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Enable Omega remote boot release

Discussion in 'Omega How to and FAQ's' started by Hillper, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Hillper

    Hillper Chews Werthers

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    The early facelift Omegas have a very annoying boot release 'feature'.

    The boot cannot be 'popped' from the centre console button, unless the engine is off and ignition key removed.

    Later facelifts had this feature removed.

    To remove it yourself, simply detach the driver kick panel by undoing two Torx screws. (The bottom one is hidden under the sill cover. Lever off the VX logo plate on the sill cover to reveal the 4 Torx screws under it which retain the sill cover).
    This reveals the 'Anti theft warning and central door locking control unit'
    It has two plugs on its lower edge. A big one and a smaller 12 pin one. (On right in picture).

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    On the smaller plug, locate the two red wires.

    Cut the thinner of the two red wires (Pin 3).

    This is the 12v supply from the ignition switch 'W' contact when the key is in the lock. Without this supply, the remote boot release is always enabled.

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    Tape the bare cut end from the loom. (Shrink tube is better).

    The finished result. An action shot of the boot 'popping'. ;)

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    Edit. I must add a disclaimer here! There will be no delay on the button activating the lid, so it's possible to accidentally pop it. Especially important for estate owners.
     
  2. marktcom

    marktcom VxON Student Bum

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    Brilliant nice and simple, just what I like!

    I will be doing this to both mine & my dads! :D

    Thanks Tim

    Edit. Does the battery need to be disconnected?
     
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    marktcom VxON Student Bum

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    I have just done this to my car :D

    Works a treat!! :nana2:
     
  4. Ghosts_in_my_machine

    Ghosts_in_my_machine New Member

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    Just a thought, if you were to put a Normally Closed push switch in the circuit with the thin red wire (on pin 3) and placed this either on the plastic cover for the lock unit, under the dash, or even used a VX switch in a blank position (TC button etc.) on the centre console, you'd have a two button system for popping the boot and therefore much less chance of accidentally opening it.
     
  5. Hillper

    Hillper Chews Werthers

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    Remote boot popping is disabled with all doors centrally locked.
     
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    Hi,I'm new here....just a question on the boot release,mine doesn't work at all,held it in etc,checked the fuse,but still no joy,any help please (y)
     
  7. hroxcom

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    hum... i have a 1994 ellite and i have not seen this option or is my car to old. any help would be greatfull.

    Kind regards
    Jamie
     
  8. scottie7275

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    Hi

    I have a 98 MV6 and I can't find a button for the boot release in the car?

    Is mine too late for this feature?

    Scott
     
  9. Flying Scotsman

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    I have problem on 53 plate Elite - allways worked with doors open/closed and ignition on or off now doesn't work at all with either key-fob or central console button. now have a wire attached to the manual release handle in the boot! Is the problem the central door locking control unit? all other doors lock/unlock OK
     
  10. grainqey

    grainqey VXON-member 636

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    hi there, can you get the boot release button for the pre-face lift omega (1995 shape)
    wouldnt mind retro fitting as its VERY annoying havin to turn engine off and wander round to the back of the car to get someones stuff out of the boot.
    thanks for any replies.
    alex
     

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