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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello everyone: About a couple weeks ago, the power mechanism on the trunk stopped working. The trunk will not open ...
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    Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille

    Hello everyone:

    About a couple weeks ago, the power mechanism on the trunk stopped working. The trunk will not open by the button in the car or the trunk button on the key remote. You can use the key to open it from the outside, but also, the thing that goes up to pull the trunk down when you close the trunk also does not work. I was not around when this happened but my mom said that she had to open the trunk with the key and could not get it to close. Someone who lives nearby where we are had to help get it closed and I don't know how he did it. I'm wondering what could be causing the power motor for the trunk to stop working all of a suddenly. The gas cap door button still works luckily.

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    Re: Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille

    Check your fuses. Always a good place to begin.

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    Re: Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille

    Where is the fuse panel?

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    Re: Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille

    I believe one is under the hood and another in the trunk behind the liner against the rear seat back, but the owners manual will tell you where they are.

    Sounds like you have lost all power to the trunk motor/release mechanism.

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    Pull down motor fuse is a 20 amp and is behind the trunk cover in the trunk, drivers side. Not aware of any trunk circuits in the engine bay.

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    Re: Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille

    The culprit is probably the switch mounted on the lower side of the latch inside the trunk. These things fail as does the switch on the trunk lid side but this lower one is usually the one to go. It controls "the thing that goes up to pull the trunk down". $20 part and easy to replace. Typically it is only the switch and the motor it controls will not need to be replaced. Hope this solves it for you.

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    Re: Power Trunk Problems in 1997 DeVille

    If I were to go check, what if I can't get the trunk closed again?

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