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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Thanks Rodnok. All the different suggestions got me thinking beyond the typical and consider everything electrical on the car - ...
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    Re: 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening

    Thanks Rodnok. All the different suggestions got me thinking beyond the typical and consider everything electrical on the car - not just what could be related to the trunk lid operation. I decided to pull all the fuses in the trunk and replace them one at a time and check if the trunk popped after each one. A fuse for lights caused the trunk to pop open. I started to check every light on the car and realized that the license plate lamp and the right park lights were not working. I removed these bulbs and they were all blown. I'm am not sure if this is the answer yet, but it looks promising.

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    If nothing else you found somthing else to fix

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    Re: 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening

    Well, it worked for a few hours and now the trunk popping on its own is back. I guess that I have more work to do. I'll post when I find the answer. It has almost become a quest at this point.

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    Re: 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening

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    I reached through an open window and pulled on the headlights - the trunk popped open. I accidentally left the lights on while looking for a problem and drained the battery. I recharged the battery and the car is running fine. I now have lots of codes but I believe that most of them are related to the battery being drained. I did get one code that referenced a short to ground for the reverse lamp relay (code B2477) I also got a high beam fault (code B473) I have cleared the codes and am waiting to check them again. I'm going to keep working on this problem. Now I think that it may be related to the lights somehow.

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    Re: 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening

    how long were the lights on for? they should last for a while without draining the battery
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    I would tame a look at the reverse relay and that high beam relay, very well could be part of the problem.

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    Re: 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening

    The lights were on for a new hours

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    Re: 1999 Deville Trunk Lid Opening

    ah ok ... that makes a bit more sense
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