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09-25-2019 06:59 PM
mdubyk Trunk Monkey Vehicle Security System:

https://youtu.be/AidAXgq9dWc
09-20-2019 08:13 AM
sheila ^+1! Da infamous "Trunk Monkey", lol!
09-19-2019 08:22 PM
mdubyk
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Originally Posted by raballer View Post
Anyone here know if theres a way to disable the manual trunk release? The way it's currently set up, if someone breaks in to the passenger compartment, they can press the button and open the trunk. Is there any way to disable this?
Trunk Monkey would take care of that.
09-18-2019 10:44 AM
sheila ...but, if you have pull-down rear seats, they're "in like Flint", lol!
09-18-2019 09:27 AM
mdubyk Pull the 10A TRUNK fuse from the I/P fuse box.
09-17-2019 09:12 PM
raballer Anyone here know if theres a way to disable the manual trunk release? The way it's currently set up, if someone breaks in to the passenger compartment, they can press the button and open the trunk. Is there any way to disable this?
06-27-2019 08:46 PM
Tesla
Decontenting. Gotta love it. NOT!!!

I'm so old that I remember when every door, as well as the trunk lid, was equipped with a lock cylinder, and every car, other than the cheapest econoboxes, had lights in its glove compartment and console. Oh, and every vehicle had a cigar lighter and ashtray as standard equipment too.

I could go on, but what's the point? It is what it is. The bean-counters rule in every automaker's ivory tower, and the shareholders are loving it. Of course, they're not driving the same cars we are.




06-27-2019 06:50 PM
hazelkitten Sure, they may have implemented ways to keep your battery from being drained so you don't wake up to a car that won't start but it still happens and however infrequently it may do so now it is still a gigantic pain when it does happen and then you have this problem on top of it…and sure you could keep your cables in the front of the car and solve that…but my main issue with it and the concern I have is what if you get locked in your trunk, in that situation this mechanism is implemented as a safety feature, so that there is an escape route…in fact I think it's now even required in all newly manufactured cars for that reason. The company's selfish attempt to save a buck is why this thoughtlessly asinine design utterly failed in incorporating this safety mechanism- such a simple standard feature that at the very least could save someone a lot of hassle and at the most, in a worst-case scenario, could possibly save their life.
12-28-2014 02:25 PM
702•LTZ Personally, I'm with chevy on the keyless trunk. Theres so much crap on these cars to prevent you from killing your battery, I think another option would have been a good idea..but I feel it works. What you could do is install a holder for cables behind rear bumper..no need for power to get cables out, of coarse you'd have to get on the ground..
12-28-2014 01:39 PM
jtrosky
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Originally Posted by Dwayne J View Post
They saved a nickle by deleting the keyed lock.........
And really, there is a perfect spot for the keyed lock on the trunk - they could have made the bowtie logo "slide" open to reveal a keyed lock! I've seen that on other (older) cars and it seems like a good design.... Oh well.

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12-28-2014 12:43 PM
HOTLAP
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Originally Posted by jtrosky View Post
Yeah, it really is a poor design - both the trunk opening and the "can't remove key from ignition" issue when the battery is dead (don't understand that one at all). They could have had a manual trunk release just like they do for the hood... But, like I said, your battery shouldn't die very often, so it's not typically a big deal (until it happens!).

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Yeah, thank god they weren't "smart" enough to install an electric release for the hood.
12-28-2014 12:27 PM
Dwayne J They saved a nickle by deleting the keyed lock.........
12-28-2014 12:15 PM
jtrosky Yeah, it really is a poor design - both the trunk opening and the "can't remove key from ignition" issue when the battery is dead (don't understand that one at all). They could have had a manual trunk release just like they do for the hood... But, like I said, your battery shouldn't die very often, so it's not typically a big deal (until it happens!).

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12-28-2014 11:19 AM
702•LTZ Good point haha.
You could keep the two specific tools required for that in the glove box.
(Or just keep cables in the cabin in the first place )
12-28-2014 11:14 AM
HOTLAP
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Originally Posted by 702•LTZ View Post
If your in a real pickle, and key is stuck with a dead battery and need to leave, you can remove the key-in ignition lock cylinder. The shroud/cowl around column comes off, then there's a small hole above ignition switch, if you poke that hole, the key&cylinder slide out.
Except my F#*&ing tool box is in the trunk!!!
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