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Old 04-28-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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so my power trunk release isn't working....when i push the button i can hear a clicking sound coming from the glovebox area, but that'* it. any ideas what the problem could be?

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Sounds like a possibility for the trunk latch actuator failure....

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thanks for the quick reply; i'll look into that today
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It could be either a mechanical bind, or an electrical problem.

Try it with the trunk lid open, and see if the actuator moves. If it does, but not when it'* closed, lube and adjust as necessary.

If it doesn't, it'* electrical. I've had both problems.
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Some cars have a trunk swith lockout. This lockout is in the trunk. The remote, or the key will still open the trunk, but the lockout disables the trunk switch on the driver'* door.
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I know the 93'* didn't have the valet switch, and I'm pretty certain the 94 didn't either. It'* in the glovebox if equipped, but that would typically disable BEFORE the relay, not the actuator. He can hear the relay clicking.
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The 1994 is not equipped with that..lol 1996 and later are if memory serves..lol

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JR sounds to be on the money (as usual). No where in my 95 books do I have anything about a lockout.
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Nope the 95'* don't have this option either...

neither do the 87-91, 92-94.... I think it was an added item when GM made some small changes to the Body 96-99 <---- I guess we could say GM finally fixed some of the bugs that the 92-95 bonnies had... Note the word Some...

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My '94 and my '92 didn't have it either, but they didn't have all available options, so, I thought I'd throw that out there just in case it could be something simple.
I'll try to be more sure next time...
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