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Old May 25, 2007, 02:36 PM
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I used a solenoid that looks the same. It is a pretty easy install. Yours looks better than mine though. I mounted my relay under the dash with the alarm. I also disconnected the factory trunk release in the car so you have to find the hidden button to open the trunk.
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by marksae View Post
I originally attached the trunk solenoid to the emergency latch, but that way didn't work very well as the spring on that latch is softer. Another issue I had with using that latch was getting the trunk switch to engage when the trunk was closed. My alarm would think the trunk was still open even though it was closed.

So I later attached the solenoid to the trunk release cable latch, which seems to work better, but it still doesn't open the trunk 100% of the time. I've spent many hours trying to tweak this setup, but the best I can do is to get this thing to open about 80% of the time. I already tried repositioning and reorienting the solenoid, but it didn't seem to make much difference.
I see the problem in your setup. Its not rigid enough. When the motor pulls the cable your setup/clips have give to them which varies the amount of length the cable gets pulled. I will post pictures of my setup in a couple days...100% everytime.

Nice use of the hard plastic sheeth/tubing I must say though, what exactly did you use?
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 03:06 PM
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I fixed my problem by using lube inside the tubing. It works all the time now.
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 07:03 PM
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what kind of tubing did you use?
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 07:29 PM
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It's just regular vacuum tubing. It came w/ my trunk pop solenoid.
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Old Jul 30, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Could someone please post some more pics and a better write up?
I got the trunk release kit but i am hesitant to install it... some help would be GREAT!!
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Old Aug 6, 2007, 02:20 PM
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mine will be up tommorow
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pictures please!!
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Here's how my trunk pop solenoid relay is wired up:

85 - Constant 12V power
30 - To solenoid (the other solenoid terminal goes to ground)
86 - trigger wire from alarm (jumped with 87)
87 - trigger wire from alarm (jumped with 86)
87a - not used
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Wiring detals:
I found that there were already 2 wires nearby there, so I chose the green wire with the silver dots to use as the + trigger and then I grounded the other terminal of the solenoid to the trunk lid itself. The green wire runs up to the driver's side kick panel I cut it there and spliced in my trunk pop release output from my alarm at that point. A relay may or may not be needed for your particular install. Good Luck!

This is wrong. The green wire with silver dots is a vehicle ground. Do not attempt to push positive current through it as it's not grounded at the kick panel.

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