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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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 normal prob is caused by the wiring around rh trunk hinge broken removing supply to release motor. you have a manual key slot in rh of trunk lid think its in either of the trunk badges or the plinth this siezes up because everyone uses the remote or dash switch but when the wiring fails you cant use the key slot try spraying plenty of relase fluid in the slot say wd40 and gently keep trying to free it off that has allways worked for me when you get in remove the plastic rh trunk hinge cover and repair fractured wiring good luck
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It would be best to know what kind of vibration you are experiencing. If it is an engine misfire than that narrows things down. If it is some other mechanical thing the vibration or noise it makes would be distinctive and felt in different places in the vehicle. Does it give you a Check Engine Light when it does this?
BTW: congrats on the most eloquently written question I've found to date on this site. I'm convinced over half the users here are illiterate lobotomy patients.
Your engine light is on because something is out of parameters, ignoring it isn't wise. If you need to reset, often disconnecting the battery for a minute or two will do the trick, otherwise go to a nationwide automotive retailer and they will lend you the OBD tool to connect and delete the fault code. If the problem isn't fixed tho, the light will come back on soon thereafter
Hi..i just had the same problem..couldnt find the fuse...turns out its a 10 amp (red) located on the lower middle part of the fuse panel that is hidden behind the little drawer near the drivers left knee area
my problem turned out to be exactly as stated above by toyota ed...at first i checked the module but it all looked great inside...so then i traced the wiring along the driver side trunk hinge and found broken wires where the smaller lid harness joins into the larger body one ...
This is a failure of the "remote function actuation module". It is located under the rear deck next to the right rear speaker. The rear seat must be removed to access it along with removing the rear deck. It controls the trunk release, door locks, dome light, and reverse light. My remote trunk release stopped working along with the relase button on the dash along with the reverse lights failing at the same time. The module is over $150 so I would try to find a way to rewire the lights to work without the module.
The vapor line will never be inclosed inside of the automobile. Electrical lines YES. In the rear of your auto you have back up lights, tail lights, turn signal lights, LC plate lights. may truck release switch wire, speaker wires, and the emergency fuel shut of switch. If the vehicle is in a front end/back end accident it will tripe the fuel safety switch. It is a red button located in the trunk panels. GB..stewbison