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Old 12-13-2009, 07:38 PM
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Trunk opens on its own (haunting?)

Last night it did it for the first time ever. I was driving, pulled up to a red light, then i hear "pop" my trunk popped like when you press the TRUNK button on the key or when u press the latch before you lift the trunk glass.
I thought i was getting robbed or car jacked.
but then there was no one, i pulled over and needed to lift and shut the trunk (glass part)

Then it has done it 3 more times between last night and today. What I do now is that I make sure I lock my doors because it will lock the trunk glass.

What do you think the issue could be? have anyone seen it?
I think it could be something in the little rubber thing you press to lift the trunk.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:22 PM
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water ingress at grip strip connector, remove the grip strip, and check if corrosion is present on there, if it is, then clean the pins, and insulate with anti-rattle tape, if no corrosion present, then the grip strip has failed and requires replacement. replacment part will need to be painted to match if vehicle is equipped with "exterior parts in body color"
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:19 PM
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I don't know it happened with me when I have only something inside the trunk, if I remove what is exist there, it won't open, just a thought
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:17 PM
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lol... isnt that the whole point of a trunk? i just bought the car, i got my friend's license plate, my messenger bag with some paperwork inside...

I have not had a chance to try to take off the rubber thing in the trunk button... i might be able to do it tomorrow. I was thinking the same thing, but this car has always been in a garage its whole life till last week when i bought it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:24 PM
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Yes, but it look like a reminder that you have something into your trunk , it happened to me when I turned the lights off and when I have something in the trunk.

Try to turn on the lights then turn it off, if the trunk opened then this is sounds normal to me , if its open in another situation , then you may consider it as a problem
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:44 PM
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husam, what you're describing isn't normal... it should never open on its own, only when you open it.

The only two reasons I've seen for the rear hatch opening by itself are water ingress of the rear strip as killcrap described, or chaffing of the wiring harness from the rear hatch inside the roof of the truck. If it only seems to happen when it is wet out, get the latch strip. if it still happens after a few days of dry weather, and/or when creeping up and down curbs like when backing out of a driveway I'd suspect the wiring.
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+1 on killcrap's comment.

I recently replaced my grip gasket and it was completely disintegrated letting in all kinds of water to the plate lights and the opening actuator.
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Where is the water coming in from if there is?
I want to stop the water also, because sitting water = no good for cars..
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:09 AM
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Where is the water coming in from if there is?
I want to stop the water also, because sitting water = no good for cars..
Check out post #4
Issue with the Trunk Lid
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:30 PM
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There is a foam gasket around the trunk lid grip which disintegrates in time and allows water in to the electrical stuff housed in the grip. The gasket sits in between the metal hatch and the plastic grip -- go look at it and you can see what kind of condition it is in. A new one is about 10 bucks at the dealer.
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