Very good point. If you simply push the button without lifting the hatch, many times it will stay latched from the weight of the hatch. To get this to work, you would have to add some sort of helper springs or a powered assist to lift the hatch upwards to keep it open.takeshi wrote:The lift gate isn't powered so you'd have to lift it via the handle which is exactly where the external release is anyway...
Just a button in parallel...that's an idea. I'll install a new hatch this weekend and might do it at the same time. Now I have to think where should I locate the button so it won't push by accident when the trunk is full.philipa_240sx wrote:A simple inside push button release is a real possibility. Simply wire another switch in parallel with the exterior door mounted one. You will also need to add a spring of sorts to 'pop' the hatch a couple of inches to prevent it from re-latching.
Umm, if you have all the doors unlocked which you can do from the switch on your driver power window switch finisher, why couldn't the bag boy just open it himself (just tell him to push the trunk release button)?Robteesit wrote:It simiple unlocks the lack where you can manual raise the hatch - comes in handy when loading grocery in the pickup lane, you don't have to get out of the car to open the hatch when the bag boy is waiting to load you and there are a line of cars behind you
You beat me to it!sprocket wrote:
Umm, if you have all the doors unlocked which you can do from the switch on your driver power window switch finisher, why couldn't the bag boy just open it himself (just tell him to push the trunk release button)?