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    Default Fitting tailgate dog guard

    Just received a tailgate dog guard from Barjo engineering made for the vectra estate. It essentially is held in place by brackets and screws into the rear side pillars and floor just an inch inside the closed boot. Wasn't thinking much about it re fitting - ie mark where the holes are gonna be and get out my electric screwdriver. I am cautioned though by reading the disclaimer suggesting a 'vehicle mechanic' should fit! Now I realise this is just covering their backsides but questions are -
    is their much in the way of damagable electrics I could literally 'screw up'? and if so is their a technique I should know re opening these bits up to peak inside first?

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    just to carefully lift the clips out..it also depends on how long the screws are you intend to use...beware that the vehicle body wiring runs across the car along the boot opening, so that would be the worst one.....

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    Thanks - I will check out the clips and have a look around - with particular care along the boot lip.
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    I fitted the guard this morning. Screwed into the side pillars after peaking beneath and going below the tape cables - drilled right into the metal to get a good grip with the screws. Put two fixing points into the spare wheel cover at the bottom. The four points are all fixed with wingnuts so can be easily removed. Not a cheap piece of kit (£175 from barjo) but does make life so much easier in summer with a big dog - padlock the grill and leave the boot open. Had one on my previous car and it was a well used piece of kit. The only worry I suppose is some well meaning or perhaps not so well meaning person closing the boot down for you - fried dog goes down well in Korea but my family (and I) would be a tad upset!


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