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Good afternoon! The cadillac you have uses two switches to control the automatic pull down feature. If the trunk was unintentionally slammed it can break one or both switches. The switch in the decklid (or trunk door)controls the light in trunk and is also a input to the lower switch at motor to signal trunk closing. Even though the light in trunk works this does not mean close signal portion is ok. The limit switch(mounted to pulldown motor unit is the other switch. This switch has a small plastic lever,a even smaller little tab,and has one screw retaining it to pulldown unit. I have replaced the switch on the pulldown unit 90 percent of the time. As i said earlier there is a chance both switches could be damaged. Hope this information helps you!

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