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:mellow: Hi all , i want to put a seperate switch on my tailgate . Anyone know which wires does what. :unsure:

 

 

it'd help if you were a bit more specific?

 

what is the switch supposed to do and how do you wish it to function?

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:mellow: Hi all , i want to put a seperate switch on my tailgate . Anyone know which wires does what. :unsure:

 

 

it'd help if you were a bit more specific?

 

what is the switch supposed to do and how do you wish it to function?

Having probs with one in center console and i want to bypass that one.I will fitting smoothed off and de/locked tailgate and i dont want any probs when i ft it.

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:mellow: Hi all , i want to put a seperate switch on my tailgate . Anyone know which wires does what. :unsure:

 

 

it'd help if you were a bit more specific?

 

what is the switch supposed to do and how do you wish it to function?

Having probs with one in center console and i want to bypass that one.I will fitting smoothed off and de/locked tailgate and i dont want any probs when i ft it.

 

well for starters you'll find that OEM tailgate release issue is a common one on escorts and can be caused by anything from jammed solonoid, bad earth or even broken wiring (which was what afflicted mine)

 

I have recently added a custom boot release circuit into my otherwise botoom of the range escort.

 

you'll need....

 

1x standard 2wire solonoid (as found in aftermarket central locking kits but can be bought seperate at silly cheap prices and if your existing one is still good you wont need another anyway)

 

10m of wire suitable for 14v usage

 

1x push-to-close switch/button

 

whatever wiring connectors required by the components

 

after that the wiring of the lot is quite simple, more so if you decide not to use a isolating relay (as I didnt) which is only there to stop you doing the most incredibly stupid crime of popping the boot while driving.

 

without the relay you simply wire a 12v live (fused with a 15Amp fuse) to the button then the button wire run down the car and into the bootlid and eventually onto the solonoid (which you'll handly find uses the standard ford fitment holes btw), the earth wire from the solonoid can be connected to the same earth point as the rear wiper and also insures that the boot popper wont continue to fire once the boots open (as the earth connection is broken with the boot ajar)

 

the above entirely deems the standard OEM system surplus to requirements and therefore redundant and essentially works as a bypass for the incredibly annoying unreliable ford rig.

 

hope that helps

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:mellow: Hi all , i want to put a seperate switch on my tailgate . Anyone know which wires does what. :unsure:

 

 

it'd help if you were a bit more specific?

 

what is the switch supposed to do and how do you wish it to function?

Having probs with one in center console and i want to bypass that one.I will fitting smoothed off and de/locked tailgate and i dont want any probs when i ft it.

 

well for starters you'll find that OEM tailgate release issue is a common one on escorts and can be caused by anything from jammed solonoid, bad earth or even broken wiring (which was what afflicted mine)

 

I have recently added a custom boot release circuit into my otherwise botoom of the range escort.

 

you'll need....

 

1x standard 2wire solonoid (as found in aftermarket central locking kits but can be bought seperate at silly cheap prices and if your existing one is still good you wont need another anyway)

 

10m of wire suitable for 14v usage

 

1x push-to-close switch/button

 

whatever wiring connectors required by the components

 

after that the wiring of the lot is quite simple, more so if you decide not to use a isolating relay (as I didnt) which is only there to stop you doing the most incredibly stupid crime of popping the boot while driving.

 

without the relay you simply wire a 12v live (fused with a 15Amp fuse) to the button then the button wire run down the car and into the bootlid and eventually onto the solonoid (which you'll handly find uses the standard ford fitment holes btw), the earth wire from the solonoid can be connected to the same earth point as the rear wiper and also insures that the boot popper wont continue to fire once the boots open (as the earth connection is broken with the boot ajar)

 

the above entirely deems the standard OEM system surplus to requirements and therefore redundant and essentially works as a bypass for the incredibly annoying unreliable ford rig.

 

hope that helps

Great cheers :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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