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Trunk will not latch properly. This leaves deck light on on dashboard which is draining the battery

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Ask a panel beater to have a look for you ,it might need some application with a porta power hydraulic ram to straighten something out

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Battery dead 2 mornings this wk, battery 2 yrs old checked out good, dashboard light says trunk open but not, Could this drain battery or maybe sensor is bad?


Check the switch of the trunk light if it's shutting off when the trunk close. The indicator light on your dashboard says something's wrong. Although the trunk bulb consumes small power when switched on (i guess it's only 5W), but draining out the battery power depends on how long the vehicle hasn't been started to re-charge the battery.

Feb 23, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Why does my trunk open on its own and drain battery even when I only use a key and have no remote fob?


Hi Mac...Not sure what year or kind of car but...When your trunk opens, the trunk light comes on which will drain battery down. You can remove the bulb for quick fix...for the drain problem. You can do a battery drain test after you pull the bulb out...just to make sure it is not something else draining Batt down. Remember...your car comp has a small drain to operate clock, radio memory, and computer memory...So when doing Batt drain test you need to know factory allowed Amp drain.
.Trunk latch probably needs an adjustment. Bolts could have loosened on latch. Sometimes you can see the bracket has shifted. Loosen bolts and slide bracket back to original markings. Tighten bolts. My kids thought it was funny playing with the fob key on wife's car and accidently setting off alarm. I had no fob for the key I used on her car. Body shop can quickly adjust trunk latch for a few bucks. Once it is adjusted, put the bulb back in.

Jan 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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AUTO TRUNK LID DOES NOT FULLY CLOSE


adjust the latch so that the catch will lock over properly. You may need to use a round bar ( screwdriver blade ) Place it under the latch and while pressing on the release button pull the latch out to the open position. The latch may be 1/2 closed before the boot is put down and the latch will not go any further

Feb 15, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Boot light on dashboard is illuminated


Try adjusting the latch first if the trunk is loose, if that is ok then replace the trunk lid ajar switch located in the latch.

Jun 08, 2012 | 2006 Hyundai Sonata 3.3

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The word deck is coming up where the kilometers usually is. what does this mean?


it means your trunk lid is ajar or open..switch in trunk latch may be faulty if latch is closed properly

Nov 13, 2009 | 2002 Chrysler Sebring

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CAR PROBLEM


There is a small switch near the trunk latch or in the trunk latch, you will have remove the connector from that switch and put a little wire jumper in it so the body control module (BCM) thinks the truck is closed, otherwise just remove the bulb, but that requires pulling the instrument cluster out.

Sep 24, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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Trunk open light on dashboard trunk light on all time. goes off when applying brakes 2004 accent


Well I took it to a trusted mechanic and unfortunately for me it was not the switch in the trunk. The switch for the accent trunk light is built into the trunk latch which would be easy to fix, but I knew that because of the light going off when you press the brake it had to be a short somewhere, which it did turn out to be. Too bad we couldn't actually find the short, it is probably something rubbing on a gound somewhere. I actually just took the bulb out of the dash behind the trunk open indicator so it wouldn't drain my battery.

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