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Old 11-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Factory trunk release button

I want to be able to disconnect it. I hate that it's always on. I'm sure there's a wire that I could cut under the center console that will disable it, I was hoping someone could help me out
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why would you..?
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I want to be able to disconnect it. I hate that it's always on. I'm sure there's a wire that I could cut under the center console that will disable it, I was hoping someone could help me out
There is a connector under it that you can disconnect but it disconnects the flasher and TCS as well. Or you could find out which one goes to the trunk and cut it
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There is a connector under it that you can disconnect but it disconnects the flasher and TCS as well. Or you could find out which one goes to the trunk and cut it
That's what I was hoping maybe someone knows what wire it is.. I really don't want to cut wires nor do I have a tester
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That's what I was hoping maybe someone knows what wire it is.. I really don't want to cut wires nor do I have a tester
I'm sure you could find a diagram online
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why would you..?
Again, why do you want to disable the trunk release? Are you accidentally hitting it or do you plan to use the switch for a different function? Just curious.
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Even I'm wondering why do you want to disable it??? You won't be able to open your truck just through your key.

When your driving you can't open it. It's a safety measure.
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What will probably happen is:::::::

The Trunk ajar light on the dash will be on forever if you cut the wire.
You also would not be able to use your key fob to open it when you need to.

It would be best to just lock your car when you have valuable things in the trunk.

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Again, why do you want to disable the trunk release? Are you accidentally hitting it or do you plan to use the switch for a different function? Just curious.
I don't understand either. If someone wants in the trunk, all they have to do is fold the seats down.
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I want to move it to a secret area not so visible.. In miami they break into cars like they smuggle drugs. They've already broke into my car and looked through my trunk. I just want to disable it
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What you really need is:

A good alarm with a pager
Then if someone messes with your car the pager will go off alerting you. That give you a chance to call the police right away as you go out to see which way the F^$%#%$ing thieves go.

If they can't get into the trunk they automatically think you have something valuable in there and they will just pry it open causing even more damage.

Put on a good pager alarm and call your insurance company and they will discount your premiums.
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If they can get into your trunk all they have to do is put your seats down. Either way they have the ability to get into it.
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If they can get into your trunk all they have to do is put your seats down. Either way they have the ability to get into it.
They won't waste the time in most cases.

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They won't waste the time in most cases.

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I want to be able to disconnect it. I hate that it's always on. I'm sure there's a wire that I could cut under the center console that will disable it, I was hoping someone could help me out
You should cut the wire in the trunk, just in case you walk out and they have attempted to get into the trunk via the back seat. With the wire cut in the trunk, they can't get away. (Just in case the Theft Monkey has the day off).
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I want to be able to disconnect it. I hate that it's always on. I'm sure there's a wire that I could cut under the center console that will disable it, I was hoping someone could help me out
Couldn't you just disconnect the wire from the button under the console? That way you could re-connect it later, no cutting of any wires.

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Hey Perma 3

I think you need to do this and then let us know how it works out for you.
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[QUOTE="FastFord13;1871411"]

"Couldn't you just disconnect the wire from the button under the console? That way you could re-connect it later, no cutting of any wires."

This is what I would do, but iihs.net/fsm has an electrical diagram for the whole car
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I want to move it to a secret area not so visible.. In miami they break into cars like they smuggle drugs. They've already broke into my car and looked through my trunk. I just want to disable it
Simple; don't cut anything wire wise at the console or trunk area; simply unplug the connector at the trunk release latch in the trunk. This way you can plug it back in if/when you trade/sell the car, and it will be operational again to the next owner.
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Thanks! In Miami too and just realized this as well👀
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Help I am unable to get into my trunk of my 2014 mustang. The key FOB or the trunk release. Do the seat fold down or is there something that I can do other than taking it to a dealer???
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Yes the seat folds down
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Yep. Fold down the rear seat(s) to access the trunk area.

Do you hear any type of noise around the trunk latch area when pressing the trunk release button, or the key fob button? This can aid in troubleshooting; narrows down either a bad trunk release, or a weak battery in the key fob, or the trunk release button on the console.
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In case you don't know how to fold the seats down just pull thisClick image for larger version

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Go to a qualified auto electronics technician. Have him install a slick switch that will need to be active before anyone can use the trunk button. While he is at it, have him install a relay and alarm that will activate when the trunk button is pressed and the slick is not in the on position. You might also look into a GPS locator tied into the GPS antenna where you can track your car if stolen.
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When your driving you can't open it. It's a safety measure.
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