Calling all M45 and Q45 OWNERS - INSIDE>>> Trunk Modification...

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Calling all Q45 and M45 OWNERS - INSIDE>>> Trunk Modification...

Postby Jason B » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

A typical new Q45/M45 owner goes shopping (grocery store, Lowes, Home Depot) and comes out of the store with bags in each hand. You hit the trunk button on your remote, BUT, the trunk doesn't pop open. You have to set your stuff down on the ground and lift it up.

Wouldn't it be great if when you hit the trunk button on your remote - the trunk opened up by itself without you lifting a finger?

Once you have this feature on a car and your next car doesn't, you will be screaming for it.

I have put together a package to do this that is relatively cheap, considering the time and parts to make this become a reality. This kit takes out all the guess work and R&D if you tried to do it yourself.

*The cost of the power trunk opener that comes standard on the 2003-04 Q45 would cost around $1,800 to retro-fit on a 2002 model. Motor, control unit, and new wiring harness would be needed. This option is much better!

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http://www.burtmanindustries.c...k.mpg

EDIT, this now works with all year M45's as well.


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Postby AZhitman » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Any possibility of it being adapted to the 94-96?

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Postby Jason B » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

I'm not sure. I only fitted it to 2002 Q45's. Does yours have stock trunk shocks in it now? You would need to see if they are the same part# as the 2002's or if the length is the same.

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Postby AZhitman » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

No shocks - tension rods....

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Postby Jason B » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

If they don't look like these kind, then it won't work:


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Postby AZhitman » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Pooey.

I think it might be time to convert over to some struts. Doesn't look difficult at all.

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Postby szh » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Hi, Jason.

Will it work on a 2003 M45 by any chance? I love the way the trunk closes with a fingertip, but the lack of a full open is a problem sometimes!

Z

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Postby Jason B » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

I'm still trying to confirm if this will work on the M45. I have a guy that owns both q new Q45 and M45 how has the kit. He's going to try it on his M and see if it fits...

Anymore 02+ Q owners on here?

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Postby SFBayQ45 » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Jason B wrote:Anymore 02+ Q owners on here?


Ask this question a decade from now and you'll get overwhelming responses (will NICO still be around?). Unfortunately, most G50 owners here have exhausted all their resources on repairing their beloved 1st Gen, much less think about owning a current generation Q. LOL.

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Postby maxnix » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

There will be more F50 owners if you are around as a resource, Jason.

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Postby Jesda » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

I must say, this is pretty darn cool. My friend's 1999 C280 has it, and Im jealous.

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Postby AZhitman » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

SFBayQ45 wrote:Ask this question a decade from now and you'll get overwhelming responses (will NICO still be around?).


Not only will we be around, but I intend for us to be a household word, with a cable TV show, a monthly magazine, collecting a fat subsidy from NNA and breaking the latest news from corporate.

Get on the bus or get the hell out of the way. :)

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Postby 1992Q45A » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

All the SR* owners will be aging by then and moving up to Infinitis :)

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Postby SFBayQ45 » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Impressively aggressive goals Hitman! You've built the foundation, so there's no doubt other business extensions will follow your lead to success.

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Postby Jason B » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

szhosain wrote:Hi, Jason.

Will it work on a 2003 M45 by any chance? Z


YES.

Thanks to Mike, (AustinZ), the Q45 trunk opening upgrade WILL WORK on the M45!

He installed this weekend and everything seems to be identical in the trunk.

The website is updated for the M45 kit.

www.burtmanindustries.com

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Postby szh » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Jason, thanks for the info, but, unfortunately, I have decided that I will not do this mod on my M45.

I have this bad habit of keeping my car keys in my pocket at work. Occasionally the keys get pressed unintentionally when my car is parked near my office desk and I sit down. In my old Q, the rear trunk release required a hold-down for a few seconds, so it never triggered accidentally, but I did have the occasional "panic button" presses! :)

On the M45, there is no delay on the trunk release button ... a few weeks ago, a colleague went out and was looking at my car and noted that the rear trunk was open (the usual slight lift) and pushed it closed. Clearly, when sitting down, I had inadvertently pressed the release! :eek: If I had had the "open all the way" product you are talking about here, the trunk would have been open wide for quite a while. I guess I do not want that possibility to occur in the future.

