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Retrofitting an electric sliding door / a sliding door?

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Vehicles with sliding doors are known and can be purchased in many designs. Especially vans like the Mercedes V-Class / Vito, the VW T5 / T6 & Co. are often directly equipped with sliding doors. But there are also cars like the Seat Alhambra, the Peugeot Rifter, the Ford Tourneo Connect or the Opel Combo Cargo and others, especially in the mid-range segment, that are equipped with sliding doors. The vehicles are interesting for families, among others. For vehicles with sliding doors, a distinction is made between versions with manual sliding doors and models with electric sliding doors. Electric sliding doors are also available for upgrade available in the stores. The topics of sliding and retrofitting sliding doors are discussed in more detail below.

Electric sliding door - what to look out for?

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If you want to retrofit an electric sliding door, you should ensure that it is suitable for the respective vehicle model. Electric sliding doors are commercially available for vehicles that already have sliding doors. For example, suitable electric sliding doors can be purchased for VW Caddy Maxi, VW Caddy, Ford Grand C-Max, Renault Kangoo, Opel Combo, Ford Tourneo Connect, Peugeot Rifter, Peugeot Partner, Citroën Berlingo and Mercedes Citan. The suitability for the respective vehicle model is specified in the product description. When buying, you should also pay attention to the intended use of the electric sliding door. If the door is to be installed, for example to be able to load a rigid wheelchair, then the electric sliding door must of course be suitable for this purpose.

electric sliding doors available for retrofitting

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Electric sliding doors are commercially available for retrofitting, which are suitable for loading rigid wheelchairs and offer an optimal door opening width. It should also be ensured that the doors are approved and recommended for retrofitting by the respective vehicle manufacturer. Such information is also given in the product description. When buying, you should pay attention to a quiet drive with fast movement. It is advisable to choose a model in which the central locking and the original door lock do not have to be changed. The electric sliding door should also be able to be operated manually. If the electronics fail, the door can still be opened manually from the inside and outside.

When buying, you should also pay attention to the effort required to close the door manually. The door should be able to be operated with little force, even with electrical support. Furthermore, the door and electrics should have a long service life. Another important point when retrofitting electric sliding doors is anti-trap protection. It is imperative that the doors protect against trapping fingers and other body parts. When buying, you should also pay attention to the performance of the built-in battery. Retrofitting the electric sliding door should not place extreme stress on the battery and should not require the installation of an additional battery. A simple networking with the vehicle electronics as well as a simple installation including protection should be given in any case.

Retrofitting a sliding door in conventional vehicles

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If a car does not have a sliding door installed ex works, it can often only be retrofitted with great effort. And the effort is usually not economical if the model is already available with a sliding door. Anyone who needs a vehicle with a sliding door, for example to load a wheelchair, is in the category handicapped accessible vehicles rather correct. Certain companies have specialized in the handicapped-accessible conversion of a vehicle and can advise on what exactly is possible with a vehicle model in terms of conversion work. Converting a vehicle without a sliding door to a variant with a sliding door often requires extreme bodywork, reinforcements are required, as well as the new door, the technology and, ultimately, one Test organizationwho accepts all of this and declares it permissible. A solid impossible endeavor!

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