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SHR Mustang Trunk Release Kit (05-09)

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  • MPN# S197-805

  • Market Price $45.59
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  • Adds Convenience
  • OEM Switch/Button
  • No Wire Cutting Required
  • Fits 2005 to 2009 Mustangs
Extra Convenience. For some odd reason Ford did not install interior remote trunk releases on the 2005 to 2009 S197 model Mustangs, but now you can add a SHR Mustang Trunk Release Kit yourself for extra convenience.

OEM Fit and Finish. Designed to install in minutes with only the need to drill one hole in the interior of the glove box for a clean factory appearance, this kit includes an OEM factory switch button, soldered connections, and heat shrunk protection of the terminal ends. And all the wiring is done in the front passenger area, with no cutting or wiring to the back of the car required.

Application. This Silver Horse Racing Trunk Release Kit is specifically designed for use on all 2005 to 2009 Ford Mustangs.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (1) One Button Assembly
  • (1) One Red Clip
  • (2) Two Zip Ties
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09

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Nice and easy. I did however mount mine a few inches below the headlight switch.

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What they don't say up front

This upgrade is pretty simple, IF you have something that enables you to drill a 3/4" hole through plastic AND a metal bracket that braces the glove box. A 3/4" drill bit is not something I had and the ...

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Does it work without key in the ignition ? Hi, does this button work if you car is not running ? For example, if the Mustang is unlock, but you have still your key in your pocket and you want to open the trunk with this button ? Is that work ? And also if you key are stuck in the trunk, can you get your key with this button ? Thanks !


  • Yes to all your questions. I installed mine two years ago and it works just fine with or without the key.


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  • 5/5

    June 05, 2010


    Nice and easy. I did however mount mine a few inches below the headlight switch.

    Gray is Grey

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 03, 2010

    Trunk release kit

    A simple device that works extremely well. A tight fit, but it does fit. I took my time and installed it with no problems. I used a step bit (Unibit) which offered great control. Well worth adding to anyone's Mustang.


    Helpful (9) (0)

  • 5/5

    December 19, 2009

    What they don't say up front

    This upgrade is pretty simple, IF you have something that enables you to drill a 3/4" hole through plastic AND a metal bracket that braces the glove box. A 3/4" drill bit is not something I had and the instructions that came with the kit suggested using a step drill bit (something that Sears and HomeDepot sell for around $45.00). I was lucky and found a step drill bit at "Harbor Freight" for about $7. Since it maxed out at the desired diameter, drilling the appropriate hole size in both the plastic and metal bracket behind it was a pretty simple task (once I had shopped for and purchased the step drill bit). Also, the instructions with the kit don't mention the metal bracket at all, much less the fact that there is already a hole in the bracket (1/4") that can be opened up to the desired diameter. For the kit to be complete, they should include a cheap step drill bit since a lot of us shade tree mechanics don't have 3/4" drill bits in our tool boxes. And, the instructions should have mentioned the bracket and the existing hole. But, once I had the hole drilled, the install was a snap.

    Jim P

    Helpful (13) (2)

  • 5/5

    May 17, 2012

    Great Product. Okay Instructions. Poor Location

    First, this is a perfect product and it works great in my 2005 GT...Thanks to SHR and AM. Now for the useful info: First, thinking a little bit about the ergonomics of why I wanted an interior trunk switch, I realized that putting it in the glove box would be a pain in the you-know-what, since I'm usually hunting for the blue trunk button on my key remote as my kids are approaching the car with an arm full of wet swim gear...I decided that hiding the switch under the glove box door would be equally annoying. I explored the back of the open area on the right side of the headlight switch, as I've seen it done in photos...I'm an artist with a Dremel tool andI wouldn't attempt it...could easily be replacing the headlight panel. So the most convenient place I found is directly under the steering column on the lower dash panel, about 1/2" from the edge (close enough to the edge to not be a clearance problem for the steel frame under the panel). A 3/4" wood bit worked perfectly in the soft dash panel plastic. The hole looks factory. Wires are easily routed under the dash tunnel, below the steering column, behind the stereo to the right kick panel and door sill. You'll only have to splice in about a foot of extra hot wire to make it all the way. There's also a grounding screw just to the right of the steering column under the dash, like it was meant to be. Final issue: There are about six "pink and white" wires in the bundle under the right door sill...The directions should say "it's the only white wire with a tiny pink stripe!" It took a frustrating while with a continuity tester to figure this one out. I believe installing in this location is not only easier than the glove box option, but a much more ergonomic and convenient location for use. Switch works great!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Dixon, CA 95620, USA

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 01, 2011

    Trunk Release Button Kit

    Great device! Was very easy to install, I placed the activation button in the console that made the wiring even easier. Only need help from wife to find the white wire with pink stripe!

