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Old 08-28-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Fixed Trunk Latch and Flickering License Plate LED light

So I have been having weird electrical issues with the trunk not opening sporadically and my license plate light flickering/going out completely. I removed the inner panel of the trunk and unplugged and replugged everything I could see. The plug that attaches to the lock mechanism seems to have been the culprit. Once I replugged it, everything started working fine again. The license plate doesnt flicker and the trunk opens every time. Weird.

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If you are a DYIer, you might want to attempt to replace the connector (unlikely to be available from the dealer, so you might have to cut up the harness of a wrecked Astra instead). Sometimes it isn't the contact points between the two connector halves that is the problem, but a bad wire crimp at one of the individual contact pins. It is actually a common problem with exterior bulbs, where the owner replaces what they believe is a burnt out bulb, only to find that the new one doesn't help.

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If the problem comes up again then I will give it a try

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