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BMW 2002 Automatic Trunk Opener Kits are now available

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Price: $70
Location: Colorado, USA


All of the pre-reserved kits have been shipped, so I’m opening this to any others who are interested.  For orders paid in the month of November only, the price is $ 70.00 including Priority Mail shipping to the USA.  Description and photos below, feel free to ask questions here or by PM.  If you want to order one, please PM for payment details.  I will ship paid orders on the next business day.


BMW 2002 Automatic Trunk Opener


A kit designed specifically for your vintage BMW 2002 or 1600-2


Your BMW 2002 or 1600-2 came from the factory with two different keys- one for the trunk lid and one for everything else. So, many of us just leave the trunk unlocked. Not the best idea if you ever plan on carrying valuables like that original 2002 tool kit in the trunk!  Here's a solution to that problem. Install this kit and you can electrically open the trunk, either with a push button switch or an aftermarket remote control.

 NO modification to your car to install the kit - it's completely reversible

  • Compatible with Roundie or Square Tail Light Cars, all years

  • Compatible with all '02 models 1600-2 thru Turbo, except for Touring (hatchback) models

  • Easy installation with simple tools that you probably already have

  • Easily removable in case you want to revert to a stock car

  • Uses a BMW OEM trunk actuator unit

  • Emergency Escape pull tab- never get locked in your own trunk!
  • Powder Coated Frame to match floor board color

  • LED SMD Trunk Light and Trunk-Open sensor switch

  • Mounting hole for relay + miniature toggle switch (relay and switch not included)

LED Trunk Light: Hidden inside the unit, the bright white LED Trunk Light is powered from your car's 12 VDC power if you get this option. It uses surface-mount LED's and draws about 0.2 amps.

Trunk-Open Sensor Switch: This switch can trigger your aftermarket alarm system if the trunk is forced open, or it can be used to turn on the LED Trunk Light whenever the trunk is open. This switch is included with the kit but use is optional

Relay and Function Switch Mounting holes: Version 2 is designed with mounting holes for a DIN relay with tab, and a miniature toggle switch. You could, for example, manually turn on the LED light or control the opener with a relay. The relay and switch are not included.

The kit includes all of the parts to install and wire pigtails to connect to your electrical system. The instructions included with the kit explain you how to actuate the opener and turn on the light, along with detailed mechanical installation instructions. It's up to the buyer to decide how to attach it to your car's electrical system. This kit does not affect the adjustment of your trunk latch. If it's working properly before you install the opener, it will work properly after you install the opener.

Emergency Escape Tab: Also included is a glow-in-the-dark emergency escape tab, which you can optionally install by drilling one tiny hole in your trunk latch. Don't worry about being locked in the trunk of your 2002. This is required feature in all new USA cars now, why not in your 2002 ?



Detailed installation instructions are included with your kit, but here are the basics: You can install the mechanical parts in about 10 minutes, not including the cleaning of your original latch. You add the kit to your existing latch mechanism without affecting it's normal operation. You will need a 10mm wrench or socket, a T-15 Torx driver, and needle nose pliers to install the basic mechanism. You will also need a power drill with small drill bit to install the emergency escape handle if you choose to do so. Wiring the unit to your car will require the usual electrical tools. It is strongly recommended that you clean, inspect, and lubricate your car's latch mechanism to ensure it has a smooth working action. If your latch mechanism is in bad shape with rust or other damage, you might need to get a new one. Once you do the mechanical installation of this kit, it remains to make electrical connections through a switch or other source of your car's power. The electrical parts are not included with the kit. Until you get around to the electrical connections, your trunk will operate as normal- there is no need to complete the electrical wiring until you have time later...

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