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As I am planning to take a road trip in a few weeks (which will involve sleeping in the car for a few nights) I decided to go ahead and buy the official VW variable height boot floor for £167.17. The parts arrived on Tuesday, and while they offered to install it for an additional £180 I decided to forego that cost and install it myself. For reference, I am not what you would consider a "handy" man, so I generally prefer to pay a professional to do any car-related work. But it looked relatively easy to do, and £180 is a lot, so I did it myself this morning.

I was going to take pictures of the process, but to be honest, they are not needed. Installing the variable height boot floor is an incredibly easy and quick process. It only took me an hour to do it, so I cannot fathom why VW was going to charge three hours labour for what would likely take them 20 minutes or less...

In the ID.4 literally every bit of carpet you need to cut for this process has already been pre-perforated. Once you line the rails up you should easily see the "tabs" you need to cut out, which you can to with a hobby knife (or even clippers since they are pre-perforated). In total you need to cut out 10 bits of carpet (5 per side) - three holes for the screws, one thin section maybe 3" below the boot door, and then you need to trim the length of the carpet back to front a bit. And again, all ten sections are pre-perforated so it is almost impossible to screw this up. Once you cut the carpets, the rails are easy to mount using the provided screws, and that it is. You are done:

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With variable height boot floor on lower level:
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With variable boot floor removed:
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With stuff in:
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With a full single air mattress (I didn't even have to move the passenger seat forward from its normal position!):
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Looks great.

Im doing the same a few times a year where I need to crash in the back of the car whilst camping. (Im a scout leader and do DofE and I should really be in a tent but I cant bebother nowadays to pitch it just as a shelter for one night)

Leaving the bumpy floor tonight, but interested in the variable floor (and also I can hide a few bits under it too!

Can you confirm the part number and did you get it from a local dealership or was it that link from the german site someone posted?
 

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New ID4 Pro owner in the US here. Did you happen to actually take pictures of any part of the process? I'm trying to duplicate on mine after ordering parts from my dealer and I'm not finding the perforations. Quite possible that the US models are slightly different from the UK models. But I figure it's worth a shot!
 

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New ID4 Pro owner in the US here. Did you happen to actually take pictures of any part of the process? I'm trying to duplicate on mine after ordering parts from my dealer and I'm not finding the perforations. Quite possible that the US models are slightly different from the UK models. But I figure it's worth a shot!
I didn't, I'm sorry. I'll be honest, I planned to, but once I started I forgot to grab the camera, and the perforated sections were quite obvious on mine so I figured it wasn't worth the hassle of going back afterward!
 

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I didn't, I'm sorry. I'll be honest, I planned to, but once I started I forgot to grab the camera, and the perforated sections were quite obvious on mine so I figured it wasn't worth the hassle of going back afterward!
Dang! Oh well, I appreciate the post. I'm sure I'll be able to figure it out without causing too much damage, haha!
 

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I have finished the job, one hour it is more than enough, and that because I didn’t know where to cut in the insulation next to the trunk door.
There are 2 holes made, but only at the lower one the fabric is pre-cuted.
Some explanation for the above pictures:
1 the plastic from the left side, and the pins that have to enter into the holes made in metal, at the front of the trunk, next to the door.
2 the bottom part of the sound insulation that have to be cuted
3 the holes in the metal
4 all 3 nut welded on the body
5 cutted part from the second picture,
All the parts that have to be cuted, are pre-cuted from factory, except for the upper hole that I have talked before.
If I have to do it again, I will start cutting the insulation from picture 4 and 5, and after that you can arrange the plastic in order to see where do you have to cut as you see in picture 3
 

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I dont think that VW made different bodies, with or without the nuts, it is more expensive, when they are building on the lines.
Take a look at the picture no 4 and look at the trunk liner in sun light.
I did not see them on the light from a very powerfull flashlight, only on a bright day.
Or better lift the removable floor and look at the bottom part of the insulation if it is like picture no. 2, with marks for cutting.
 

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I dont think that VW made different bodies, with or without the nuts, it is more expensive, when they are building on the lines.
Take a look at the picture no 4 and look at the trunk liner in sun light.
I did not see them on the light from a very powerfull flashlight, only on a bright day.
Or better lift the removable floor and look at the bottom part of the insulation if it is like picture no. 2, with marks for cutting.
 

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I got it from my local dealership (Robinson Volkswagen in Peterborough) and I believe these are the part numbers:
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Hi,
I am deciding on what options to add to my build in the configurator. Is this listed as the ‘bootliner‘ in accessories. I saw another of your posts about extras you wish you had on the car and I agree with you about electric seats and tailgate opening. I was going to buy a VW used but none seem to have those options (Life 77kWh Pro performance). So prepared to wait however long.
 

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Hi,
I am deciding on what options to add to my build in the configurator. Is this listed as the ‘bootliner‘ in accessories. I saw another of your posts about extras you wish you had on the car and I agree with you about electric seats and tailgate opening. I was going to buy a VW used but none seem to have those options (Life 77kWh Pro performance). So prepared to wait however long.
I'm not sure exactly what it is listed as, as there were no options when I bought my ID.4. I don't think it would be listed as a boot liner though, as that is a different thing meant to contain mud and water I think?
 

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I'm not sure exactly what it is listed as, as there were no options when I bought my ID.4. I don't think it would be listed as a boot liner though, as that is a different thing meant to contain mud and water I think?
Thanks for replying, I think you are correct. I spoke with VW Vindis about it and was to,d it’s only for the ID4 family model the variable height floor.
 
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