I had once tried to get into the habit of taking my keys out of my pocket and putting them in my desk when I get to work, but after forgetting to take them with me downstairs (more often than I would like) and having to walk back upstairs for them, I kinda gave up that idea.

Sigh ...

Z

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Postby maxnix » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

[Q45tech voice]Must have a pocket dedicated to M45 keys only![/Q45techvoice]

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Postby szh » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

maxnix wrote:[Q45tech voice]Must have a pocket dedicated to M45 keys only![/Q45techvoice]


ROFL! :D

Z

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Postby Jesda » Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:52 am

Holy CRAP! Brian told a joke!

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Postby Jason B » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:41 pm

I just added a video of the M45 trunk mod in action.

Look for video at bottom.

http://www.burtmanindustries.c...k_kit

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Postby Jesda » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:57 pm

VERY slick!!!

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Re: Calling all Q45 and M45 OWNERS - INSIDE>>> Tru ... (Jason B)

Postby PoorManQ45 » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:22 pm

Ok, I like the idea of the automatic opening trunk, but come on. You can't even set down your groceries to open the trunk? Oh no!!! I have to pull the door handle to get the door to open!!! Hehehe. I'm just messin with ya man. Cool stuff.

Ok, now for anybody who wants to build their own automatic opener:

Go to electronics stores:Buy Solenoid with 25~75Lbs opening pressure:Buy electric switch:Buy radio receiver with electric micro switch, make sure you know the frequency and series upon which it operates:Buy programmable remote controller:

I don't feel like explaining how to hook it up, but you get the point, right?


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Re: Calling all Q45 and M45 OWNERS - INSIDE>>> Tru ... (Jason B)

Postby gniknave » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:25 pm

............nevermind, didn't read the entire post

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Postby Jason B » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:19 pm

The best thing is, everything works with your stock remote.

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Postby szh » Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:27 am

PoorManQ45 wrote:Ok, now for anybody who wants to build their own automatic opener:

Go to electronics stores:Buy Solenoid with 25~75Lbs opening pressure:Buy electric switch:Buy radio receiver with electric micro switch, make sure you know the frequency and series upon which it operates:Buy programmable remote controller:

I don't feel like explaining how to hook it up, but you get the point, right?
PMQ, your "do it yourself" extremism kick sometimes borders on complete idiocy and lunacy!

Why would I want another receiver in the car and another remote controller in my pocket when Jason's solution works with my existing car remote keyfob and existing receiver in the car?

Z

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Postby Jesda » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:57 am

I wonder how hard it would be to implement hydraulic pistons in place of tension rods on the G50. Would be nice to have the trunk open all the way up for me so I could just toss my backpack in as I approached the car. Plus, it would look neat.

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Postby Jason B » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:58 am

The G50 uses rods, not shocks?

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Postby Jesda » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:02 am

Right, it uses tension rods. So hydraulic shocks would have to be installed somehow...

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Postby PoorManQ45 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:48 pm

szhosain wrote:PMQ, your "do it yourself" extremism kick sometimes borders on complete idiocy and lunacy!

Why would I want another receiver in the car and another remote controller in my pocket when Jason's solution works with my existing car remote keyfob and existing receiver in the car?

Z
Well, I really wouldn't mind having "another" remote in my pocket. But that is probably because I don't even have a single remote control. All I carry around is the Valet key, if I can't find that one, I carry the Master key. No key chains. I don't like things dangling from the ignitions when I am driving. It just feels weird.

But anyway, I like to do stuff myself. It is just the way I am. I mean, you can tell me how something works, and why it works, but I get a much better understanding of somethings when I just do it myself. I mean, you can talk about building/rebuilding engines all you want, but until you actually do it, you don't really know how it works. Does that make any sence?

Anyway, how much does this automatic trunk opener cost?

Edit: I forgot, on that list of things to buy, you have to get a mechanism to actually release the latch before the solenoid extends.

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Postby elwesso » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:49 pm

I cant wait to see if he builds his own house...


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