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No fuse for trunk relase in coresonding slot- just a loose red wire

Hi, my name is Jeff and along with being ignorant of automobiles, I am quite computer illiterate also. Please bare with me. I was showing my wife the controls on my 1998 Infinity Q45 I just bought and when we tried the trunk release it wouldn't open. My wife thought she broke it cause it had been working fine. I thought fuse box. When I finally could get my head down by the fuse box, there was NO fuse in it's respective spot. But there is a open red wire with a brass plug on it's end hanging loose. I did take a spare 20 amp fuse and put it in the open slot marked for trunk release and now the trunk opens. But what is that red wire for? It almost looks like that "brass" plug would fit in a fuse receptacle. What should I do with the wire?

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My 96 infiniti trunk release doesnt work anymore and it was working fine just yesterday. i checked the trunk relesae fuse and its fine?? what could it be?

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The red wire was probably to power an aftermarket accessory like an extra power outlet, extra lights, GPS, etc. Did anything else stop working while it was loose? If not, then you can remove the red wire or tape it up with electrical tape.

The brass plug must have just fallen out of the slot. You did the right thing in putting a fuse back in there.

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The red wire you have it maybe some one had a amp in the car and took it out.stop by a radio shack and show the the wire and see what they say.

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