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Can't close my trunk despite electrical mechanism working,

Customer Question

can't close my trunk despite electrical mechanism working
JA: What exactly is happening to the trunk?
Customer: nothing, it doesn't catch
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: park avenue ultra 1999
JA: Are you fixing your Park Avenue yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i left the trunk open for a few hours and it was working well. when I've come back it won't lock
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no. thanks it's just the truck closing prob
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Does your car have the automatic pull down on it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

If you hold the deck lid down on the larch, does the pull down try to pull the deck lid down or does the pull down not do anything?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It's trying to pull it down
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Look at the latch where the pull down slide into the deck lid latch. There is a flip arm that locks over the pull down rod. Is this flip rod closed or is it open and out of the way for the pull down arm?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It's sprung loaded out of the way
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Can you manually close the flip latch and see if it will lock into place?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, it'll spring back into place before the pull down mechanism has a chamce to engage. It'll even push up on the lock and won't catch on the flip catch. Hope it makes sense
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Can you send me a pic of the latch?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here you are male and female components
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Thank you very much for the pics, but can you get me a clearer pic of the lath in the deck lid so I can see the flip arm?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Sorry for the delay. How did you pop the trunk, Did you use the key, or the button in the car?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The button
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Try this and lets see if the actuator is stuck, try pushing the reliese button 5 times and then see if the deck lid will close.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Nothing. I need to go to work and catching the bus!
Can we continue tomorrow. I'll hopefully be back at this time.
Thanks
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

That is OK with me. Sorry for the delay.