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Trunk lock Hi: Me again....that sounds REALLY there an easier way to diagnose it? Also, do know if the manuals are expensive? Thanks VeraLynne

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    Nathan Rankin May 11, 2010

    im not sure of your problem!!



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Ahh i had the same problem.... i looked at my fuses and they were fine and even my wires LOOKED fine... give them a little tug just to make sure they aren't disconnected.... if not a new motor is about sixty dollars and simple to replace

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