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					               HOW TO INSTALL A TRUNK RELEASE INSIDE YOUR CAR TRUNK
You must be able to answer, “yes” to both questions below before you attempt to install a trunk
release mechanism inside your trunk.
1. Does your car have an operational factory equipped electronic trunk release
   mechanism?
2. Does your car have an interior trunk light?
The procedure below will not work if your car:
 has a cable trunk release system.
 does not have any trunk release system. (electronic or cable)

PARTS REQUIRED TO INSTALL A TRUNK RELEASE INSIDE YOUR CAR TRUNK
You can find the required parts at an automotive supply store. The costs for the parts required
are approximate and may vary depending upon where you live.
10 to 12 feet 16 gauge 12 volt Primary Wire (100% Copper)              $1.25
2             Quick Spice clamps for 16 gauge wire                     $0.75
1             20 Amp 12 volts Momentary-On Toggle Switch               $2.00
                                                    Total              $4.00
WARNING
You should seek the required expertise to install a trunk release inside the trunk of your car if
you are not mechanically inclined, or you are not familiar with electrical wiring procedures.


      SPLICE                        TOGGLE
                                    SWITCH




                                                       SPLICE
                                                                         LATCH
                                                                        SOLENOID

   TRUNK
   LIGHT




SPECIAL NOTE: If you can open your trunk using a remote opener, the easiest things for you
to do is purchase an additional remote opener and hide it in the trunk of your car. Please make
sure you test this method to ensure it will work with your particular vehicle and remote system.
Also, check the batteries in your remote opener frequently; especially in the summer.
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San Francisco, CA 94102



PROCEDURES FOR INSTALLING A TRUNK RELEASE INSIDE A CAR TRUNK
It is recommended that the battery be disconnected before following these procedures.

1. Disconnect the battery.

2. Locate the part that controls the electronic trunk release mechanism inside the trunk of the
   car. This part is generally in the trunk lid near the trunk release mechanism or located at the
   base of the trunk latch.

3. Locate the interior trunk light mechanism.

4. Determine a logical path for the 16-gauge wire to travel from the interior trunk light to the
   electronic trunk release mechanism.

5. Measure the distance between the interior light mechanism and the part that controls the
   electronic trunk release mechanism to determine the length of 16-gauge wire you will
   require.

6. Determine a location along the logical wire path to put the Momentary-On Toggle switch.

   It is important to make sure the location of the toggle switch cannot be accidentally tripped or
   damaged by articles placed in the trunk of the car.

7. Measure the distance from the interior light to the place where the toggle switch is to be
   placed.

8. Cut a length of 16-gauge wire equal to the distance required to go from the interior light to
   the location of the toggle switch.

9. Cut a length of 16-gauge wire equal to the distance required to go from the location of the
   toggle switch to the part that controls the electronic trunk release mechanism.

10. Insert the two pieces of wire along the path chosen between the interior light switch and the
    part that controls the electronic trunk release mechanism.

11. Attach the length of 16-gauge wire from the interior light to one of the prongs of the toggle
    switch.

12. Attach the length of 16-gauge wire from the part that controls the electronic trunk release
    mechanism to the other prong of the toggle switch.

13. Using a Quick Splice Clamp, clamp the 16-gauge wire from the toggle switch to the “hot”
    wire leading from the part that controls the electronic trunk release mechanism.

14. Using a Quick Splice Clamp, clamp the 16-gauge wire from the toggle switch to the “hot”
    wire leading from the interior light switch.

15. Reconnect the battery.