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Trunk latch My 1994 Park Avenue automatic close trunk latch stopped working. I need the lower (pull-down) unit. I can't find a used one anywhere and the new units are too expensive. Is there a way to retrofit the truck lock thereby eliminating the auto close latch?

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  • Mig12412 Aug 02, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Trunk latch catches but it doesn't comedown. Eventually it come down by itself. I've disconnected the electrical connections and cleaned them but didn't improve the operation.

  • rickdevine Jan 12, 2009

    I have same problem with a 1993 Park Avenue. The trunk will latch but the motor won't pull it down tight. The dealer wanted over 600$ to fix it.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    My 1994 Cadillac DeVille automatic close trunk latch stopped working. I need the lower (pull-down) unit. I can't find a used one anywhere is there a specific name or part number that I could use to do a search online for it?

  • raekemp Jan 29, 2009

    I TRIED TO CLOSE MY TRUNK THE OTHER DAY AND IT WOULD NOT. I FINALLY HAD TO SLAM IT WITH ALL MY MIGHT JUST FOR IT TO CLOSE. I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERYTIME UNTIL I GET IT FIXED.

  • onlytonybolo Mar 05, 2009

    i have the same problem on my 94 park ave. how do i manually lower the latch?

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I own a 92 Buick roadmaster and i had the same problem with mine. i had to disassemble the motor and then turn the gear to lower the hinge. now the trunk closes but i have to have someone help open it now due to no spinge in the trunk lid

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Manualy lower the latch and disconnect the electrical therminal try it out let me know HOPE IT HELP FIXYA OUR POST THANKS PIERRE

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The switch is bad. It is mounted to the pull down latch. Black plastic with one screw and a clip holding it on. I got a new one from a dealership for 32 bucks. Put it on myself. Remove the screw and unhook wires and the clip. Pulls straight up..

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