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91 Firbird hatchback lid will not close

When closing the hatchback lid the motor will not pull the lid shut. The fuse for this tests good. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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The contacts are not closeing you need to clean them up with emery cloth to make the motor work, after many years it builds up junk and makes it not work.

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2003 town car trunk wont open with remote or button on door, only key?


Luggage Compartment Lid
The luggage compartment lid module receives a voltage signal from the driver door module (DDM) when either the button on the driver door trim panel, the keyless entry keypad, or the transmitter is pressed (twice on the transmitter). Voltage is then supplied to the luggage compartment lid latch, opening it. Using the luggage compartment lid key operates the latch mechanically, resulting in manual-only operation of the lid. There are two switches in the latch. One is monitored by the luggage compartment lid module to sense if the latch is closed. The other switch in the latch is monitored by both modules (LCM and luggage compartment lid module) and is used for disabling the anti-theft system, which is contained within the LCM. The luggage compartment lid module powers the lid motor to move the lid to the full-open position when it senses the latch has been opened. Optical sensors within the lid motor are monitored by the module to determine when to turn off power and which circuits should be powered or grounded to the lid motor. When one of the buttons is depressed with the lid open, the DDM sends a signal to the luggage compartment lid module which powers and grounds the correct circuits to the lid motor and lowers the lid until the latch closes. The module senses the latch closing through the lid latch switch that is monitored. At this time, the module powers the closing motor, slowly pulling the lid to a fully closed position. Two switches within the closing motor are monitored by the module to determine when the closing motor is fully down or up. The module has a vehicle speed output (VSO) (circuit 679) signal that is used to shut down the system if there is a VSO of approximately 5 kph (3 mph) or more. For diagnostics, the module uses the ISO-9141 circuit 70 that is included in the DLC (data link connector). Whenever battery power is lost to the luggage compartment lid module, luggage compartment lid motor or the luggage compartment lid closing motor; the system must be initialized.

NOTE: The luggage compartment lid motor is equipped with an optical sensor that the module uses to determine if the lid is closing on foreign materials based on lid speed. If the module detects this occurring, power and ground will be reversed to the lid motor and the lid will open.
  1. Verify the customer concern by operating the luggage compartment lid using the four different methods (driver door trim panel button, transmitter button, keyless entry keypad and key) to duplicate the concern.
  1. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical or electrical damage.


Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Luggage compartment lid motor
  • Luggage compartment lid closing motor
  • Luggage compartment lid latch
  • Luggage compartment lid and hinges
  • Battery junction box (BJB) fuse(s):
    • 109 (40A)
    • 1 (30A)
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse(s):
    • 30 (7.5A)
    • 14 (7.5A)
  • Circuitry

  1. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step. Verify the two grounds (G204, G401) are clean, tight and free from corrosion. Remove and clean to make sure.
  1. Monitoring the PIDS in the luggage compartment lid module can verify the DDM is sending the lid-open signal to the lid module. They can also be used to determine if the latch switches, the lid switches and the lid motor sensors are all providing the luggage compartment lid module with the correct and necessary information to operate the system. The VSO input can shut the system down if there is a signal indicating 5 kph (3 mph) or more.
  1. If the electrical lid operation is ok, but the key is ineffective, refer to Section 501-14 .
  1. If the cause is not visually evident, connect the diagnostic tool to the data link connector (DLC) located under the instrument panel and select the vehicle to be tested from the diagnostic tool menu. If the diagnostic tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
    • check that the program card is correctly installed.
    • check the connections to the vehicle.
    • check the ignition switch position.
    • If the diagnostic tool still does not communicate with the vehicle, refer to the diagnostic tool operating manual.
  1. Carry out the DATA LINK DIAGNOSTIC TEST. If the diagnostic tool responds with:
    • CKT 914, CKT 915 or CKT 70 = ALL ECUs NO RESP/NOT EQUIP, refer to Section 418-00 .
    • NO RESP/NOT EQUIP for luggage compartment lid module, Go To Pinpoint Test A .
    • SYSTEM PASSED, retrieve and record the continuous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), erase the continuous DTCs, and carry out the self-test diagnostics for the luggage compartment lid module.
  1. If the DTCs retrieved are related to the concern, go to the luggage compartment lid module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index to continue diagnostics. For lighting control module (LCM) concerns, refer to Section 419-10 for a complete DTC index.
  1. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, proceed to the Symptom Chart. Luggage Compartment Lid Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1342 ECU is Defective Luggage compartment lid module INSTALL a new luggage compartment lid module. B1359 Input Low When Key in RUN/START Position Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test A . B1551 Latch/Lid Release Circuit Failure Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test C . B2418 Sensor Power Short to Ground Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2419 Sensor 1 Invalid Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2420 Sensor 2 Invalid Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2421 Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Failure Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test C . B2522 Vbatt 1 Circuit Failure Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test A . B2552 Vbatt 2 Open Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test A . B2698 Vbatt 2 Circuit Failure Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test A . B2703 OPEN CLOSE SW Input Stuck Active Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2718 Lid Ajar Output - Short to Battery Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2721 Lid Ajar Output Circuit Failure Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2748 Drive Motor Open Circuit Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2755 Drive Motor Short to Battery Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2757 Drive Motor Output Short to Ground Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2825 Obstacle Detection Path of Decklid Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2876 Striker Drive Short to Battery Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test D . B2877 Striker Drive Output Short to Ground Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test D . B2905 Striker Motor Open Circuit Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test D . B2906 Striker Up SW Input Invalid Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test D . B2907 Striker Down SW Invalid Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test D . B2908 Latch SW Input Invalid Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2910 Striker Up SW/Striker Down SW Mismatch Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test D . B5131 Clutch Circuit Failure Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test B . C1123 Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit - Fault Luggage compartment lid module Go To Pinpoint Test C . Do you know what diagnostic trouble code's are ? That would be the first place to start , checking for code's . An seeing how you probably don't have a ford IDS - scanner . your best bet mite be to take it to a qualified ford - lincoln dealer

