I couldn't believe Honda made the glove box trunk switch button work all
the time. The second day I had my car, I just disconnected the trunk
switch, deciding to use the remote or the key for trunk access.
Then I decided that it was convenient to have an inside-car trunk release,
so I wired the switch up to the accessory socket power wire, which only works
when the ignition is on. Now I feel better about my trunk security.
What it does:
This mod changes the trunk release switch operation so it works only if
the ignition is on.
Skills and tools required to install:
|Remove interior trim panels |
|Splice wires using crimp connectors |
|18" of 18 gauge wire|
|crimp splice connectors or soldering iron and tape (your preference)|
- Remove fuse 26 from the under-dash fuse block. Photo A.
- Slide and tilt both seats forward as far as they go.
- Remove the 'clothes hooks' from behind the seats. (2 screws each side)
- Remove the 'vent panels' behind both seats by sliding your hand behind
the panels and gently pulling outward. They're held in by 5
interlocking snaps. Photo B.
- Locate the wires for the trunk switch behind the driver's panel. Photos
C & D. The trunk switch wire is inside the taped bundle shown by
the arrow. Separate the white wire.
- Cut the white wire and insulate the end going into the plastic wire
loom. This wire will have +12 volts when you put fuse 26 back
in. Make sure it's insulated well. Photo E.
- Connect the other end of the cut white wire to an 18" piece of 18
gauge wire using a crimp connector or solder and tape. Photo E shows
my new red wire running behind the glove box.
- Fish the free end of the new wire behind the glove box and over to the
vent panel behind the passenger seat. This is easy to do, I actually
just straightened the wire and pushed it through.
- Splice the end of your new wire to the Accessory Socket power wire.
It's the white/red wire shown in photo G and H. Use a 'tap-style'
- Tape up or tie-wrap the wires for neat appearance
- Put everything back together.
- Put fuse 26 back in the under-dash fuse block.
Click on a photo to see an enlargement.