tried recording it





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As the kit didn't come with a boot open feature, it may well do in the future, I've added my own so here's a full test of all the buttons




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Nice one ! .. love the added feature with the foot opener.Is it a PIR sensor that triggers it to open?


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Nice one ! .. love the added feature with the foot opener.Is it a PIR sensor that triggers it to open?


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No it's just a long lever micro switch, ultrasonic would be good eventually, but it's what I had at hand industrial and water proof with a small wheel on it similar to this
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No it's just a long lever micro switch, ultrasonic would be good eventually, but it's what I had at hand industrial and water proof with a small wheel on it similar to this
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Right, got it. Works a treat if you have your hands full


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What happens when you push the OEM rectangle button in the trunk?
a ) when the trunk is open?
b ) when the trunk is closed? 

What happes when you push the OEM round button in the trunk?
a ) when the trunk is open?
b ) when the trunk is closed?

And will the doors be locked when you close the trunk by "close trunk" button? Or do you have to wait the trunk to be closed and then lock the car?

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4 hours ago, ballantine said:

What happens when you push the OEM rectangle button in the trunk?  

a ) when the trunk is open?
b ) when the trunk is closed?

What happes when you push the OEM round button in the trunk?
a ) when the trunk is open?
b ) when the trunk is closed?

And will the doors be locked when you close the trunk by "close trunk" button? Or do you have to wait the trunk to be closed and then lock the car?

What happens when you push the OEM rectangle button in the trunk?   
a ) when the trunk is open?  Tailgate close
b ) when the trunk is closed? Tailgate open

What happes when you push the OEM round button in the trunk?
a ) when the trunk is open?  Doors try to lock but wont lock because the tailgate is open just like it does OE
b ) when the trunk is closed? Doors lock as OE

And will the doors be locked when you close the trunk by "close trunk" button? Or do you have to wait the trunk to be closed and then lock the car? No as OE the doors have to be closed for the vehicle to lock, if you had walk away locking it would lock automatically

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