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Trunk release button stopped working

Old 05-13-2019, 08:16 AM
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My button under the dash stopped working to open my trunk. I can still open it using the button on the trunk lid, but I need to get this fixed. Is this a very common problem? Not sure where to look first and how hard it is to remove the trunk button switch from the dash.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:14 PM
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Found it on another forum that there is a valet button in the trunk that may have accidentally gotten pushed. I'll have to see if that's the case. I was wondering if there was a good way to bypass that switch when parking with the top dow. Now I know. Just have to find it later when I go out after work.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by PBesong View Post
Found it on another forum that there is a valet button in the trunk that may have accidentally gotten pushed. I'll have to see if that's the case. I was wondering if there was a good way to bypass that switch when parking with the top dow. Now I know. Just have to find it later when I go out after work.
Yeah, that button is in a good spot to have something fall against it and the next thing you know the button in the dash is disabled. I know of at least one guy that has taped a water bottle cap over that button with duct tape to avoid any accidental activations. He has a permanently mounted hard top so for him, disabling the trunk opener wasn't an issue.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:15 AM
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Yeah, that button is in a good spot to have something fall against it and the next thing you know the button in the dash is disabled. I know of at least one guy that has taped a water bottle cap over that button with duct tape to avoid any accidental activations. He has a permanently mounted hard top so for him, disabling the trunk opener wasn't an issue.
That was definitely the problem. Nice to know I can lock the trunk when i park it with the top down now. I always worried some other Miata owner that knew where the button was could open it. I keep my laptop in there most of the time and wouldn't want to lose it.

Man, I couldn't imagine driving a Miata all the time with a permanently mounted hardtop. If it's above 50 degrees and not raining (too hard) I have the top down. Get claustrophobic with it up. I used to have a '93 LE with a removable hardtop and it was such a pain to take on and off that I usually left it on till spring. Now I have a 2008 PRHT and it's da bomb! Best of both worlds.
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