EcoSport’s Emergency Rear Door Opener

EcoSport’s rear door (boot door) does not have a manual override. If the door’s actuator fails, the rear door won’t open until repairs are made. In this video, I have demonstrated how I installed an emergency rear door open knob that you can simply pull to open the rear door.

The DIY manual override knob features the following:

1. When the vehicle is locked, the knob will be automatically disabled. If a child pulls this knob, it will not open the rear door for as long as the vehicle is locked.

2. When the engine is running and the knob is pulled, a notification ‘door open’ appears on the dashboard’s console. The rear door will open only when the vehicle is unlocked.

3. It integrates fully with the alarm system, i.e., if someone pulls this knob when the alarm is active, it will trip the alarm. But then again, with the vehicle locked, the alarm sounds off but the door will not open!

Emergency Rear Door Opener (2)

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Dashboard Switch for Opening the Rear Door

A dashboard switch for opening the rear door must be used with caution. Such a switch taps directly on to the wiring harness of the door-open button at the rear door. This modification is similar to the third button modification of the remote, which enables opening of the rear door, using the remote.

rear door open switch 1

To watch the video on how I installed a dashboard switch for opening the rear door, head directly to Rear Door Open Dashboard Switch.

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Repairing EcoSport’s Rear Door Actuator

This video demonstrates how to repair a damaged rear door lock actuator of an EcoSport,with a low-cost (250 pesos or 5 US dollars) generic actuator. In the video, I explained how to remove the stock actuator, mount the replacement generic actuator using cable ties, connect the wires for the power supply, and attach the lock-release cable to the arm of the actuator.

To watch the video on how to repair a faulty rear door actuator, head directly to Repairing EcoSport’s Rear Door Actuator.

Related link: Removing EcoSport’s Rear Door Panel

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Removing EcoSport’s Rear Door Panel

This video demonstrates how to remove EcoSport’s rear door panel in order to access the wiper mechanism, the windshield washer sprayer tube, the rear windshield heater, and the rear door lock actuator. In the video, I explained how to properly remove the retaining clips, and how to use a plastic prying tool in removing the panel.

EcoSport Rear Door Panel 2

To watch the video on how I removed the rear-door panel of an EcoSport using plastic prying tools, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s Rear Door Panel.

Related link: Repairing EcoSport’s Rear Door Lock Actuator

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Rear Door Seal Water Leak

Rain water may get inside an EcoSport (or any vehicle for that matter) if there is a leak in the rubber seals. I have experienced this first-hand when I discovered water in the tools compartment, after a heavy rain, on a 3-month old EcoSport.

To fix this problem, you need to clean the rubber seal and apply new sealant, such as grease. This video demonstrates how to remove, clean, and apply grease to the rear door rubber seal to prevent water from getting in.

To watch the video on how I repaired a leak in the rear door seal of my EcoSport, head directly to Rear Door Seal Water Leak.

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Rear Door (Boot Door) Lock

Unlike in the other doors of the EcoSport which can be opened manually by pulling the door handle, the rear door lacks this feature and can only be opened by pressing a switch. Integrated in the rear door is an electro-mechanical device that moves the unlock mechanism—this is called an actuator (you can learn more about the rear door actuator here).

As you close the door, it is pressed against a spring, and then it latches. When you press the unlock button, the door opens as soon as the actuator releases the latch. Because of this design, dirt and grime may cause the rear door’s unlock mechanism to malfunction.

Boot Door (Rear Door) 2

To watch the video, head directly to Rear Door (Boot Door) Lock.

Related links:
Repairing the Rear Door Actuator
Removing the Rear Door Panel
Opening the Rear Door (Boot Door) with the Remote.

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