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Old 05-06-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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Trunk release button and Vorsteiner trunk content

Ok yes I know that the vorsteiner trunk does not use the "trunk release" button that you would find under your OEM trunk handle.... however, would you be able to retrofit a smaller "button" that would fit easily in the same place, re-wire it, and still have a "trunk release" button on a non-handle CSL trunk?

Just thinking about it, it doesn't seem like it should be THAT HARD of a project.... please correct me if I'm wrong...
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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Don't see the difficulty to this. The OEM button is just an elastic piece of metal. You can easily replace it with a push on/release off switch
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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good to know, hopefully someone on here has done this.....

thank you
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:40 PM   #5
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What's the point in this?
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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What's the point in this?
whats the point of you posting something like this? if you don't understand what i am asking, then just leave
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:57 PM   #7
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whats the point of you posting something like this? if you don't understand what i am asking, then just leave
I have the same question, why not just your keys? I think he just wants to know why you would ruin a perfectly good handless trunk. And no it isn't hard, my friend was thinking about the same project, sourced the materials but decided against it before the drill started spinning.
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I have the same question, why not just your keys? I think he just wants to know why you would ruin a perfectly good handless trunk. And no it isn't hard, my friend was thinking about the same project, sourced the materials but decided against it before the drill started spinning.
ruin?
in the past 2.5 years i don't think i have ever used my key to get in the trunk... i think if done properly, having a trunk release button would be friggin awesome

every time i wash my car, when i dry it i open the trunk with the handle, i don't use the key or the trunk release, and thats just thinking off the top of my head when i just the handle
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ruin?
in the past 2.5 years i don't think i have ever used my key to get in the trunk... i think if done properly, having a trunk release button would be friggin awesome

every time i wash my car, when i dry it i open the trunk with the handle, i don't use the key or the trunk release, and thats just thinking off the top of my head when i just the handle
Sorry, was responding on my iPhone, damn auto correct feature. Anyways, I guess there are benefits to having a trunk release mounted on, depending on how well it installed. You might also get brownie points for the execution if done correctly. Good luck on your research
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why dont you retrofit the button to be in the keyhole? It would give it a cleaner look too
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:34 PM   #11
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why dont you retrofit the button to be in the keyhole? It would give it a cleaner look too
Personally I would shave in the keyhole.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:06 AM   #12
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I want to keep the key hole just in case of an emergency.... that is the only non-electronic way to get in, so if i have problems with my battery, i don't want to be stranded

So I checked out my trunk release button yesterday......... when i take it into the shop, i am going to take the "button" off of my trunk handle and see how it is installed. As far as the "depth" of the OEM handle, it will fit no problem. I just need to take out the trunk release button to see what kind of hole i'll have to dremel when i install it on the vorsteiner. Also, it seams to fit very flush, so unless you are completely eye level with the license plate, i'm pretty sure you will not be able to see it at all

i'll keep you guys updated
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:08 AM   #13
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I'm confused... do Vorsteiner trunk lids omit the trunk opening button?
OEM CSL trunks have the same button, just without a seperate handle.
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I'm confused... do Vorsteiner trunk lids omit the trunk opening button?
OEM CSL trunks have the same button, just without a seperate handle.
vorsteiner is completely flat, no button

so i will most likely be dremelling out the hole and putting the OEM trunk release button in there since it seems like it will fit no problem
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I want to keep the key hole just in case of an emergency.... that is the only non-electronic way to get in, so if i have problems with my battery, i don't want to be stranded

So I checked out my trunk release button yesterday......... when i take it into the shop, i am going to take the "button" off of my trunk handle and see how it is installed. As far as the "depth" of the OEM handle, it will fit no problem. I just need to take out the trunk release button to see what kind of hole i'll have to dremel when i install it on the vorsteiner. Also, it seams to fit very flush, so unless you are completely eye level with the license plate, i'm pretty sure you will not be able to see it at all

i'll keep you guys updated
"...it seams to fit very flush..."
You mean it seems to sit flush. Haha j/k, just messing with you bro, getting you back for calling me out. Lets see how this turns out.
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I dont get how this is not possible? my friend has the handle-less trunk and it still has the trunk release button?
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i don't see why you'd need it. i just use the remote button on my key to unlock. or i use the inside release button. i rarely ever use the keyhole.
i imagine you could fit a button, it might be close to the rods/linkage that go to the trunk key lock.
the only time i've missed the handle release is when i have my keys in the car for the radio and use the unlock button. then go to the back and find it didn't fully release. that's very rare though.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:40 PM   #18
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"...it seams to fit very flush..."
You mean it seems to sit flush. Haha j/k, just messing with you bro, getting you back for calling me out. Lets see how this turns out.
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I dont get how this is not possible? my friend has the handle-less trunk and it still has the trunk release button?
i never said it wasn't possible, but i didn't know if anyone did this or not. After inspecting the release button last night, i'm going to take that off my OEM trunk and try to retrofit it in my vorsteiner

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i don't see why you'd need it. i just use the remote button on my key to unlock. or i use the inside release button. i rarely ever use the keyhole.
i imagine you could fit a button, it might be close to the rods/linkage that go to the trunk key lock.
the only time i've missed the handle release is when i have my keys in the car for the radio and use the unlock button. then go to the back and find it didn't fully release. that's very rare though.
i understand, but as i stated before, there are many times that i go in the trunk when i don't have the key on me.... for example, when i'm drying my car after washing it and i need to open it up to dry in there....

also, after hearing that the trunk pops up quickly (since it is lighter) i would rather use the handle that way i'm not 20 feet away when this thing swings up at 50mph

regardless of my reasoning, i just want it to function like an OEM trunk as much as possible
i'll keep you all posted when i start working on it
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:50 PM   #19
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i think this would be a great idea...doesn't seem like it would be TOO hard. Having a button back there could save some energy on the battery of the key so you don't have to press it a bunch of times.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:03 PM   #20
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i think this would be a great idea...doesn't seem like it would be TOO hard. Having a button back there could save some energy on the battery of the key so you don't have to press it a bunch of times.
nah hopefully it won't be too bad
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