DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU MIGHT DO TO YOUR CAR, SELF, OR ANYONE ELSE. FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU MUST HAVE SOME BASIC ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE TO DO THIS, IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, DON'T TRY DOING THIS.
I read off Stangnet where member BLK05GT found the wire for the trunk release circuit. He said it was the pink wire for the orange stripe. Just to double check I looked in the trunk lid and sure enough there was a pink wire with the orange stripe.
Find a panel mount momentary push button (McMaster Carr P/N 6915K22), and get some wire and solder the leads. I used some 24 AWG multiconductor wire I had.
Next pull off the kick panel on the passenger side, just lift up on the molding and it lets go.
See that big bundle of wires wrapped in black tape running to the back of the car? Pull the tape off of it and you'll find the pink wire with the orange stripe. I believe there was another pink wire with an orange stripe but it was a skinny wire, use the fat wire. There's a lot of wires in that bundle.
Instead of soldering the connection I used is a 3M T-Tap Quick Disconnect Terminal (18-14 AWG, color: blue, McMaster Carr Part number 69515K24). You just slightly strip the insulation away and attach the connector.
Next drill your hole. Squeeze the sides of the glove box and it flips down. My button was 1/2" so I used a uni-bit that went up to 1/2"
Run your wires through the hole and down to your fuse box area.
Attach the nut on the back of the button to attach it firmly.
Use an insulated spade connector to attach to your pink wire you added the connector to earlier.
Buy a mini fuse add-a-line at the car parts store. You can see in the picture which fuse I pluged into. I used a 3 amp fuse for the button. Crimp the add-a-line to the other wire for your button and plug it into the fuse box. I already had a slot cut, but you will need to dremel a slot for your wire to stick out of the fuse box cover.
Then reconnect the negative lead to your car battery. Press your button, it should work!
Then put your molding back together and you have a nice trunk release button.
The cool thing is it doesn't look like a trunk button, just a rubber bumper!!!!
Have fun and keep on mod'ng!!
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Page 2 My Old car
Page 3 My friends rides
Page 4 future plans
Page 5 How to make a GT grill for your V-6
Page 6 How to wire a trunk release button
Page 7 Razzi Louvers installation
Page 8 Push Button Start
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