your preferred location of the remote release handle. Usually it is
mounted between the drivers seat and the door sill plate. Be mindful
of full adjustment of the seat, both forward and rear. The rear seat
will need to be removed.
Step 1: Positioning and Mounting the Control Lever
Position the remote handle with base in a comfortable location next to the drivers
seat. We recommend that you punch holes in the floor through the carpet
into the floor prior to drilling. Caution must be taken whenever you
drill through the carpet as the drill bit can easily pull carpet loop
fibers out of the floor of the carpet. Use the four pan head stainless
steel mounting screws which have been provided.
Step 2: Routing the Control Cable
For a more concealed cable installation, the cable can be routed underneath
the door sill plate to the interior quarter panel along the top rear
seat/trunk divider to the passenger side. Route the cable into the trunk
area near the right trunk hinge. Route the cable on the underside of
the trunk lid using a clamp for both slots on the frame of the trunk.
Route the cable through the opening in the trunk frame near to the latch
and clamp at this opening. As the cable goes inside this opening, remove
the slack in the cable housing as the latch is installed with the cable
Step 3: Securing the Cable to the Trunk Lid
Using the cable retaining clamps provided and #8 screws, secure the cable
along the path to the trunk. CAUTION: Avoid sharp bends in the cable
during routing. Use gentle sweeping bends so that the cable is not restricted
inside the housing. Cable should not obstruct the rear seat.
Step 4: Removing the Trunk Latch and Lock Cylinder
With a 1/2" socket remove the two bolts that retain the trunk latch.
With the 7/8" deep socket remove the trunk lock cylinder retainer
nut. Remove the nut washer and sleeve from inside the trunk lid and
remove the lock cylinder housing from the rear.
Step 5: Changing the Trunk Cylinder Extension
Insert the trunk key into the trunk lock cylinder. The secret to removing the
key cylinder from the housing is pushing in the small pin/button located
on the top of the cylinder housing. Rotate the key clockwise approximately
45 degrees to the right while applying pressure to the brass pin. Once
the pin is fully depressed pull the cylinder from the housing. Remove
the cylinder extension/stem and replace with the special remote control
extension/stem which has been provided in your hardware kit. Slip the
cylinder back into the housing and turn the key until the small pin/button
locks into the housing. Slip the lock assembly back into the trunk lid
and reinstall in reverse order. WARNING: Failure to install new remote
control extension stem probably will result in cable failure.
Step 6: Securing the Remote Cable to Latch
Install the wire clip on the end of the remote control cable to the trunk latch
lever latch assembly. Finally reinstall the trunk latch assembly to the trunk lid.