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Latch of trunk won't open.. lots of clicking noise.

The rapid clicking noise is all I get from the hatch when I push any of the door-open buttons (key fob, front door, back hatch). Very frustrating. My husband has pushed down on hatch while I hit release, we have been lucky that sometimes it opens but can't guarantee when it will..

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Had the same exact trouble. Changed the relay #36. Check the owners manual pages that show where all of the fuses/relays are. The fuse box for this relay is in the trunk area so I had to crawl in cuz the trunk wouldn't open. Good uck...hope this helps

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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    pattycake634 Mar 06, 2012

    THANKS FOR THE GREAT INFORMATION... IT DEFINETLY WAS THE RELAY SWITCH. WE WENT AND BOUGHT A USED ELECTRIC ASSEMBLY LATCH AND THAT IS NOT WHAT IT WAS IT DONE THE SAME THING... EVEN GM SAID THATS WHAT IT WAS, THE ASSEMBLY WHICH IS OVER 200.00 I LIKE TO GIVE THEM A PIECE OF MINE... WHY DIDNT THEY SAY IT COULD BE THE RELAY.... WELL ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION....

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Before it stops working at all, check the solenoid that operates the lock for good connection and ground. If that's OK you will need to change it.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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