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Cadillac 96 deville - Trunk won't close

I used the key to open the trunk instead of the remote and now I can't get the trunk to close. Won't engage and motor does not work. I checked fuses and those seem fine. Tried using key to release lock that did not work. What can I do to close my trunk, right now its tied down with a rope! Thanks

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Is the lock grabing the stricker? You may have a stuck actuator holding the lock plate open or closed. Check operation. If it does lock and will not pull down to close compleatly you need to replace the pull down switch.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Try spraying the inner portion of it with some WD40 or similar lubricant. It sounds like something must be stuck. After you spray it, keep working the key and pushing the remote until you get some results. Good luck. Let me know how you make out.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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You will most likely have to replace the trunk lid latch. The other possibility is to lubricate the latch and keyhole and work them back and forth until they move smoothly.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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