Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, 2006 STS Trunk latch did not lock. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I broke it, then fixed it.. Check this out if your trunk will not lock when you close it. I ...
- 04-21-11 06:37 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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2006 STS Trunk latch did not lock.
I broke it, then fixed it.. Check this out if your trunk will not lock when you close it.
I loaded the trunk with stuff and had to bungee it down.. After I emptied my stuff and tried to close the trunk it failed to lock!!!
I checked around the trunk and after closing harder and harder it would finally lock. But I knew that I had broke something.
Anyhow, I found a tiny little spring on the "Latch" that had been plucked out of a retaining spot (this happend when I used the bungee to hook on the "latch" to keep the trunk lowered).
I used a pair of small tweezers to stretch the spring back into place.
Before you take your car to the dealer and they charge you $300 to fix this problem, check this out first you may be able to save some money.
- 05-20-11 12:23 PM #2Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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Re: 2006 STS Trunk latch did not lock.
Hey The duck66
Same thing just happened to me. Went to close the trunk and it wouldn't close. I just wanted to send you a Thank You. Slipped the plastic cover off and reattached the spring. I remembered your post and it took that po'ed feeling right away!! And the trunk now closes!!