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Old 12-26-2018, 10:23 AM
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I removed the keyhole from the doors because I like the clean look. The trunk key is still there in case of an emergency. I'm thinking it would be easier to just add a secondary hood release cable. Anyone do this?
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:55 PM
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I removed the keyhole from the doors because I like the clean look. The trunk key is still there in case of an emergency. I'm thinking it would be easier to just add a secondary hood release cable. Anyone do this?
Maybe I'm missing something but doesn't your car already have a trunk release on the driver's door?
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:42 PM
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It does. If the battery dies with the car locked I won't be able to get in the car to release the hood to charge/replace the battery.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:51 PM
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Good point but if you're locked out because of a dead battery how will you get to the second hood release cable?
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:57 PM
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Relocate the hood release from under the dash to under the bumper or in the lower grille opening.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:14 PM
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Just crawl through the rear seat.
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Or just use a long cable where the pull handle is in the trunk?
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:20 PM
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Or just use a long cable where the pull handle is in the trunk?
This is a not bad Idea. Lots of off road/racers throw extra releases in. I like the idea of in the trunk because it can still be locked. A hidden one isn't bad either. If you know me well enough to know where it is you can probably just get the keys.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:26 PM
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Just crawl through the rear seat.
I won't be able to easily after the stereo system is installed. I am making the pass thru wall removable but what 6' + 200+ pound guy wants to climb around the back of a car.
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You could just add a positive terminal somewhere under the car so you don't have to lift the hood to attach jumper cables. Maybe even in the lower grill opening so you could reach it without getting on the ground.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:26 PM
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You could just add a positive terminal somewhere under the car so you don't have to lift the hood to attach jumper cables. Maybe even in the lower grill opening so you could reach it without getting on the ground.
I decided to use this approach. It has common sense all over it. I have 1/0 gauge run to the trunk. All I have to do is make the terminals accessible. I needed you guys to reveal how to keep it simple. Thanks.
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I decided to use this approach. It has common sense all over it. I have 1/0 gauge run to the trunk. All I have to do is make the terminals accessible. I needed you guys to reveal how to keep it simple. Thanks.
It was a pretty brilliant suggestion, I must say Let's see some pics of those shaved doors!
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I decided to use this approach. It has common sense all over it. I have 1/0 gauge run to the trunk. All I have to do is make the terminals accessible. I needed you guys to reveal how to keep it simple. Thanks.
To keep it really simple you could just run a positive. The negative can be any large bolt under there.
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