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1997 cadillic sts trunk lid will not latch to close. i don't have a shop manual for the car and am not sure where to start. a 20a fuse labeled pull down in trunk is o.k. have not used dmm or test light to find power or ground. i could use some help understanding the setup. 4 wires maybe orange, red, black and one with a tracer. this is my uncles car and not at my house. my question is how to correctly diagnose the problem.

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Do you mean the pulldown is not working, or the trunk lid latch is not connecting to the pulldown assembly when you try to close the trunk?

This latter case typically happens when someone slams the trunk lid down several times not realizing there is a pulldown system and thinking slamming it will make it close (this often breaks something). Check the latch on the trunk lid - if it's in the closed position, use the key to try to move it to the open position and try gently closing the lid again.

If not, there is also a switch on the pulldown assembly that starts the pulldown motor when it is depressed by the closing trunk lid - you can also check this to make sure it's working. Otherwise, either the latch or the pulldown assembly has been bent/broken.

Posted on Jul 14, 2017

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SOURCE: which duse is for a 95 sts trunk close

the fuse is in the fuse box in the trunk and it is a 10amp fuse marked body2

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SOURCE: Trunk will not latch

try putting washers under the bottom catch to lift up slightly maybe not pushing latch up to lock in place

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Trunk pull Down Motor Suddenly stopped working

did it quit making the noise when you lightly push down on the trunk? most people slam these trunks and your not suppose to you are only to put light pressure on them and they pull it closed theirself.. you might check your relays under the hood and look in the box lid to see which one it is.. if this is not the problem you might have to replace the motor to the latch .. you might check with a test light to see if there is power to the motor first though .. thanks and holler if you have more Jerry .

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Eldorado trunk will latch closed but motor will not start

Go to dealer and purchase a lid pull down switch. Put it on. Fix car.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 Buick Park Ave Ultra power trunk latch won't latch .

The latch on the deck lid needs to be clicked open so it can catch the striker. Try key to unlock and see if you can get the latch hook open.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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