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I have '99 LHS and the push button trunk release just quit working. the remote doesn't work either. I checked the fuses/relays under the hood and all the little fuses by the left dash, but everythings good there. Would appreciate any help before going to a mech or the dealer.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    check the solenoid that operates the latch...is there power there when you activate it?

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The body computer controls this and a lot more ,very costly . its located at the right kick pannel ,the wiring harness should be cleaned and the computer board will get corroed from heat ,you may take a brush and clean the pins on the board to see if this helps,if it doed spray the part with a spray to insulate it...

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  • rwmqe Oct 25, 2009

    the body computer controls this and a lot more ,very costly . its located at the right kick pannel ,the wiring harness should be cleaned and the computer board will get corroed from heat ,you may take a brush and clean the pins on the board to see if this helps,if it doed spray the part with a spray to insulate it...

  • rwmqe Oct 25, 2009

    the body computer controls this and a lot more ,very costly . its located at the right kick pannel ,the wiring harness should be cleaned and the computer board will get corroed from heat ,you may take a brush and clean the pins on the board to see if this helps,if it doed spray the part with a spray to insulate it...

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