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Old 05-01-2006, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The trunk was working fine, but now I can only open it with the remote or the key, it does not open when I unlock the doors, must be something I did, please help, thanks
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Check the wires coming into your trunk. Open the trunk, and you should be able to see a wiring harness wrapped in some sort of insulator on the left (amybe right) side, near the hinges. Look for any strayed or broken wires. I had that problem with my trunk for a while. Since the remote can open it, that rules out a bad actuator motor or any fuses.
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id check out to see if your wiring that goes to the latch is frayed in any way... it doesnt make sense for the remote to work and the power locks not though... umm yeah thats my only guess...
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could the problem be because of some settings? My wife had the car for the weekend and the buttons in the trunk handle are not there anymore, wiring looks ok, thanks
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There is no setting to allow power lock excluding the trunk unless you have a convertible and valet mode is selected (aka locking the glove box)
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You could also Ohm out the switch above the license plate while your in the wiring. It sits out there in the weather, even though covered by rubber boot. Check the boot for cuts, holes, and tears, too.

If you end up needing wiring diagrams, someone know. I have them, and I know others do as well.

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