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!