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Auto trunk popper wiring question by chrislayton
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I bought trunk popper for my 85 fiero and installed it on the trunk lid and then I purchased the fiero trunk popper switch since my fiero didn't come with one. However when I removed the blank plate, the wiring harness for the trunk popper was there so I just plugged in the switch and installed it in the dash so that part is done as far as wiring. The thing I don't know is that there will be a wire that will run from the trunk lock mechanism over to a wired connection in the engine bay somewhere that is connected to the harness that leads back to the switch that I just installed. Anyone know where it is that I hook into that harness for the positive lead on the trunk latch mechanism?
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The wiring for the switch may have been present behind the close out plate, but not sure where it goes. On a car equipped with remote unlock the wires for the solenoid begin at the passenger side of the bulkhead with a four pin connector. The plug and connector from that point go into the decklid and back to the solenoid in the center rear of the lid. You may have to run your own wires ... don't know if a base car had wiring provision available to hook this up. If you need to do your own just run a positive and a ground to the switch from the solenoid. If you do wire it this way the decklid will open even if the car is moving or is in gear so be aware.
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I did the same in an '86 coupe. I installed the switch, solenoid and wiring for the decklid from an '87. The connector for the wiring going to the solenoid was hanging near the decklid hinge by the battery. Plugged it in just like the switch. Done.
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On my 88 I needed to add the switch, the wiring from the hinge to the solenoid, and the solenoid itself. I also needed to add a relay under the dash...the receptacle was there for the relay but no relay was installed. After that it worked like a charm.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

On my 88 I needed to add the switch, the wiring from the hinge to the solenoid, and the solenoid itself. I also needed to add a relay under the dash...the receptacle was there for the relay but no relay was installed. After that it worked like a charm.


Is there any possibility that you could show me in a picture where that relay is supposed to be located? I'd really appreciate it.

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Originally posted by chrislayton:


Is there any possibility that you could show me in a picture where that relay is supposed to be located? I'd really appreciate it.


Thanks to Buddycraigg for posting this in the archives



It's where the red arrow is pointing. Also note that sometime between 84 and 88 the wiring changed. The 84 will only pop the trunk when the ignition is on, the 88 will always be hot and pop. This is one time where I think the 84 way was better. It is a security risk for your trunk popper to be able to be opened with no key.
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