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Old 06-19-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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How to: 08 trunk switch

I've seen some other how to's but I wasn't wild about the non factory switch and adding a diode. So if you want it do this the easy way and correct way keep scrolling!

First locate yourself a 2009+ kick panel, switch and pigtail (this came from a '10)
Save the pin on the brown wire!!! The brown wire is located beneath the kick panel trim on the brown plug opposite of the latch second one down. (Empty in this picture, under the blue and yellow wire on the right)

Remove the pin by taking the retainer out of the plug and pick up on the release holding the pin

Plug the brown wire in the same position in the same plug in your 2008 car.

The black and purple wire goes to ground, I choose to add another loop and ground it with the other wires on the drivers side. Splice into the existing if necessary.

The last wire, purple and gray, needs 5v and will light the button. I'm still looking for a wire to feed this but it's not necessary....I'm not using it at the moment.

Done! Factory trunk release





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Old 06-19-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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I need to do this there is a 2010 at a local junkyard that was gonna go get some things off of. I will take the switch and kickpanel while im at it.
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someone took out a 10 serious front end damage?
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Yes I have it at my house
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You sir are a gentleman, and a scholar. I've been looking at how to do this for quite some time, and you've saved me quite a headache!

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When was your '09 built ? I believe mine was made in 01/09 and mine has the trunk release in the kick panel.
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When was your '09 built ? I believe mine was made in 01/09 and mine has the trunk release in the kick panel.
mines 9/16/08 2009 model and i dont have one kinda wish i do but this write up does help in getting one put in thanks
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