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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-15-2004, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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I finally found the source of the trunk lock problems that have been plaguing my 2 ( yes 2) 1999 SE's. The remote unlock and the interior button in both vehicles quit working within 3 months of each other. Trying to find some help, I read several posts where folks had the same problem and all the responses suggested that it was a blown fuse or a bad trunk release solenoid switch. WRONG !!!!

The source of the problem in both my vehicles was exactly the same. Simply a broken wire where the wiring bends a lot between the trunk and the trunk lid. Exactly the same little wire broken in half at the same exact spot If you have a similar problem just remove the bracket, unwind the tape and slide the mesh binding up a little and I bet you'll find the same thing I did. Hope this helps and saves someone some time and money.
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Glad you figured it out. I'll make sure to remember that if mine ever goes.
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Re: Trunk Lock Problem Solved !!!!

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I finally found the source of the trunk lock problems that have been plaguing my 2 ( yes 2) 1999 SE's. The remote unlock and the interior button in both vehicles quit working within 3 months of each other. Trying to find some help, I read several posts where folks had the same problem and all the responses suggested that it was a blown fuse or a bad trunk release solenoid switch. WRONG !!!!

The source of the problem in both my vehicles was exactly the same. Simply a broken wire where the wiring bends a lot between the trunk and the trunk lid. Exactly the same little wire broken in half at the same exact spot If you have a similar problem just remove the bracket, unwind the tape and slide the mesh binding up a little and I bet you'll find the same thing I did. Hope this helps and saves someone some time and money.
Sometimes either can happen.

The wire is copper and eventually when you bend it over and over in the same spot it'll break. Good that you found your problem. Thats why I don't tilt my steering wheel that much. I set it and forget it.
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I finally found the source of the trunk lock problems that have been plaguing my 2 ( yes 2) 1999 SE's. The remote unlock and the interior button in both vehicles quit working within 3 months of each other. Trying to find some help, I read several posts where folks had the same problem and all the responses suggested that it was a blown fuse or a bad trunk release solenoid switch. WRONG !!!!

The source of the problem in both my vehicles was exactly the same. Simply a broken wire where the wiring bends a lot between the trunk and the trunk lid. Exactly the same little wire broken in half at the same exact spot If you have a similar problem just remove the bracket, unwind the tape and slide the mesh binding up a little and I bet you'll find the same thing I did. Hope this helps and saves someone some time and money.
I'm going to try this when I get a chance. My lock has been doing the same off and on for about six months. It seems logical. Thanks for the help.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 09:51 PM
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 11:31 PM
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 05:34 AM
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Def old.. I was thinking I seen multiple postings where people fixed the wiring that broke at the "bend point" at the trunk too........ Just cos the thread is old dont mean it's irrelevant though...at least new people are searching first and not just asking..I respect that!

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Sometimes the connector that plugs into the trunk latch itself pops loose - happened to me.
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Yep, same problem with my 1999 ES.
I removed the bracket, undid the tape and found the gray/black wire broke.
I rewired and problem solved !
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maybe old thread but solved my current, paltry, dilemma, as well--- 2 outta 3 wires broke here ;)
now button & remote actually function, Thanks
this site has helped me immensely on certain trouble spots, big ass thanks

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Does anyone have a picture of where their wires were broken? Is it where they make the turn from the trunk lid to the trunks interior?

Also, any idea on the pin outs going to the latch solenoid? Wanna make sure it isnt bad.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2016, 09:18 PM
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Just take a close look at the wiring at the hinge area.....it should be obvious in where it's broken. Worst case take some of the insulation off at that area and will become really obvious where the break is.
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Yup there it was, broken wire just above the hinge. All better now. BTW, one of the remotes doesn't work, the batteries are replaced, I dont see any bad solder joints. Do they go bad or just lose their programming?
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