Electronic Trunk Stuck! Please Help Me! - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 01, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Location: phoenixville, pa, USA
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Alright, I'm hoping you guys can help me with this! I know this is a Camaro forum, but this question relates to my 1990 Formula Firebird. It has the electronic trunk release with the switch on the inside console. When I press it, I hear the usual click followed by the trunk being raised to its usual height. However, it clicks again and the trunk does not dis-engage. Instead it stays partially open for a few seconds, and then the motor kicks back in and pulls the trunk shut!
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get this thing open? I really need to get into my trunk, and i can't reach what I need by pulling the seat down! Any advice is greatly appreciated. You guys have been very helpful in the past with questions I had about my Camaro, but I am stuck here.

Thank you in adavance!

Dan Taney
1990 Formula Firebird
1984 Camaro
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 01, 12:52 PM
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Does it do the same thing when you unlock it with the key? the only way to get it open if the lock is screwed up is to get in the trunk and remove the trim panels and unbolt the lock assy. If you can pick up on the decklid while you unlock it with the key, you can probably just replace the defective parts and its fixed. Also, it could be that the gas shocks on the decklid are too far gone and leaving too much weight on the switch, causing it to pull the lid back down.
Hope this helps.

Mark Perkins
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 01, 08:59 AM
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The same thing happened on my 91 Camaro. It turned ou the lifters were bad and the weight kept closing it.

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