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Old 03-13-2013, 05:43 AM   #11
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It was raining yesterday so I'll start with the tools you'll need:

Wire stripper
Wire cutters
Test light
Solder
A torch or lighter
Between a 22 and 18 gauge wire about three feet should be enough (Depending where you want the button)
1-2 Shrink tubes
A drill with a 1/2 bit (Start smaller so nothing snaps)
Diode
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/produ...roduct=2761653
Momentary button
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Produ...roduct=2750644


That should be the list. I'll attempt to make a video today or at least pictures.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #12
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What size diode did you use? Volts and amps?
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:50 AM   #13
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Looks like it'a a 1N4001 = 1 amp/50 volts
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #14
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I did a diagram tonight but I have to make sure it's the blue cable with a white stripe before I post the image.

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A change to the items you'll need:

A 22 to 18 gauge cable long enough to get to your battery. Along with one proper terminal to connect to the battery.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #15
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Great. Looking forward to it. I just got all my parts today to get this setup and it would be awesome to get it done this weekend.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #16
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Finally! The time has come!

Here are the images and just a simple video showing how to make sure you've got the proper cable at the trunk release.

http://youtu.be/e5rr9vPtpwg


The cable to insert the test light into
The location of the button
Underneath the plate
Close-up of the mess
This should explain the steps

If you have any additional questions, I'd be more the happy to help.
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So the blue wire under the dash, was that connected and you cut it? or are there 2 separate blue wires?
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Oh right. I cut into it
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Okay awesome. I think I'm going to get into this tomorrow morning. Thank you for all your help.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #20
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No problem. Let me know if it works out.
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