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Hello folks. I have a Tarraco Xcellance 2.0tdi 190bhp Auto 4Drive 7 Seater, the launch model with all the toys. I can open by boot lid using my key fob, leg wiggle under the bumper, button on the boot lid at the number plate or using the bottom on the driver's door. However, the only way it will currently close is either manually closing the lid, pressing the bottom in the boot lid itself or the leg wiggle under the bumper. It seems crazy to me that neither the driver's door button nor the key fob button work to close the boot (wheelchair user so this is an issue if I have to get out of the car each time I want the boot closed and leg wiggles are not an option!). Anybody seen this issue or know a workaround (Seat Ireland are not rapid in their responses)? Thank you.
 

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Correct, there is an appendix in the manual stating that the boot can be opened, by pulling the button in the drivers door, keyfob, button on lid or virtual pedal.
It can only be closed by wiggles, button on hatch door. This is a safety feature if passengers are located in seats 6 and 7. SEAT UK have confirmed this , I have written to them

I've looked at CArista and there is no option to enable this either so it's probably a relay/wiring issues.
ODBElven might be able to with log coding but I haven;t looked into this yet.

So in conclusion, this is like this on purpose and by design.
 

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Apparently, according to Seat Ireland, if you have the seven seat Tarraco, the electronic closing of the boot lid via button in driver's door or car key is disabled. Still awaiting the reasoning for this (logical as opposed to health and safety) and whether said buttons can be enabled, as on the five seater.
 

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It's disabled for safety reasons, the details are in the manual added as a single (separate) page appendix.

What the reasoning is won't make a difference to it not working.
 

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Wheeliethecapper said:
What safety reasons could there be. No issues with honda who have full functionality enabled as there is a sensor to prevent accidents when closing (and indeed opening)?
I don't know, I am wondering the same, maybe they think we're all stupid
 

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I'm finding this really annoying!
On my previous car (also a 7 seater) I could shut the boot from the drivers seat or the key fob.

I often car share for the commute to work, and when it's my turn to drive, the 2 guys I share with have got used to me opening and closing the boot for them to get their stuff.
Now they grab their stuff, walk off and I have to get out to close the boot. grrr.
They will learn to close it, but I can't understand why this is disabled. At least at some point in time Seat intended for it to be closable via the driver switch or fob, as it's written about in the manual.
 

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Seven seat model does not permit the boot lid to be closed using driver's door button or fob. My dealer allegedly has the service department looking for a workaround but I think that might be tell the fool anything to keep me at bay. Suspect it will be solved by using an odb11 software fix, which may be an on/off option on the VW Tiguan AllSpace.
 

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Wheeliethecapper said:
Seven seat model does not permit the boot lid to be closed using driver's door button or fob. My dealer allegedly has the service department looking for a workaround but I think that might be tell the fool anything to keep me at bay. Suspect it will be solved by using an odb11 software fix, which may be an on/off option on the VW Tiguan AllSpace.
Thanks,I was aware it won't close on fob but mine just unlocks on the fob and needs manual opening if unlocked with the fob.
 

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It's funny that you can't close it because of safety issues because a couple of times whilst I have been loading stuff and shifting things about in the boot it has tried to close on me. I'm not sure if it is just set to close after a certain amount of time or if I had been standing with my foot directly under the virtual pedal but my car tried to eat me.
 

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Seat are apparently researching (asking the factory) whether this can be enabled on the existing seven seat car but are not anticipating a quick response. I suspect it will be a software tweak by a knowledgeable amateur (not me) or a genius in a dealer's service department before any joy is obtained from Seat themselves!
 

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This comes up alot on a disabled forum, 2 quick solves to this, if your in a wheel chair , use a small stick to press the button, or some specialist adaptions companys have found a work around and they 're wire some bits and it closes via a button, think it costs a few hundred pounds to change it around but just a thought,
 

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On another car forum Ive read of someone wiring a bluetooth switch across the boot switch (the one you can only access with the boot open). Then via a seperate bluetooth controller you can close the boot, as the car thinks the boot switch has beed pressed.
The problem is taking all the trim off the boot to wire into it.
 

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Hello Guys.
I bought a car last week in Stockholm, Sweden and have the same question/issue. Did anyone come up with any solution for the last 12 month, or you just learn to live with it?
Thank you.
 

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I can open and close tailgate by using the button in the door. For opening do a short pull and for closing do a longer pull and hold button until tailgate is closed. Works fine for me.

2020 Tarraco 190hp TDI Xcellence 5 seater
Swedish market
 

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Hi Plaggis, it is possible to close the tailgate with the button in the door & keyfob in the 5 seater. This option is disabled in the 7 seater for safety reasons.
 
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