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How do i get into the trunk on my 2003 grandam with no key and my trunk button on my door doesnt work


Voltage is applied at all times through the TRUNK REL/RFA fuse to the rear compartment lid release switch and the switch side of the rear compartment lid release relay. When the release switch is pressed, the following actions occur:
• The switch closes.
• Voltage is applied to the coil side of the rear compartment lid release relay.
When the transaxle is in PARK or NEUTRAL, the rear compartment lid release relay is grounded through the transaxle range switch. With the coil side of the relay energized, the relay contacts close, applying voltage to the rear compartment lid release motor.
If the vehicle is equipped with remote entry, the switch operation is the same, except when the contacts in the rear compartment lid release relay close, voltage is applied through the normally closed contacts of the remote control door lock receiver. This action occurs in order to apply voltage to the rear compartment lid release motor.

Can you check fuse's , relay ? Both are located in the left insturment panel fuse box . Fuse Block - Left I/P
On the left side of the I/P
you need to open the drivers door to get to it ,on very end of the insturment panel .
Do you know anything about relay's , how they work ? If you pull the relay out of the fuse box an look on the bottom you will see four set's of numbers . 30 & 87 . if you took a piece of wire an jumped were this pins plug into the fuse box the trunk would open . provided there is B+ voltage at pin 30 .
There are videos on youtube showing how to test relays and their circuits .

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My 1994 toyota camry sunroof will not close and is wide open. How can I manually close it? Pictured is the motor


You could pull the motor loose from the gear that moves the sunroof up and down the track, then pull it shut if you absolutely have to. I would troubleshoot why it won't close first (check the fuse, if good then test for 12 volts at the motor) because it may not seal properly if you just pull it shut. Have you checked anything electrical?

-Plemmons

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Which fuse is for the trunk lid release


There is a motor back there. You gently push the trunk lid down, then the motor pulls it closed. Fuse #8 15 amp, but usually people damage this system by slamming the trunk lid, then the motor needs replaced. I hope that's not the case; they are $$$ not cheap. if the door locks and the power mirrors work, this fuse is good.

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Trunk does not completely close


The trunk latch contains a switch which closes when the trunk lid is pushed closed by hand, then this switch sends power to the trunk lid pull down motor which then finishes closing the trunk lid. Often the switch or motor will go bad and the whole thing will stop working. It takes a little testing to figure out which part is at fault but they are usually quite easy to fix.

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1997 cadillic sts trunk lid will not latch to close. i don't have a shop manual for the car and am not sure where to start. a 20a fuse labeled pull down in trunk is o.k. have not used dmm or test light to...


Do you mean the pulldown is not working, or the trunk lid latch is not connecting to the pulldown assembly when you try to close the trunk?

