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#2117137 - 08/16/10 08:08 AM Power Trunk Release
Summit Offline
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Registered: 07/12/08
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Loc: VA
Oddball thing happened yesterday. The trunk release went nuts. Working fine then suddenly, stopped working. I push the interior release and the fob and I can hear the rely working but the latch does not open. Here's the kicker - With the car running and in park and the trunk closed, I put it in drive and the trunk releases! If it is in drive and I have someone close it and put it in park, it releases again. Finally, I had to pull the power to the release, which killed the trunk light and the light above the license plate. No other electrical problems. Any insight into this?
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#2117179 - 08/16/10 09:22 AM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: Summit]
SgtTaz Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3131
Loc: Chicago, IL
Double check all your fuses. I had it happen similar before and another fuse was blown causing the issue. This was on a CVPI without an alarm or key-less entry. Put your car information in your signature for future reference. If your using an after market alarm this could be another factor and a different (cause)problem as well.
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#2117180 - 08/16/10 09:22 AM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: Summit]
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#2117641 - 08/16/10 07:23 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: gDMJoe]
Summit Offline
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Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 54
Loc: VA
Any other ideas on this? When I push the trunk release button or the fob, I here a relay engaging (or so that's what I think it is) by the lower right drivers door. Everything else works fine. Windows, door locks, parking brake release, light timers - all work fine.
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#2117651 - 08/16/10 07:32 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: Summit]
TheDriver959 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/08
Posts: 644
Loc: Oshawa, ON
Certainly a strange problem. Check your fuses and relays. Check the wiring also. Something might be interfering and the fuses simply aren't catching it.
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#2117912 - 08/17/10 01:22 AM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: TheDriver959]
SgtTaz Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3131
Loc: Chicago, IL
So your hearing the actuator? If your hearing the noise and it's not popping the release itself might have broke. open your trunk and try the fob see if the actuator is in fact working. If it is the connection might have broke and needs replacement.
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#2118474 - 08/17/10 05:59 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: SgtTaz]
Summit Offline
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Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 54
Loc: VA
I'll check the connections all around again. Still the odd thing is that when I close the trunk and put the car in drive the trunk pops open! If I close it while still in drive and shift to park it pops open again. Weird.
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#2118548 - 08/17/10 07:35 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: Summit]
BigMerc96 Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 11552
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Sounds like a short somewhere. When you put it in reverse, dose it pop then?
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I've read a lot of threads on CVN, and this one is probably the worst.

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#2119090 - 08/18/10 01:01 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: BigMerc96]
Summit Offline
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Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 54
Loc: VA
Need to check that one - would it make a difference if it did not pop open?
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#2119242 - 08/18/10 03:48 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: Summit]
BigMerc96 Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 11552
Loc: I can see Detroit from here!
I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure the trunk release is grounded to the trunk lid, therefore when the reverse lights come on, it could pop the trunk if the ground is bad or there is a short(like the feed for the lights shorting to the trunk lid). The reverse lights flash whenever you change into drive from park (or the other way around)since you go past reverse.

Either way, if it doesn't pop, there is probably still a short somewhere.
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1997 Town Car Cartier ~118k miles, 70mm TB, Ported Plenum, Gutted Airbox, Mechanical Fan Delete, Contour E-fan Retrofit, Dual exhaust with Magnaflows, rear cat delete, MSD Ignition, KYB Gas-A-Justs, Marauder/HPP rear sway bar, P71 front bar, air ride reinstated, Blinker Mod, Caddy 4-note horn retrofit, Wood rim steering wheel retrofit.. Smashed 1/13/13....I fixt it..
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 117,485mi. R.I.P. 7/14/12 frown
Originally Posted By: BillyBishop
I've read a lot of threads on CVN, and this one is probably the worst.

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#2151079 - 09/30/10 02:31 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: BigMerc96]
Summit Offline
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Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 54
Loc: VA
Still having trouble here. No matter what gear I put it in, as soon as I do it the trunk pop open. Think it could be the accuator for the power door locks? When I push the trunk lock button on the side of the door, I can hear it working but the truck does not open until I put it in gear.
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#2398238 - 10/30/11 06:16 PM Re: Power Trunk Release [Re: Summit]
orlandobob2 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1
Loc: fl
i got the exact thing happening on an 02 LX sport

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