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Old 01-11-12, 08:38 PM   #1
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how do you remove the lower dash panel under the steering wheel? im trying to unlock my trunk switch cause i dont have the correct key for it. i have tried to look at the one on CL explaining it but it doesn't really explain that much. does anyone have any pictures?

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Old 01-11-12, 09:15 PM   #2
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just a few screws, iirc.
there should be a lower panel, right above the pedals that would need to come out first (mine doesn't have one, so idk for sure)
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Old 01-12-12, 01:54 AM   #3
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how do you remove the lower dash panel under the steering wheel? im trying to unlock my trunk switch cause i dont have the correct key for it. i have tried to look at the one on CL explaining it but it doesn't really explain that much. does anyone have any pictures?

thanks JT
If you figure out how to unlock please post it, I have managed to get it off -remove the panel underneath that panel and I think you'll have to remove the center console to remove the trim around the key to get to the screws.. it's been about a year since I gutted my interior but if my memory serves me right that's how it went. But haven't figured out how to by pass it or unlock it. Cheers
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Old 01-12-12, 07:56 PM   #4
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yea i think i have to remove the center console too. ill just wait till i pull the motor out in a few weeks to boost it and do it all then while the motor is being cleaned
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Brown clip under dash #14 wire is also brown. Right below the area where the switch is on outside wall. Sorry for not being specific. Ill post pics for you in the am if you want.
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I deff need to be bypass my switch too if anyones got the pics or steps it will be appreciated
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Old 01-17-12, 12:31 PM   #7
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Quick write up for you.

Pull straight out on the panel covering this are to expose one screw.

Then remove three screws from this panel


Just let it fall down and hang in place


Remove two screws from the main panel. One on each corner


Now pull the left side of the panel to expose the back of the switches. It will require some effort and just use common sense on the amount of force. If it absolutly won't budge then look for something else holding it. Don't worry about undoing the right side. Its quite a bit more in depth from what I know. There is enough flex in the panel to get to what you need.

On the back of the switches there are three plugs. Leave the green on alone and remove the top right one and get it out of the way.


Then the bottom right white plug is the one you want to deal with. unplug it and cut the wires going to the keyed lock. Strip the ends and twist together. Tape, wire nut, solder, what ever you want to do and plug it back in. Check the trunk switch for functionality. If everything works put it back together. If it doesn't work the problem is elsewhere.

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So you just Wego or solder those two together?
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Old 01-17-12, 05:43 PM   #9
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Pretty much. The complete circuit gives the switch's power. The key cylinder actually breaks the circuit when its in the pressed in position. I didn't have the right key to fit the cylinder and It was getting old having to use the key to open the trunk every time. Just make sure to heat shrink or tape the plug side so it doesn't ground out against anything.
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Old 01-17-12, 06:25 PM   #10
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thanks this helped out alot
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