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    1. Member Insan3Vr6's Avatar
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      07-27-2012 12:47 PM #1
      I recently acquired my euro hatch, and I was wondering how everyone got the button in the center console to open it up? Did you have to retro-fit the electric arm into the hatch?

      My lock tumblers are no good in my NA hatch so the only way I can open this hatch is going through the car and manually using it.

      I also noticed that the euro hatch has a vac line that the NA hatch didn't have. Just wondering what others have done, because I want the center console button to work, I don't care about the key.


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      07-27-2012 01:42 PM #2
      I just shaved my euro hatch and I made a bracket for the popper mechanism. My car being a 94 (Can) it has the button in the glove box and I wanted to keep that function. This bracket bolts up to the same location as the wiper assembly. To that bracket I have the popper mechanism bolted and rod going to the lock. I'll snap couple pics tonight and post them up for you to see. Hatch is in paint but you'll see the bracket and get an idea.

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      07-27-2012 02:19 PM #3
      I would appreciate that. Did euro cars not have this functionally?

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      07-27-2012 03:20 PM #4
      Sure did, but I have a NA hatch from a 95 GTi and it doesnt have that function.

    5. 07-27-2012 04:44 PM #5
      Nice hatch! I was wondering this myself as I too will be joining the euro hatch club

      Looks like the fit is money. Any issues in the swap? And where did you get it from?
      I await the day I have an R in my garage!

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      07-27-2012 05:51 PM #6
      No issues at all, plug and play. I got it from Jamie @ orchid euro. Just trying to figure out how to get my switch to work so I can open it.

      Doesn't look like this hatch has anywhere to mount the electric mechanism from the NA hatch...

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      07-27-2012 06:36 PM #7
      wished we got the switch to pop it open

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      07-27-2012 10:02 PM #8
      Bump ... Trying to get mine to work also.

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      07-27-2012 10:21 PM #9
      ok so here is the bracket I made.
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      Sorry I dont have a pic bolted up but the hatch is getting painted. Basiclly is bolts up in the same spot as the wiper motor. You can see in the pics what the idea is. Any questions shoot them my way.

      PS I can make couple brackets if there is interest.

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      07-27-2012 11:30 PM #10
      Now that looks clutch. I'd be interested in a bracket it if the price is right

      But now I'm curious as to how they are 'supposed' to mount? Did the euro hatches have a different electric opening mechanism?

      I shot a few messages to Jamie to see if some light can be shed, but he has been busy lately with other stuff so it's hard to get in contact with him.

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      07-28-2012 10:08 AM #11
      I'm in for a bracket if you decide to make them
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      07-28-2012 10:20 AM #12
      i will definitely buy one if they're made.
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      07-28-2012 10:52 AM #13
      Lets say 20$ plus shipping. I have some 1/8" AL left so all I have to do is jump on to the CNC and make them. If you guys can wait, I'll have the hatch back next weekend so you guy can see exactly how it is bolted to the hatch...


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      07-28-2012 11:40 AM #14
      I'm in for that

      Get to it! Lol @ nobody having a working euro hatch.

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      07-31-2012 10:15 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      I'm in for that

      Get to it! Lol @ nobody having a working euro hatch.
      I had my NA lock tumbler in my euro hatch, worked just fine.
      It locked and pushed to open.

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      07-31-2012 10:49 AM #16
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      my **** don't work either.

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      07-31-2012 11:04 AM #17
      nice and useful thread!

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      07-31-2012 12:47 PM #18
      Yeah but my lock tumbler doesn't work from the NA hatch. I depended entirely on the button, and since I plan on shaving the lock, I would rather have it open that way anyway.

    19. 07-31-2012 02:39 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by carpathianwolf View Post
      Lets say 20$ plus shipping. I have some 1/8" AL left so all I have to do is jump on to the CNC and make them. If you guys can wait, I'll have the hatch back next weekend so you guy can see exactly how it is bolted to the hatch...


      If you make a bunch at that price, they will sell.

      There are ALOT of Euro hatches out there with non functioning hatch poppers.

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      07-31-2012 03:18 PM #20
      ill take one for my future euro hatch at that price!

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      07-31-2012 03:48 PM #21
      ok well next week you guys will see the bracket bolted up on my euro hatch and exactly what is needed to make it work. Thanks for the interest in this.

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      07-31-2012 04:01 PM #22
      in for pics and info on this.
      and yes, definitely want a bracket too.

    23. 07-31-2012 04:20 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Insan3Vr6 View Post
      I recently acquired my euro hatch, and I was wondering how everyone got the button in the center console to open it up? Did you have to retro-fit the electric arm into the hatch?

      My lock tumblers are no good in my NA hatch so the only way I can open this hatch is going through the car and manually using it.

      I also noticed that the euro hatch has a vac line that the NA hatch didn't have. Just wondering what others have done, because I want the center console button to work, I don't care about the key.

      I think we (Europeans) got neumatic (air pressured) locks if that helps.

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      07-31-2012 04:58 PM #24
      I would take a couple of those as well. When do they go into production?
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      07-31-2012 11:16 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Whimsa View Post
      I think we (Europeans) got neumatic (air pressured) locks if that helps.
      See, this is what I thought because I have a vac line present on what looks like a little pump, but I think that is activated with the key, not a button. Could be mistaken.

      But yeah, totally down for a bracket. Start cranking em out! Love how many people have euro hatches that don't work.

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