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Old 07-16-2009, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I could not find anywhere inside the vehicle or in the owner's manual a location for the trunk release on a newly acquired 2006 GT Premium convertible.

Do I just use the remote key FOB?
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about the newer ones, but my body style has a button in the glove compartment.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is none in the 05+. The 94-04s have a yellow button in the glove box, however no luck with the 05+. Dumb move IMO.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is none in the 05+. The 94-04s have a yellow button in the glove box, however no luck with the 05+. Dumb move IMO.
actually the 2010's have it right next to the shifter. Looks like they finally got it right this time around.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is none in the 05+. The 94-04s have a yellow button in the glove box, however no luck with the 05+. Dumb move IMO.
The 05-09 mustangs don't have a button anywhere!? That's crazy.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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another reason to get a new edge! if the 05-09's back seats let down, u can open them, then reach in and pull the escape lever.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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another reason to get a new edge! if the 05-09's back seats let down, u can open them, then reach in and pull the escape lever.
lol, or you could pull the key out and press the trunk button
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It's pretty surprising to me that this feature was deleted in the '05-'09 models. It was on my '84 LX HO V8 Ragtop!
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm sure there is a relay that pops the trunk controlled by the remote receiver.
It most likely is triggered by a negative pulse.
If you can find the relay, locate the control wire and add a button to it.
You can also ask your friendly alarm installer for the location and color of the wire.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I found this information by snoopin' around Google.
BUT PLEASE VERIFY THIS BEFORE YOU FRY SOMETHING.

Trunk/Hatch Release Wire (-): White/Purple
Trunk/Hatch Release Wire Location: Passenger Kick Panel or SJB, black 52 pin plug, pin 13. The SJB (Smart Junction Box) is in the passenger kick panel. The trunk release motor wire is pink/orange (+) in the passenger kick, harness to rear.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^^^ Very correct sir. Look on the Mustang Source forum and you'll find the guide to installing your own. (Takes about 30 mins).

Easy fix. Plus the reason for not having a trunk button was because S197 users aren't lazy, and because Ford wanted to make a reason to get a new key-FOB programmed everytime you lost it.

Mostly the second reason. =]
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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^^^ Very correct sir. Look on the Mustang Source forum and you'll find the guide to installing your own. (Takes about 30 mins).

Easy fix. Plus the reason for not having a trunk button was because S197 users aren't lazy, and because Ford wanted to make a reason to get a new key-FOB programmed everytime you lost it.

Mostly the second reason. =]
Hey, speak for yourself, buddy. I am the laziest bitch I know and I'm proud of it!

But yes, it does suck that we don't have an interior trunk release. I just use my clicker. Yes, I know it is called a 'Fob', but I hate that word!
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This is slightly off topic, but I'd rather just post my question here than make a whole new thread for such a silly topic.

On my '00 GT whenever I release the trunk, be it with the FOB or interior trunk release, my trunk latch simply clicks and I have to manually pull it up to get it open. On my mother's Taurus, whenever she releases the trunk the trunk literally pops fully open. Do the Mustang trunks have the feature or do they simply disengage and require the user to pull the trunk open?

Just something I've been thinking about...
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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You have to open it yourself.

The reason for this is because: Unlike Tauruses' Mustangs are not grocery go-getters, the Taurus trunk opens all the way because they're expecting a woman with grocery bags in hand speeding over to the trunk and needing to throw that heavy bag containing a gal of milk into the trunk. She would be unable to lift the trunk up herself with those groceries in her hands. When you unlatch the Mustang trunk, they're figuring you either did it on accident, or are about to open it to show off your subs or lack of trunk space, or that dead hooker you're keeping in there. If you were infact keeping a dead hooker in the trunk, they wouldn't want that trunk opening up all of the way and showing the evidence, instead you can walk back there and push it down an inch to shut it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You have to open it yourself.

The reason for this is because: Unlike Tauruses' Mustangs are not grocery go-getters, the Taurus trunk opens all the way because they're expecting a woman with grocery bags in hand speeding over to the trunk and needing to throw that heavy bag containing a gal of milk into the trunk. She would be unable to lift the trunk up herself with those groceries in her hands. When you unlatch the Mustang trunk, they're figuring you either did it on accident, or are about to open it to show off your subs or lack of trunk space, or that dead hooker you're keeping in there. If you were infact keeping a dead hooker in the trunk, they wouldn't want that trunk opening up all of the way and showing the evidence, instead you can walk back there and push it down an inch to shut it.
Midget hookers FTW
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hahahaha thanks guys!
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Bahahaha @ P
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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You can install pressurized pistons that push it open when you release it. They're a little bit more pressurized than the factory.
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