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Trunk pull Down Motor Suddenly stopped working

The pull down motor suddenly stopped working, This is a stretched town car. How do i test motor? Where can i find the fuse box/ boxes? If you have fuse box diagram it would be helpfull "Trunk pull Down Motor Suddenly stopped working" Checked 40 Amp fuse (109) under the hood-- OK. With the trunk open, the trunk ajar light on the dash does not come on. The trunk light does not come on either. I disconnected the 2 wire connector going to the pulldown motor. I checked to see if there was any voltage (12 volts) and there was none going to the moter. Took the pulldown assy. apart, Took the bar that the motor moves to pull down the trunk out, Pulled the catch up and replaced the bar so the trunk would be in the open position. I reassembled everything. When I close the lid, it just latches, it does not pull down. I don't know what else to do. I have an owners manual.

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Did it quit making the noise when you lightly push down on the trunk? most people slam these trunks and your not suppose to you are only to put light pressure on them and they pull it closed theirself.. you might check your relays under the hood and look in the box lid to see which one it is.. if this is not the problem you might have to replace the motor to the latch .. you might check with a test light to see if there is power to the motor first though .. thanks and holler if you have more Jerry .

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