This latter case typically happens when someone slams the trunk lid down several times not realizing there is a pulldown system and thinking slamming it will make it close (this often breaks something). Check the latch on the trunk lid - if it's in the closed position, use the key to try to move it to the open position and try gently closing the lid again.

If not, there is also a switch on the pulldown assembly that starts the pulldown motor when it is depressed by the closing trunk lid - you can also check this to make sure it's working. Otherwise, either the latch or the pulldown assembly has been bent/broken.

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The windows and sun roof doesnt work i think i have a blown fuse


The fuse and relay box on the E30 and E36 models is located in the engine compartment. The E36 models also has relay boxes located under the left side of the dashboard.

Circuit Breakers
Resetting & Replacement

Circuit breakers are located inside the fuse panel. They are automatically reset when the problem corrects itself, is repaired, or the circuit cools down to allow operation again.

One of the less known about fuses that can cause all this to go out is the fuseable link. It is in a black plastic box near the battery. It is an appx 60A thin metal strip fuse. Check the website link to the right for more info.

Also, I suggest check your Fuse Diagram in the BMW 525i Owners Manual here.

Power Sunroof
Emergency Closure Operation

The sunroof is equipped with an emergency closure feature should the sunroof motor fail or the vehicle has lost electrical power. To close the sunroof under these conditions:
  1. Remove the front headliner trim panel.
  2. Using the 6mm hex key that is included with the tool kit, insert the key into the hex socket and turn the socket to close the sunroof.
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Fig. Remove the trim panel to access the sunroof motor

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Fig. Insert the 6mm hex tool from the tool kit and turn the hex socket to close the sunroof


Removal & Installation
E30 Models

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Fig. Sunroof components-E30 3 Series shown, E36 similar

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Fig. Sunroof lid retainer clip location-E30 3 Series shown, E36 similar
  1. Open the sunroof lid 2-4 inches (5-10cm).
  2. Unclip the roof liner frame and push back into the opening.
  3. Close the sunroof lid and loosen the screws on each end of the gates.
  4. Pull in the retainers, remove the center screws and lift off the lid.
  5. Remove the cover over the motor and gearbox. Close the sunroof lid, if not already closed.
  6. Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the 3 mounting screws. Remove the motor and gearbox.
  7. Push the cables back evenly on both sides. Remove the rail covers and pull the cables out of the guides.
  8. Place the cable in the center position of the gate and press off.
To install:
  1. Install the cables to the gate. The cable are marked with the proper side of installation. Do not lubricate fabric covered cables.
  2. Pull the cables through guides and align the cables. Insert a hex key through the gate and cable at the 0 position.
  3. Install the motor and gearbox. The motor and gearbox must be synchronized with the hole in the drivegear aligned between the centers of the 2 gears. Torque the bolts to 2.0 ft. lbs. (2.8 Nm).
  4. Install the sunroof lid. Use new screws and torque to 2.5 ft. lbs. (3.5 Nm).
  5. Adjust the sunroof lid. Pull the roof liner frame into position and clip into place.

E36 Models
  1. Close the sunroof fully. With a quick actuation of the sunroof opening button, open the sunroof so the back edge of the lid depresses 0.08-0.12 inches (2-3mm).
  2. Slowly push the roof liner panel back into the roof. Do not force or use a quick motion or damage could occur.
  3. Remove the mounting screws and pull the lid off at the rear side. Do not operate the sunroof with the panel removed.
To install:
  1. Install the lid and check that the hooks and levers align. Install the screws with threadlocker or use new micro-encapsulated screws. Torque to 2.5 ft. lbs. (3.5 Nm).
  2. Adjust the sunroof lid. Lower the rear of the lid by operating the motor. Pull the liner forward and clip into place.

Good luck.

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1st you need to get the window down are all fuses good ....if so you can get the inside panel off and gain access to the motor is the motor bad well you'll need to use a test light and determine power to it with a good ground and test with the key in the on position if power is present then make sure the connection is solid and work the window button if the trunk itself is not fully closed the window switch may not work as well after all above is checked remove the bolts from either the window itself 10 mm i believe or 7/16 wrench to remove the glass then you may open the lid and repair as needed and reassemble the glass close the lock_s itself and use teh switch to drop window down and then pull on the release handle to open the locks back up n close lid hatch and ensure the proper working of the window you may need to adjust the window one way or the other for alignment and if working good at this point reinstall the rear panel and yer done

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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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