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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Relocating Trunk Release Button To... the Trunk

Hey guys! Ive been looking around the forum and decided to take on a project tomorrow night, id like to relocate the trunk release button to the trunk itself. I was thinking by the license plate light.

The only problem is, the trunk release button works if the car is locked. How could i go about making the button only work when the car is unlocked?
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Not to be one of those really unhelpful forum posters, but why would you want to relocate the button to inside your trunk?

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Reread his post it said relocate it to the trunk not inside but by the license plate light
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put a lockable cover on it?
or put it out of view for passerby's

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Lock box would be your best option, but that kind of defeats the purpose of having it outside the car.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 08:09 AM
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you could set up a relay that opens the trunk release wire circuit when the car is locked, and closes it when you unlock it.
no different than a starter kill relay
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Are you using the factory keyless, or an aftermarket alarm/remote starter/ keyless?

The aftermarket units usually have an armed output, that could easily be used to trigger a relay that would kill the button when locked

If you want to remove the lock cylinder and have access to the trunk, a remote trunk pop would be much easier though

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