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Old 01-04-2019, 03:29 PM
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Does anyone know why my 2010 Mustang V6 convertible has a key switch hidden behind the rear seat on the driver's side? I've had to pull all the back seat hardware to find a water leak. That was pretty easy to fix ("hidden" convertible material was directing water into the cabin instead of down to the drain. I recently had to take the new top back to the shop for some fine tuning, apparently stuff got pulled out of place.). But then I see this key switch. It's tempting to put the key in and turn it, but I've seen too many James Bond movies!

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Old 01-04-2019, 06:43 PM
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It disables the trunk release button so if the top is down someone can't reach in and pop the trunk open.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:08 AM
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It disables the trunk release button so if the top is down someone can't reach in and pop the trunk open.
Wow... I wonder why they didn't just put the button in the glove compartment and let the driver lock the glove compartment like normal cars? I think the location of the trunk button on the console is kinda dumb. I wish it only worked if I was in Park (or for stick cars, if the parking brake was set).
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:14 PM
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05-09s don't even get a trunk release button from the factory.... I don't have one.
Can add one, it's easy, but don't have one...
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:32 PM
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Wow... I wonder why they didn't just put the button in the glove compartment and let the driver lock the glove compartment like normal cars? I think the location of the trunk button on the console is kinda dumb. I wish it only worked if I was in Park (or for stick cars, if the parking brake was set).
It is in a bad location. More than once I was at the drag strip and reached over to turn off traction control, and instead hit the trunk release button.
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