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Experience:  Cert. Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
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2005 300c trunk release will not activate have new latch.

Customer Question

2005 300c trunk release will not activate have new latch.
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Customer: release button and remote key not wroking
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: new latch
JA: Is there anything else the Chrysler Mechanic should be aware of about your Chrysler?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  bill replied 9 months ago.

what's your skill level can you use a test lamp and DVOM properly and follow a wiring diagram?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
none
Expert:  bill replied 9 months ago.

with no skills or tools it will be very difficult to fix it yourself, you very likely have a wiring issue with the trunk wiring, you can inspect it around the flex point near the hinge

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
is there a solenoid in system or wiring the issue ?
Expert:  bill replied 9 months ago.

the solenoid is in the latch and NOT serviced except with the latch, the switch sends a signal to the instrument cluster, which then sends a command (battery voltage) to the latch without a test lamp and digital volt meter (both very inexpensive tools) (and the skills to use them) to see if there is power and ground at the solenoid all I can say is open the wiring in the trunk and look for breaks