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1996 Pontiac Bonneville trunk will not latch closed

Lockout turned on or off same result, close lid but latch does not engage.

Troubleshooting steps taken: Use key fob you hear the release sound but no movement in latch. Use door release hear the noise but no movement in latch. You can move the latch with your finger so the part is still intact. The latch bar is not broken (the upside down U shaped thing that the latch grabs on to). Key will turn in keyhole, but does not make a difference.

held trunk lid down: pressed key fob, no luck. pressed door release, no luck. tried turning key in key hole STILL NO LUCK.

ANY SUGGESTIONS????

This is my sister's car and I am not with her but I had her try all that I listed above.

Thanks for your help.

KIM

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  • 4marlanittle Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same exact problem

  • jamaican50 Jan 11, 2009

    I had the same problem with my 97. To get it to latch I had to access my truck by the back seat and use a broom handle to ensure that the latch would catch. I then took it all apart and noticed that my welds (where the bolts holes hold the locking mechanism in place) had cracked and that the mechanism just simply would not latch. I got the bolt holes re-welded and the trunk works fine now. Just thought I'd give my two cents.

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