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How Many Trunk Latches Have You Been Through?

  • None

    Votes: 26 76.5%
  • One.

    Votes: 7 20.6%
  • Two-Three.

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • More than three.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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I've had two go out on me since I've had my Eldorado. The first time it just plain broke....the second time, a wire deep within the recesses of the trunk went bad. how bout you guys?

and by the way, doesn't it make you sick when someone slams your trunk :banghead: grrrrrrr
 

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Yeah, That's the first thing I ask people about when they're trunk lock breaks. It's a very common mistake that people make particularly when it's their first Cadillac and they're not used to the pull down latch!
 

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mabey you need a sticker to stick to the trunk that says "Don't Slam Me!" I know I've done it once because I didn't know about the pull down on a Buick that I worked on DOH! :rolleyes:
 

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'Cause , It's a "CADILLAC" and Caddy people love to have little gadjets like that! Which is partly true, You need to remember that they have had these pull downs since the '70s when everybody else had to slam the crap out of the trunk to get it to close! It was VERY cool then, It's a little out dated now and will probably go away soon.....Hopefully!
 

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The worst kind of break is when you're pissed about something and you slam the trunk close. Got no one to blame for the break but yerself.
 

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when I did that thing to the Buick I did it harder the second time because it wouldnt close like it shoud when you slam it :rolleyes: glad I didn't brake it
 

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I always thought it was cool, but always wondered why they were there. They only pull down the trunk about 2 in. People arent that lazy that they cant push the trunk down that far (take that back, me :-D ). What would be really cool is if there was a button on the trunk that would take it ALL the way down. That would be cadillac at its best.
 

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I dont know why they dont just go total power trunk? power up and down
 

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Sometimes in my ceramic tile business I have to load a small order in someone's trunk. When I do, if they're around, I'll just lay the lid down softly and it won't close. I look at them and say "oh.....that's right....it's not a Cadillac".

Of course, once in a while you get a Lincoln with a power trunk.
It does seem kind of silly though.

Also, on our 93 Deville, next to the mechanism, there is a yellow "unlock doors" button, so, if you're loading in the trunk you don't have to fumble around for a remote. I wish my 96 SLS had this feature too.
 

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Yeah, but the trunk could either: smash the load if its delicate, or 2. It could burn out the motor because it didnt get down to the proper level.
 

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This can be eliminated by removing the sensor and applying 12v to the motors tabs which lowers the latch. It takes a few tries to find just the right position so the trunk closes all the way, but once done, you have a normal slam-able trunk. Obviously you want to do it before the motor burns out because it uses a worm gear and cant be turned manually...
 

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None I never slam my trunk.
There was a commercial on TV with some guy taking a cab and the drivers pops the trunk but the guy discreetly holds the trunk and you can see the lied slowly pulling down (as in he needs no luggage to travel).
Is such a cool feature! I love-it is one of the reasons I bought this car.
 

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None I never slam my trunk.
Is a very cool feature, I love-it is one of the reasons I bought this car.


What drives me crazy is when someone slams the hell out of your door when they close it,my wife does it all the time,(what can you say?),
it's worse with the eldo. becuase she hates the big doors, I dont think she does it intentionally, but I still cringe.
 

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Also keep in mind, the people experiencing problems with their latches will most likely vote (being upset of their experience) while people with perfectly functional latches are more likely to pass on this. This is one of the things to consider when reading this poll’s results.
 

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I had to replace the one on my Eldo when I bought it. Carelessness is to blame. Nothing else. The great news is that the parts to fix it can be found on Buick Park Avenues, Oldsmobile Ninety Eights, etc....

It has never broken since I've owned the car.
 

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What drives me crazy is when someone slams the hell out of your door when they close it,my wife does it all the time,(what can you say?),
it's worse with the eldo. becuase she hates the big doors, I dont think she does it intentionally, but I still cringe.[



Sorry,I didn't mean to hi-jack your thread with my door slamming complaint,

My 97 sts has not had latch replaced, but when I bought my 92 eldo 3 months ago it had just been replaced by person I bought it from.
 

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rockauto sells the power latches. some are around $70 and the ACDelco costs $200. Are the cheapies going to be OK?

How to convert the trunk close to a standard mechanism and get rid of the powered one?
 

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I go apesh!t when somewone slams my trunks. The prupose of the power pull down is so you DON"T have to slam it to lock it. Cadillac offered these since the late 60s.

But, my wife's 2005 CTS does NOT have a power pull down, nor does it have conering lights or the auto pulloff of the parking brake!!!
 
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