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Old 03-06-2007, 12:37 AM
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well i used the search, but couldn't really find anything.
I have a 87 mustang coupe 5.0 with the trunk release in the glovebox...the fuel door popper works, but i push the trunk button and nothing happens...i haven't really got to check it out closely, but could the wire just be unhooked, or is it something a little more in depth?

thanks! Also, i have an 85mph speedo. how hard is it to convert to a 140 or 160 mph speedo?
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:41 AM
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I recently found out that problem. You either have to have the car on, or have the electric on running through the car. I think that is the only way it will work.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:43 AM
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I recently found out that problem. You either have to have the car on, or have the electric on running through the car. I think that is the only way it will work.
Yup, the key has to be on.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:48 AM
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well i tried it today but it didnt work...there isnt some sort of safeguard where you hafta be in neutral or something is there?
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:50 AM
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No not for me i just pop it when its on and it opens. This might be a more in depth problem, but i don't know.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:52 AM
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no on the neutral or park as far as I know, check the fuse for the trunk release, make sure you have power to the trunk switch also, could be a bad switch, bypass the switch and check it out.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:52 AM
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ill try it again. thanks!
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:55 AM
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okay alright it worked haha! thanks alot!
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:10 AM
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I got the same problem, how'd you fix it?
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:55 AM
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I got the same problem, how'd you fix it?
Me too! Do tell what the problem was....
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