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FIXED: Trunk will not open with key fob, trunk release, or top retract

mbrund

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Joined
May 2, 2018
Messages
16
Location
Fredericksburg, TX
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Maroon XLR - SOLD
I am a new XLR owner. I purchased a 2006 base XLR that has a salvage title and had been hit in the left rear fender. The trunk and top worked fine when I bought it, but after cycling it a few times the trunk would no longer open. I can press the trunk release or key fob and the trunk latch unlocks, the trunk will not open and then 5-10 seconds later the latch locks again. When the latch unlocks I can manually lift the trunk and it stays open. I can press the trunk close switch on the trunk lid and it closes without issue. I have no messages on the DIC. The top will not retract as the trunk will not open.
 

mbrund

Member
Joined
May 2, 2018
Messages
16
Location
Fredericksburg, TX
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Maroon XLR - SOLD
I took all the wheel well carpet out and found a switch on the drivers side that tells the system the trunk is open or closed. This switch was sticking in the trunk open position. When I would ohm it, the switch would show shorted/closed regardless if the tang on the microswitch was in one direction or the other. I had to bend the tang open a little to give it a bigger air gap. I put it all back together and the trunk and top work fine now.

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XLRATING

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2011
Messages
1,834
Location
Virginia
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Infrared XLR (Beauty); 2008 GT500 (Beast); 2007 Black XLR-V (Victor)
Quite a trick to find that! - thanks for sharing.
 

pure zen

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Joined
Mar 12, 2014
Messages
845
Location
AZ
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Crimson Pearl XLR
Bravo,,

:thumbsup Great find,,,, that may help other owners with similar issue...
 

Txmxbarajas

Active Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
41
Location
Alabama
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Light Platinum XLR-V
Thank you for sharing this! Exactly what i needed to fix, that dang carpet piece got it stuck on me.
 

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