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Old 10-12-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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Deck lid swap how to?

So my car came with the spoiler delete option and I've always wanted a spoiler. Finally found someone with a spoiler that wants to swap out.

My question is how hard is this process and what tools will I need? The guy is out of state and I'm doing this on my way to a wedding so was hoping to have everything ready to make it as quick as possible.

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this is for a roush spoiler but its the same basic idea for any spoiler

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Not exactly what I'm looking for. We are swapping the entire trunk lid out. So he's taking my lid I'm taking his.
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My fault for not making that clear. I'm gonna take his trunk lid with spoiler and put it on my car and he is going to take my spoilerless lid and put it on his.
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oh wow lol yeah dunno about whole trunk lid swaps.
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I did some google digging for you. Found this guy who did exactly what you're describing. He quotes roughly 2 hours of work but also includes swapping the faux gas caps, which seemed to take the majority of the time. As for swapping trunks, here is what he said

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Anyway for the Trunk:

1. only need to remove the 4-10mm nuts that hold the lid onto the hinges.
2. there are 3 wire connections to remove..the brake light, the trunk latch, and the XM antenna (if applicable).
3. There are about 4-5 push-in pins that hold the wires onto the underside of the trunk lid.
4. Above assumes you've removed the carpeted underlining of the trunk which is held in by the removable plastic push fasteneres.
Source: Removal of Trunk Lid and/or Faux Gas Cap

Hope this helps you.
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Awesome. I will have to read through it! I've been googling info on in for the last few days and couldn't find anything at all. Lol. Thank you very much. Hopefully it's what I'll need!
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If the weather is gonna be good

Just remove your trunk lid before you go and set it in the trunk. If he has the same cap as you that would be nice because you don't have to remove it.

The good thing is you will not only save time but you will know exactly what you need and what to do when you get there.

Just be sure you will have no rain on your way to the swap out place.

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If he has his lid all taken off and ready to go.

And you have your felt pad removed and wires all disconnected (or at least unsecured and ready to be disconnected). With wires disconnected, you won't be to do remote trunk pop, satellite radio/nav, and 3rd brake light won't work. (no biggie IMO)

So when you get there, all you have to do is unbolt your trunk, bolt on his trunk and connect wires. Should not take long at all, especially if you have a battery powered ratchet with the right tip on it already.... maybe a few minutes!
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Awesome. Thanks for all the help! I have mine all set up ready to just unbolt.

Only issue I'm having is the 2 plastic zip tie popin screws. It doesn't seem like those are made to come out.
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If he has his lid all taken off and ready to go.

And you have your felt pad removed and wires all disconnected (or at least unsecured and ready to be disconnected). With wires disconnected, you won't be to do remote trunk pop, satellite radio/nav, and 3rd brake light won't work. (no biggie IMO)

So when you get there, all you have to do is unbolt your trunk, bolt on his trunk and connect wires. Should not take long at all, especially if you have a battery powered ratchet with the right tip on it already.... maybe a few minutes!
I did this and it took about twenty minutes but we didn't have anything disconnected ahead of time. If you each do that it will take about five minutes. If I remember correctly a ratchet and socket will not fit in the hinge so you have to use a wrench. Piece-o-cake.
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Good to know. ive been thinking about changing my current one out to the GT 500 or the Roush...no sure how i feel about drilling the quarter panels for the Roush but the GT 500 looks like an easy bolt on!
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Good to know. ive been thinking about changing my current one out to the GT 500 or the Roush...no sure how i feel about drilling the quarter panels for the Roush but the GT 500 looks like an easy bolt on!
The GT500 spoiler fits the same four holes as the small lip spoiler found on most Mustangs. No drilling required.
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