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Problems with the trunk of my car something might be wrong with the lock on the trunk it doesnt want to close all the way sometimes

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  • jsinsorrow May 11, 2010

    It's an electronic seal down trunk that has a small motor under the latch of the trunk. water\moisture collects down there and corrodes the wires. there may be a slight short or bad connection. This happened to my 96 DeVille. you can buy a new motor for this or have it fixed. It's kinda easy if you can figure it out. (Also try spraying with WD40 near the lock motor)

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The trunk has a pull down switch that activates the motor that closes the trunk all the way down to lock. If the motor operates it means the switch is bad. Its a dealer item only when purchased new & any GM dealership can order it for you. By the way the same yead Lincolns uses the same switch. Its made by the same outsource supplier for these big corporations

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Replace pull-down switch.

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