: Automatic Trunk

01-13-06, 02:21 PM
can anyone help me.. in my 79 sedan deville all of a sudden one day i opened my trunk and the motor kept on going and was sticking and wouldnt stop unless i pushed down the little button that locks it in place...and closing the trunk is a bitch now cause i got to keep messing with it to get it all the way to lock in place and crunch down.does anyone know why the motor keeps on running while the trunk is open??would help alot..thnx

01-14-06, 07:11 AM
Sounds like the switch it bad. (That little button you pushed down on)
I replaced mine (94 DeVille), Its fairly easy and if I remember right the switch is only about $15

02-16-06, 02:08 PM
I have the same problem on my 91 DeVille. I thought it may require replacing the whole mechanism. Is the switch you discussed, just a part of the mechanism? Was it a stock item at the Cad dealer or available at a parts store?
Appreciate you input.