: Trunk switch replacement



bighouse427
07-28-12, 03:52 PM
I ordered a new trunk switch for my 2006 Sts. The rubbery button on the outside did not engage the trunk release anymore. Any one know how to replace it and is it hard? Thanks

Brianjetski
08-21-13, 01:15 PM
My decklid switch is also not working, anybody know how to replace it?

FattyCaddyCtsV
08-21-13, 01:29 PM
Are you talking about the release switch?

This?
http://gmpartsonline.net/parts/2005/CADILLAC/STS/?siteid=215055&vehicleid=1430942&section=BODY%20HARDWARE&group=TRUNK%20LID&subgroup=LID%20%26%20COMPONENTS&component=Release%20switch

Just want to make sure you don't mean the actual hardware/latch...

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There's a lot of advice here btw

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-forum-2005-through-2012/289444-soft-trunk-release-button-not-working.html

Ludacrisvp
08-21-13, 02:43 PM
could be the antenna and not the switch...

dannyquest
08-21-13, 06:34 PM
bighouse427, Mine was easy. The clips that hold it in rusted and the switch fell out. Just unplug the attached wire & push the new switch into place. The clips are attached to the switch and will spring out when pushed into the opening. It may a little tough to spring back the clip while the switch is still in the car. I then split the old switch to see inside. Four spring contact push onto a flat copper plate which had thin white coating. I used steel wool to polish the copper plate. Reassembled & tested by connecting to the plug at the trunk deck, work fine. Still installed the new switch. Part# 10383948, $25. plus shipping thur Rippy's Danny