1972 B Body electric deck lid release switch?

Electrical & Ignition

  1. fatecaptured

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    I'm piecing together an original electric deck lid release on my 72 Charger. I sourced everything but the switch. Does anyone know where to find one or a picture of it? Screenshot_20200318-124539_Hancom Office Editor.jpg Screenshot_20200318-124714_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20200318-125159_eBay.jpg
     
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    I didn't even know that what an option in 1972! That is really cool!
     
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    Wow! That's nice! An original system!

    As far I know, was an option on 4 doors sedans, not really on 2 doors. I tried to find info about the button location and look and couldn't find the info. I retrofitted the lates 70s and 80s units anyway on my 74.

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      Here a setup but bezel to be fit horizontally I guess down the dash Or maybe on top of the glove box liner. The one I found says OPEN REAR to be installed vertically ( which I likes more )

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        Installed the same setup on mine.
         
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        Me too. Bought it from a member on here. Bright button to the left of the brake pedal. DSCN3757.JPG ...View attachment 924171
         
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        I have the same set up as well Nacho.
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        Here ya go.
         
      • fatecaptured

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        I have one of those. But I am interested in what an original looks like. 15845789442058767526619760700431.jpg
         
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        68/70 trunk release system were vacuum operated.

        and about the correct trunk release button for 71/74. Never have seen actually one BUT the one you shown with the TRUNK bezel looks definitely diff than the one I shown on the pics
         
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        Im not sure what year that came from. I got it of Ebay last year for my 70 Coronet. Haven't gotten around to installing it yet. 15845798109428915700697112431696.jpg

        This one has a regular single plug. The switch end seems to take a bullet connector. Which I haven't been able come up with. I seen a 73 and 74 switch but it is a spade connector not bullet. So I'm kinda pissing in the wind at this point. Lol. I appreciate all your input truly. Just thought someone out there has one or seen one before. 15845801748568865717920305960645.jpg
         
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        This is exactly the same setup I have ( open rear bezel ). You can see the two prongs. The trunk bezel is exactly the same switch, just diff bezel for a diff location. But I can't say is the correct one for 71/74.

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        When searching on web found somebody selling a NOS switch, but without bezel. Can't find it now!
         
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        My Red 70' Charger has one. It was in the car when I bought it over 30 years ago and still work great. I use it every time we back into a parking spot at a cruise night to bust out the lawn chairs .
         
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        Original to the car?
        Vacuum or electrical?
         
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        Cool.
         
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        Thought I would offer up what I ended up doing.
        I clipped off the bullet connector that ran to the trunk latch and put the proper spade connector. 20200405_204938 (2).jpg

        I ended up mounting the switch inside the glove box. It works great! 20200405_205013 (2).jpg

        And I did concur that this is in fact a factory trunk release correct for 72. I did so by FSM and 72 parts book. Screenshot_20200515-122633_Hancom Office Editor.jpg
         
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