Trunk Lid Won't Close Due to Trunk Pull Down Switch Failure on Cadillac Eldorado

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor assembly.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,412 (39,001–200,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
61 people reported this problem
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1994 Cadillac Eldorado. Trunk lid releases and raises. It will not pull down when closed and latched. The Key will not turn to unlock.
Purchased new pull down switch on top of motor and still the same. Motor works up and down when hooked direct to battery and goes ups and when reverse polarity lowers. Is there a switch in the deck lid perhaps that changes the polarity when opened?
What do you suggest?
trunk lid latches ,but motor won't pull down
Trunk pull down failed. On my last Cadoo, a 94 DeVille, I took apart the motor, wound down the bolt and super-glued it down. It then became a slam down trunk. Not 1 problem with it after that. Took about an hour.
The Trunk Lid Won't Close Due to Trunk Pull Down Switch Failure
The Trunk Lid Won't Close Due to Trunk Pull Down Switch Failure
Trunk locks but doesn't go all the way down
trunk pull down motor don't work. at about 100,000 miles i relaced the motor with the original motor. and it worked until now. part cost apr $300.00 . not wanting to spend that much i bought a doorman motor for $76.00. i had a mechanic put it in,and this one didn't work. he said it was the correct repacement but didn't no where to go from there. the fuse is on the same circuit as the antenna ,and that was ok. not wanting to spend a lot of money ,he didn't charge me for replacing the motor. but it might run in to a lot of time and money researching the problem.this is a second," run around town " car and the trunk latch does work. but i would like some other ideas .i love this car i bought a newer one just like it with 40,000 miles that will last me the rest of my life. my wife drives that one. p gower
Trunk lid didn't want to line up or shut,if you pulled the top piece toward you, it would close. Motor stuck on
Trunk will sometimes not automatically go down-
has not been fixed as of yet.
trunk lid wqn t open automatically
replaced the switch. bought it at the pontiac dealer for half the price.
Trunk will not latch or pull close also my fuel door will not pop....
Trying to find a switch on line. Trying that before replaing the truck motor.
It wasn't fixed. No money.

The lid used to slowly close. Now, I have to close all the way manually. It quit about the time the air ride quit lifting.
trunk wnot pull downill
motor works fine, the switch on top of the motor which senses trunk down/up and controls the direction of travel (polarity of motor electric) has failed. Lots of "motor/bracket/geartrain" parts out there with out the switch which do not fix the problem. Can't find the switch only part and the full monty is $200+ !!!!!! sigh
Just don't use the trunk
The deck lid pulldown switch on my ETC intermittently failed and needed to be replaced, I found the new switch at partsgeek.com and ordered it for $35.00... replaced it....Problem solved.
Pull down motor quit working and trunk will not latch
I had this issue. Just recently replaced the motor, the housing, and the top latch myself. I had weights keeping my trunk closed or appear to look closed for about a year. After being quoted $350 to repair it, I did some research, climbed in my trunk, took everything apart and looked up cheap parts online... 2 days later, my orders came in the mail, and it costed me less than $100 to fix and install MYSELF!!.. Saved myself $250. Not bad for a 26 year old girlie girl.