Question about 1993 Lincoln Town Car
If it works intermittently, you probably have a damaged wire -- my guess would be where the wiring harness goes to the trunk lid. The constant motion of use can damage the wires internally. They still look ok on the outside usually, you'll have to check them electrically (with a meter or test light) The other possibility is damage to the harness that goes to the latch from something moving in the trunk and hitting it. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Minor corrosion and wear occurs in the plug at the actuator. The pins or female connectors may be worn and loose. There are four holes in the receiving plug on the actuator. Easy to probe with test light (not to deep or you'll ground out on the motor housing and blow the fuse). Probe the 3 wires with test light, ground clip end on test light. Activate (toggle (push) up and release for each test) finger switch on the trunk lid lock. If no power probe wire side of plug (back). Stick 3 straight pins or paper clips alog side the wires to contact the female terminals. If still no power, work your way down the harness up to the trunk lid switch. Another quickie: Push the deck lid lock finger switch up, with the activator motor plug exposed, grab the plug and shake it. If you can get it to function and fail, on failure grab each wire with a needle nose plier, push and pull each wire starting with the one toward the front of the vehicle. If you're successful, try bending the male terminal or slightly closing the female terminal. Finess is necessary here.
Posted on May 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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