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

Cadillac Eldorado Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 108,847 mi (47,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    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?

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  •  Rookie

    trunk lid latches ,but motor won't pull down

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    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.

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  • The Trunk Lid Won't Close Due to Trunk Pull Down Switch Failure

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  • Visitor, , 173,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    The Trunk Lid Won't Close Due to Trunk Pull Down Switch Failure

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    trunk lid wqn t open automatically

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    Trying to find a switch on line. Trying that before replaing the truck motor.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    replaced the switch. bought it at the pontiac dealer for half the price.

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  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    Just don't use the trunk

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