Originally Posted by FalconJohn
Anybody know how to wire this stupid thing up?
Blue wire with a large withe connector (86-87) plugs into red/white stripe wire.
Blue wire with a small black connector (88-91) plugs into red/white stripe wire.
In both cases that red/white stripe wire is +12v constant and provides the power to the pull-down unit.
Black wire with serrated ring terminal connects to body ground below pull-down.
White 4-wire connector plugs into the reversing switch.
White wire with small black connector is there on all years 86-91, but was only plugged into a orange with black stripe wire on late 89-91. It was used to turn on/off the hatch light. Prior years had the manual switch instead.
Hatch pull-down relay plugs into the socket on the wiring.
The entire wiring for the pull-down unit is insluded with the striker-sensing switch. The switch attaches to the latch with a small hex-head screw.
Similar topic, but I'll cover it here. There is a black wire with a square black connector that plugs into the end of the optional hatch release solenoid. It is the power wire! There is another critical black wire that has a large serrated ring terminal on one end and a smaller serrated ring terminal on the end. The large end connects to the 10mm screw attaching the hatch release solenoid to the latch. The other end connects to the body ground location below the pull-down unit. If this wire is missing the hatch release will not work since the solenoid is electrically isolated from ground by the guides in the track.