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    Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    So I am pretty sure my relay in my glovebox is fried when i push it with car on nothing happens no sound at all, but when I push trunk release on my keyless I can hear something happening inside dash but not sure what. also I have a cable in my trunk that is not plugged into anything am I missing the trunk release switch photos






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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    You are missing the release mechanism and the solenoid. It should mount to the black latch. I had on in a drawer in my garage for years. Just went to check. It must have evaporated. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    You are missing the release mechanism and the solenoid. It should mount to the black latch. I had on in a drawer in my garage for years. Just went to check. It must have evaporated. Sorry.
    Yeah I know something was not right so if I were to buy new on eBay I need both the release mechanism and solenoid or is it sold as one unit

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    It is usually just one unit that goes in place of the latch that is there now. Forget ebay just goto some junk yards and you can see exactly what's missing and grab those parts.

    Once you have the missing part the button in the glove box will only work with the ignition on.

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    Oh wait! This is for a '91 SDV? Do you have the release AND auto pull down or just the release? The auto pull down is a totally different mechanism and is on the bottom under the carpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    Oh wait! This is for a '91 SDV? Do you have the release AND auto pull down or just the release? The auto pull down is a totally different mechanism and is on the bottom under the carpet.
    I have auto pull down works perfect just no trunk opener

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    OK, in that case forget everything we told you so far. You could have a bad switch, relay, or solenoid. I'd start with the solenoid. See if you have power there when someone presses the release button. If not, then work your way back to the relay and then the button.

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    OK, in that case forget everything we told you so far. You could have a bad switch, relay, or solenoid. I'd start with the solenoid. See if you have power there when someone presses the release button. If not, then work your way back to the relay and then the button.
    Huh?? His trunk latch in the picture is missing the release part. All the posts still make sense.

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    Maybe I am forgetting what it looks like, but when I saw that he has a '91, it made me stop and think. I was picturing the old '70's and '80's release mechanism without the trunk pull down. If he has the pull down, everything is in the mechanism on the lower part.

    This is what I was originally thinking of.



    This is what he has (or should have).

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    I have the second picture, is trunk release located in pull down unit? or am I still missing parts. Thanks for your help

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    The release mechanism is not part of the pull down unit.

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    Ok so junkyard find parts got it.


    Thanks

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Maybe I am forgetting what it looks like, but when I saw that he has a '91, it made me stop and think. I was picturing the old '70's and '80's release mechanism without the trunk pull down. If he has the pull down, everything is in the mechanism on the lower part.

    This is what I was originally thinking of.



    This is what he has (or should have).
    No, the lower part is only the pull down. The release is supposed to be part of the latch that's on the trunk lid.

    It seems like the rest of the parts are there or at least some of it, the noise in the dash when you press the button on the remote is probably the relay.

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    Re: Am I missing trunk release? !!with pictures!!

    That's not how I remember it, but it's been a loooong time since I've seen one and as they say, the memory is the second thing to go. Since you have a '91 I'd take your word over mine and that loose wire hanging off the deck lid seems to confirm what you are saying.

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    Found one at pick and pull $16 but work perfect thanks again guys

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