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Old 12-13-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default 93 bonneville trunk lock died :(

Hey all the remote for my bonne died and the key for the trunk won't work. Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can I get my trunk open so I can change the lock?
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Turn your ignition on and hit the button on the driver'* door.

(92/93 require ignition on to do this, 94/95 don't)
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it is dead also :(
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Check your fuses and the relay. The relay is located at the base of the passenger side a-pillar. Remove the hushpanel to acces it.

Can you hear or feel the relay clicking when you press the door button? Can you short the two contacts on the door button connector with a paper clip for a second and check also (to verify the switch)?

If the relay doesn't click, check the fuse and consider replacing the relay if necessary. If it clicks, your trunk latch is out of adjustment, preventing the unlock solenoid from releasing the latch mechanism. If this is the case, you can press the door button at the same instant someone pushes down on your trunk firmly (spoiler), then have them release quickly. The latch will release if done with perfect timing.

Let us know what you find from the above. I don't remember the fuse number off the top of my head, but can look it up for you if you need it.
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Please do as I no longer have my books
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is there an emergency trunk release. My kids think it is fun to climb thru the armrest access door
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Not on a 93. But if your kids know how to find the latch in the dark, they can pop it by using a screwdriver blade. That'* a long shot though.

You can remove the seat bottom and seat back, and get in there, but you'll have to do some other work to get a space big enough (may have to cut some cardboard and nylon straps). Been there, done that at a wrecker to get the trunk open so I could get a power antenna replacement.

Do the checks I listed above. It'll take less time. I have yet to see the trunk latch release solenoid fail. That'* in over 5 years. Latch can fail, and not latch at all, but I've yet to see a single unlatch solenoid failure here with over 9000 members. Some with multiple cars.
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sounds like a job for my 3 yr old son he loves messing with tools and taking things apart. I'm gonna give him a shot at it.
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Waste of time in the long run.

Your problem is more likely to be the fuse, relay or switch, and you'll have to repair that eventually anyway, or simply get a replacement remote if needed, or a new battery for your existing one.

The fuse, relay and switch can take 30 minutes to troubleshoot with my guide above.
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A replacement remote would be wonderful where can i find one for the car.
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