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My trunk will not open with the inside trunk release nor with the keyless remote? I think it's a loose wire, but where would I start to find it?

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If the key opens the trunk by hand, the problem is most likely the electric actuator or its linkage on the backside of the lock assembly accessible thru trunk or lid check linkage and wire connector first, check for voltage at connector when release button is pushed.. reply back if you have further questions...MK

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4) Check to see if the wire leading to the engine is not cut along the line

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