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Old 11-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Adding a trunk release button

I have the 09 SEL without a much needed trunk release button. I need help on doing this properly. I'm 100% sure I found the cable under the steering wheel near the fuse box that goes to the release mechanism in the trunk and I'd like to tap into that with a push button/switch. The simplest way it so send a current on that line but I'll be sending current to that wire in both directions. (Am I explaining that right?) I thought about putting a diode to control that so I don't damage the computer.

I'm just looking for a second opinion before I break something.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Diode sounds like the right idea, since that circuit is "computer" controlled.

The earlier models with a button just signaled the system to open the trunk, it wasn't directly switched.

Tapping in with an external 12 volt source MIGHT not hurt anything, but why take a chance on what that "backfeed" might do.

Makes sense to me....
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If you make a mistake then it is BIG $$$$$

Far Far better to get a Ford Wiring manual [Ebay 2009 Ford wiring manual] and wire the thing according to factory specs and parts

If you think a manual is expensive a big $$$$ mistake will wipe you out
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I ended up putting a diode into the mix. It worked perfectly. I was wondering If it's worth posting how I did it along with pictures? Is this a popular enough mod people want?
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I ended up putting a diode into the mix. It worked perfectly. I was wondering If it's worth posting how I did it along with pictures? Is this a popular enough mod people want?
I would be interested in seeing and knowing how this was done
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Ok. Seeing as how It's dark when I leave and come back from work, I'll do it this weekend.

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Ok. Seeing as how It's dark when I leave and come back from work, I'll do it this weekend.

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Great thanks will be waiting to hear and see how its done
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How-to?

Did you ever get around to a how-to for this? I am looking at doing this as well and would love a little headstart if someone else has already got this working.
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Sorry I haven't followed up on this. I'd love to post something soon and I'll try my bet to do so. Do you guys prefer a video, pictures or diagrams? (not good at diagrams).
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Video or pics would be great! Wiring diagrams would be helpful if you really do need them.
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