Hey to All. I replaced the trunk pull down mechanism on my 84 Eldo. I found the exact part (complete assembly) on eBay and mechanically it was plug and play. It's a 3 pin connector. When I plugged it in, the motor whirred to life and drove the latch to the up position. At this point I'm very optimistic that this will be easy. But when I closed the trunk lid............nothing. Nada. I have read through all the previous threads and it seems the paddle switch is the culprit. Or secondly the ground. Before I start that little job, is there a way to test the thing? Since the mounts between the assembly and the frame are made of plastic, the ground must be in one of the three pin connectors. And then the two others are positives which switch between "up" and "down". So theoretically I should be able to test with a battery to drive the thing in both directions, right? Unless the ground is made when the trunk lid latch hits the pull down latch. But if it is the paddle switch my tests will be useless because no current is going to get past it. Anyway, any clever ideas would be appreciated. At this point the trunk is closed in the up position and although not perfect, it's not an emergency. I just want everything to work as it should. Thanks.