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Old 10-04-2018, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Early 240 trunk popper option install questions

I just got the optional trunk popping kit, does anyone know where the button is supposed to mount? What is the plastic piece that came with it and where does that go?





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Old 10-04-2018, 10:27 PM   #2
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If your car had that option, there should be a place in the upper left corner of the glove box for the button. Can't help with the other piece.
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So on my project thread the button location is answered. Upper left hand side of glovebox. Anyone recognize the plastic plate?
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Mine is mounted in the glove box top left corner
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:29 PM   #6
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:33 PM   #7
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Wow! We are good. Now if we can figure out what that plastic piece is...rare option 240 gods haha. Starting to think its unrelated to this and just a random part accidentally included
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:36 PM   #8
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Texas240 just told me the plastic plate goes between the glovebox and the button. Mystery solved
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:02 PM   #9
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Turns out the plastic plate covers the popper motor if anyone cares lol
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:25 PM   #10
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The installation instructions might be useful.

http://www.240.se/litteratur/8-83-6.pdf
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:52 AM   #11
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When I owned my first 240 a hundred years ago, it was an '83 DL, which did not have a trunk popper originally. Having no clue about that trunk motor at the time, I simply used a 240 door lock solenoid from a salvage yard. Also, my location for the button was in the low dash to the left of the steering column. It worked very well and actually "popped" the trunk instead if that original motor, which does a slow "popping." That's how I would do it again if I needed to.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:51 PM   #12
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Some air-cooled VW's had the rear hood release (cable operated) on the rear door jam next to the driver's seat. I have thought that that would be a good place for the button, assuming that most of the time the next thing you do after releasing it is get out of the car.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:01 PM   #13
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looks like a harness I made a long time ago
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Without the instructions I would've thought the harness went down the passenger side.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:50 PM   #15
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Ohh so it was an “option”, INTERESTING!! I have been wondering why mine came with the popper face plate for the glovebox and a few odd pieces(I think) but that was it. I have been in a quandary about how to access the trunk easily other than the one key.

Now makes sense, thanks guys!
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Well if you are small enough. You could always access the trunk through the ski hole in the rear seat. lol

My 82 turbo didn't have a trunk popper. But my 84 did. Someone had to check the box on the options list.
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Thanks for the instruction link!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:20 PM   #18
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Very timely post. I have been thinking about this for some time. Big problem is mine is a 78. Rigging the actuater would be no problem. But making the deck lid rise would be a challenge. Did it go up when they were new? I just don't remember. For those that have not delt with the strut, If you don't have the Volvo tool is is like loading a bear trap.
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My 79 lifts a bit when you operate the key, hoping thats enough...
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:41 PM   #20
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Nothing to do with the deck lid struts. When you close the trunk you usually have to push down on the lid to overcome the resistance of the gasket. When you activate the popper button the lid will rise just enough to overcome the resistance.
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That's what I was hoping would happen, thanks!
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Any thoughts on replacing or adding later style struts to make the lid rise all the way up?
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Would they fit? Are they stronger? I have no idea
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Any thoughts on replacing or adding later style struts to make the lid rise all the way up?
Not sure you would ever get the trunk lid to go up very high. Has to do with counter balance. You may be able to get a little more lift with something like this.
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Trunk/door poppers used on hot rods.
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