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    crispy_chick3n is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    trunk latch keeps cycling

    hey i have a 99 eldorado and the trunk latch keeps cycling up and down with the trunk open, once the trunk is closed the motor will stop cycling. i have never worked on or around one of these latches before, so i have no idea where to start. ive tried google, and mitchell1, and i havent gotten any useful information. any help would be appreciated, and ill try my best to answer any questions you have. thanks

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    Re: trunk latch keeps cycling



    Sounds like a stuck switch. Check the pull down actuator switch. I think it's next to the latch.

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    Re: trunk latch keeps cycling

    sorry for late reply, the trunk has been on the back burner. if you are talking about the switch that gets pushed down when the lid closes, i believe that one is fine. you can push it down with the trunk open, and it will stop the latch. i noticed a switch that the latch moves when it goes up and down, could that be the one you are talking about? if so is there a way to test it?

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    Re: trunk latch keeps cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by crispy_chick3n View Post
    sorry for late reply, the trunk has been on the back burner. if you are talking about the switch that gets pushed down when the lid closes, i believe that one is fine. you can push it down with the trunk open, and it will stop the latch. i noticed a switch that the latch moves when it goes up and down, could that be the one you are talking about? if so is there a way to test it?
    No, Ranger is talking about the latch switch on the decklid. Not the switch next to the actuator motor. They're a common failure item and cause the exact symptoms you describe. About $30 at the dealer.

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