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    2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    Hey folks, I have a problem on multiple levels...

    A while back I had multiple electrical components quit working - windows, door locks, trunk and fuel door releases, homelink, interior lights. Basically everything tied to the valet switch, and possibly a couple additional items. I have also had issues with the passenger air mix door being all over the map temperature wise, and have replaced it with some iffy results. Finally the load leveling system doesn't compensate for additional weight in the car. The compressor was shot and I replaced it and the corresponding fuse, but still no joy.

    Here's where the "multiple levels" come into play. I went to open the fuel door through the trunk and ran into a bit of a problem. The trunk lock is MIA. All I have is a hole where it should be. Makes it kind of tough to get fuel in the tank

    If I didn't have the electrical issues to tackle, I could live without the trunk for a bit. Petroleum distillates on the other hand...

    So I really have two questions. First, any ideas how to get into the trunk and second, could the leveling system, air mix doors and all of the malfunctioning "valet switch" functions all be tied into a module (ie the rear integration module)? I can't pull codes right now, as the car isn't here right now. We typically store it during the winter.

    Any ideas for getting into the trunk would be GREATLY appreciated!

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    Electrical is NOT my thing, but have you tried opening the fuel door with your FOB? At least you can put gas in it for the time being, if that works.

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    Re: 2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    I should also tell you that we generally store the car winters, so it hasn't been out of the garage for about a month. It's nice out today, so my wife took the car out, which is also why I didn't post codes. It's not here. However, the homelink has begun to work on its own again, but all else is still kaput.

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    No luck with the FOB for anything... locks, fuel door or trunk. One thing that did occur to me is that I did disconnect the valet switch to replace the air mix door, so I will check that as soon as I can. However, if I understand correctly (and that's pretty iffy most days) then the homelink wouldn't work either.

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    Re: 2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    can you take the back seat out and get to the trunk release or lock.long arm.long screw driver.used to work on the old cars..

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    Re: 2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    can you take the back seat out and get to the trunk release or lock.long arm.long screw driver.used to work on the old cars.
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    Not sure... is there a way to take the seat back out without getting into the trunk first? I haven't checked for sure, but I was under the imp[ression that I would need to get into the trunk to take out the seat. I would sure love it if someone proved me wrong though

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    Re: 2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    Not sure on your model. My PA the seat comes out from inside, no nuts or fasteners from trunk side. I'm sure someone can chime in on if it's bolted into trunk or not.

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    Re: 2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmster20 View Post
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    Not sure... is there a way to take the seat back out without getting into the trunk first? I haven't checked for sure, but I was under the imp[ression that I would need to get into the trunk to take out the seat. I would sure love it if someone proved me wrong though
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    the back of the rear seat is removed from inside the car -
    you have to unbolt the seat belts at the bottom -
    then there are 4 clips across the top that must be released -

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    Re: 2000 STS no way to get into trunk

    I don't know if the model years are the same-I had a issuse with the Key Fob/Truck release buttons on the remote and inside the car all quitting at once. After getting the "you valet swich is on" message along with some others help (the switch wasn't on, but apparently MANY people make the mistake of hitting it not knowing what they have done until they can't get to the gas cap or into the truck) I discovered there are several fuses under the rear seat for both functions. All fuses checked out. I moved onto checking the valet switch itself, and it had no power. Then I found this post:"Parasitic draw....by BrokenKnucklez" and in that post "http://bbbind.com/tech_database.html". This database is incredible. Here after much searching I found that fuse number #1, a 10 amp fuse powers the valet switch and it is under the hood in that fuse box. I think it's called ALDS. Anyway, that fuse was blown and when I replaced it all was well in my world again. Search my posts (I posted several times about this issue hoping to get lucky) for the locations of the fuses and relays to check under the back seat.
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