    Tommy Collins

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 11, 2010

    Trunk Release

    Easy install & works great.

    Randy Agee

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    April 01, 2010

    Been wanting this for some time!

    Almost every time I fumble with my key-remote to unlock the trunck, especially when the keys are in the ignition, I tell myself to get one of these. Well, I did. Very cool! Install instructions are great EXCEPT, 1) my 2009 required the install at the top of glove box, not the side and 2) you cannot install the ground wire in the obvious spot...the box will not close. I used the screw in bottom left of box and it worked great. Also worth noting is the wire you splice into. Do not think white and pink wire, there are a few. Think white wire with pink stripe. Install took about 15-20 minutes after I had the tools.


    Year: 2009

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 28, 2010

    Trunk Release

    Fits and looks great. Easy install in my 08 GT500. Do not even attempt to do this without the proprer graduated 3/4' bit. Take your time and it will be super easy.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4) (0)

  • 5/5

    May 08, 2010

    trunck release kit

    installed the trunck release kit in my 06 gt with no problems.just follow the directions. had to purchase a 3/4 in.drill bit@ lowes


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    February 05, 2010

    Easy install

    As some have mentioned, a step drill bit is needed ( or a 3/4" bit, but I thought the step bit worked amazingly). I installed this switch to the right of my headlight controls and it works perfectly there. One thing, the picture displayed here is actually not what the button looks like. It is an all black button with a trunk symbol, which goes well with the black interior. The switch itself worked perfectly and I only had to extend the wire about two feet since I didnt install it in the glove box. Always a pleasure working with AM


    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 22, 2011

    SHR Trunk Release

    This product makes up for the deficiency from the factory. The product is good quality and well insulated. The instructions are very good. There is a hole in the metal frame behind the plastic on the left side of the glove box where you can drill easily, but you do need a 3/4 inch drill. Once that is done the rest is easy if you follow the instructions. Half hour job.


    Year: 2007

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  • 5/5

    November 16, 2009

    trunk release

    Awesome kit. This product really was very easy to install and looks as though it was a genuine Ford installed product.The included instructons made a breeze to install.


    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    October 23, 2009

    SHR Trunk Release

    Excellent solution for the lack of a trunk release in the S197 Mustang. Everyting you need to add this convienient option to your car is in this simple kit.


    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    May 08, 2011

    Trunk release kit

    Very easy install, took less than 30 min. total.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    May 16, 2010

    Trunk Release Kit

    This kit shipped fast and had a fast install. This was really simple to install took me just under 30 minutes. I went out and bought a 3/4 drill bit and worked extremely well. Just follow directions and pick out the right wire to tap into when hooking it up to the trunk wire. For the easily confused read it carefully haha.

    Ray Caldwell

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    October 22, 2009

    Trunk release

    Great new product I have been waiting for this to come out since i bought my 06 mustang. Why ford did not have one in the glove box from the begining is only $$$$$... well now you can have a trunk relese in ten minutes... instalation was a snap 10 minutes and its done Great idea and works 100% perfact

    Bill Parsons

    Year: 2006

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    September 10, 2016


    This trunk release kit is very easy to install. I did have to slice in some extra wire becouse of the where i chose to put it but besides that no problems.The botton is also slightly different than what is shown in the pictures, it has an updated image on the botton that I like it better.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 29, 2016

    Great Product

    Must Have Item - Should have been original equipment


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 23, 2015


    This is the best up grade I have every made and it was easy should have been factory installed


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Cincinnati

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  • 5/5

    May 15, 2015

    Should have come stock

    As all of you would agree, this is not too much of a feature to ask for. However where Ford lacked the good guys at AM are all over ! This is a great add on and super easy project to tackle for a DIYer. Only suggestion is, do not mount it where they recommend in the glove compartment or center console. The headlight control panel has perfect space left this this and a second switch down the road. Different wiring path, but easy install. Check out my picture, it looks clean in that location.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: Other Monroe, MI

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