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Old 03-26-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Electric Trunk Release Issues

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My Girls trunk has taken on the nasty habit of releasing itself - while driving (she states when braking) and other intermittent times. I have not noticed it as I am never in the car - but yesteday when washing the car - the thing was unlocking like mad.

I did see there was a thread out there where the guy's focus was popping the trunk when braking - but there was no resolution on the thread.

My initial item - I disconnected the electric release at the trunk - after verifying her key did indeed work. Now my thoughts - as it seemed to release a lot when I hosed down the drivers door - is that where the locking module is? Or it could have been residual water getting to the back end of the car. Either way - looking for some input....

I do not have a manual nor a wiring diagram to check locations.

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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My bet is that the trunk release and the brake lights are wired through the same harness and that you have a short somewhere around the drivers door. I don't know exactly where the wiring runs, but checking under the door sill plate is a good place to start.
Of course the unlocking when you're washing around the door may be a coincidence, especially with the whole car wet. Also check the wiring inside the trunk, especially in areas where a heavy or large load may have pinched the wires.
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I will check those items - but was curious about whether the lock module is in the door - as I checked and there was no water at the sill plate....but I would rather take the sill plate off than the door panel. I will definitely check the trunk wiring.

Any more help - greatly appreciated - as in if anyone has a wiring diagram ;)
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Hmm, another thought, while you're poking around in the trunk check the grounds. It doesn't sound like a grounding problem, but then again grounding problems can do some REALLY strange things...
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check the harness in the back. i have a o1 se wagon and was having issues of blowing the fuse for the trunk release and the lock and unlock. while checking this out me and a buddy came across the wiring harness that goes from the car to the trunk door area had several major splits in the wire coating and 1 wire was actually cut and another 2 were starting to melt other wire coatings.
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Yeap had same problem and I changed the harness and it fixed my problem it took 30 mins to change the harness not hard I have two more harnesses
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