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How do I put the trunk/boot carpet back in?

So................ I removed my trunk carpet in .3 seconds over the weekend due to an impending electrical fire while I was removing the previous owner's rear backup camera that had not not one, not two, but three separate (and redundant) connections to power, with a 20 amp fuse instead of the suggested 1 amp. Fortunately, I got the power disconnected fast, and now have added a battery cutoff for the next unexpected event.

Anyway, now I can't figure out how the rear piece goes in place. Tabs up? Tabs down?

If someone could lift out the bottom carpet and take a photo of the rear carpet in situ it would be a big help.

(I suppose it's possible the 2011 is different than earlier cars?)

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Maybe this helps:

https://www.lotusgarage.com/index.ph...duct_list&c=77

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Thanks, I saw that in the parts manual pdf, but my carpet looks nothing like that.....
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Paul --

I have an 05 Elise, so may be wrong about this as the piece was not present in the '05 models . . .

I think the carpet piece that you are interested in is attached to the rear of the clear clamshell via hook/loop strips glued to the clamshell, and is intended to cover the tail lights and their wiring. I am not sure which way the piece is oriented, but perhaps the attached illustration will be of some help.

I do not know with which VIN the part was introduced, but from what I can find, the piece is not listed in either the Elise & Exige Service Parts List - August 2005 or in the Elise & Exige Service Parts List - July 2006. It is listed (but not illustrated) in the Elise & Exige Service Parts List - June 2010. It is listed and illustrated in the Elise & Exige Service Parts List - May 2013.

I hope this helps.

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Thanks- I figured it out.

It is a loose piece (no velcro or snaps) that wraps around the rear interior (tabs down), and is kind-of held in place by the bottom mat.
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