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So after being gone since the beginning of November I am now back home. No shock the battery on my mustang is not turning over. So I need to have it jumped, work the cables in my trunk. Well I can bit get into my trunk without power.

As it worked out the flaw didn't actually affect me as the battery had past its life span, but still seems strange. There is no keyed entry into the trunk.

Plus I should have been smart enough to have the cables in the garage anyhow. Maybe my brain has the design flaw.
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What year Mustang?
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There is no keyed entry into the trunk.

Wow. That seems pretty basic, no?
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I personally use this as I don't drive my mustang very often, and it works great! Awesome reviews to boot.

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-022......0DJ5KEEA
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By 2010 I would have thought there was a trunk release in the cockpit of the car. Personally if I have to get robbed, I would prefer a thief to pick the lock and help themselves rather than use a pry-bar to pop the truck or break a window. Lat time I had a radio stolen out of a car, replacing the window cost more than double what the deliberately worthless radio cost.
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In my wicked youth, when I lived in Venice Beach, I once went drinking with a friend who restored a 1966 Mustang. That car's engine sounded great, and I was really impressed with the "lack of frills" layout under the hood.

Anyway, he drove us to Huntington Beach at top speed and then we drank far too much at a local bar. On the way back, we zoomed over a hill and were flagged down for speeding. The cops made my friend try to walk in a straight line, which he couldn't. I tried to convince them that he walked funny because he had had polio as a child (which was true). But they didn't believe me. So they carted him off to jail ... AND GAVE ME THE KEYS ... even though I was just as drunk as my friend! Intoxicated as I was, it sure was fun driving that Mustang! The next morning I drove it again to bail my friend out of jail.
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I am embarrassed to say car tech has passed me by. I couldn't change the oil on this thing if I tried, and I used to street race and rebuild engines for crying out loud!

Heck it would have taken me 45 minutes to change the battery. The guy came out and did it in about 5. Probably hampered by me talking to him.

I remember the day I knew tech would pass me by and I was ok with it. When we were racing it was all about big blocks and power. When Buick came out with the Rivera GNX and a 3.8 liter engine that could beat me going in reverse with the air conditioner on I saw the writing on the wall. Tech was king. You added horsepower with chips in computers. I was a dinosaur and I was only about 20 LOL.

I would never be able to keep up with the tech to keeps cats going fast.

The simplicity of those cars was great. But a Honda Civic off the showroom for today basically handles better LOL.

I am so of two minds right now and torn. I was planning on getting a Tesla. LOVE the tech.

But the desire to have an old project car eats at my brain. Too much money in the Tesla, not enough to do a project correctly.
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On Mar 25, 2016, Dannydoyle wrote:
So after being gone since the beginning of November I am now back home. No shock the battery on my mustang is not turning over. So I need to have it jumped, work the cables in my trunk. Well I can bit get into my trunk without power.

As it worked out the flaw didn't actually affect me as the battery had past its life span, but still seems strange. There is no keyed entry into the trunk.

Plus I should have been smart enough to have the cables in the garage anyhow. Maybe my brain has the design flaw.


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What I think is really interesting are the cars that have a trunk release inside the trunk. Like, let's protect people who are kidnapped and stuffed inside the trunk.

As far as modern cars, yeah, tech has passed me by too. My first car was a new 1970 VW Super Beetle. Everything was right there. Changing the oil took a minute. Once my fan belt broke just as I was exiting a rest area on the freeway. I pulled over, got my spare out of the trunk, and changed it in less than five minutes. And I wasn't even all that interested in cars.
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What I think is really interesting are the cars that have a trunk release inside the trunk. Like, let's protect people who are kidnapped and stuffed inside the trunk.

More like let's have a way for kids to escape who get locked in a trunk playing around.
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On Mar 25, 2016, Dannydoyle wrote:
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I read on a Mustang afficianado / owners forum that the 2010 models have a trunk release in the passenger side glove compartment. Is that not the case? Of course if you were completely locked out that would not be much help.

I think it is a huge mistake they are going electronic in so many ways (not just cars). I mean, totally electronic with insufficient back-ups / workarounds. Everything on computers, barely any written records. One day a massive solar flare is going to kill our power grid and electronics. And it will be dark ages for months or years. Hopefully not in my lifetime anyway.
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I think that's what I read, the console.
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It is an electronic release near my shifter. Right near the traction control and hazard lights.

I am not a complete moron. I have used that button before. The issue is it can not be used without electricity.

It is not going to work when the battery is completely dead.
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Ahh, I wasnt sure if it was electric or manual button. It was worth a shot!
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Right, I figured you'd need the battery for that one, which is why I didn't mention it sooner. Far as I've read the one balducci was referring to was an electronic one as well, on different year mustangs.

I agree, balducci, I think there's way too much reliance on tech these days. People don't even seem to realize the skills they could learn on their own that wouldn't leave them dependent on buying from someone else. There's so much you can do.
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A keyed trunk should be standard imo. It's not visually unappealing, but I guess it's not "hi tech"!
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On Mar 26, 2016, magicalaurie wrote:
Right, I figured you'd need the battery for that one, which is why I didn't mention it sooner. Far as I've read the one balducci was referring to was an electronic one as well, on different year mustangs.

I agree, balducci, I think there's way too much reliance on tech these days. People don't even seem to realize the skills they could learn on their own that wouldn't leave them dependent on buying from someone else. There's so much you can do.


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