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Old 2/10/08, 4:10 PM   #1
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Anybody know where the trunk light switch is?

For some reason, my trunk light has taken to staying on. How do I know this? Simple... dead battery in the morning. Removed bulb and all was OK.

Is there a mercury switch, or a mechanical switch somewhere near the light or maybe in the trunk lid hinge?
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Isn't there a button right on the lid, near the latch, by the springs, in a rubber boot?

It's 5 degrees out... otherwise I'd go check for you.
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I think it is on a Mercury switch, of which, I never found in just a small foray. Start tracing that harness back, I would guess it to be near the hinges, but IDK.
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I'll give a couple of looks tonight. Thanks for the leads.
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Hey! Got it. Just as 05 GT O.C.D. said, it is a mechanical switch in a rubber boot. Either it is faulty or something got out of alignment keeping it from closing. I'll check tomorrow. Thanks again.
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Hey! Got it. Just as 05 GT O.C.D. said, it is a mechanical switch in a rubber boot. Either it is faulty or something got out of alignment keeping it from closing. I'll check tomorrow. Thanks again.

Explains why I never found teh switch in the harness
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Isn't there a button right on the lid, near the latch, by the springs, in a rubber boot?

It's 5 degrees out... otherwise I'd go check for you.
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It's the switch in the rubber boot on both my '05s but my '08 doesn't have this switch....????? Does the light in the refrigerator go out when you close the door????
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Does the light in the refrigerator go out when you close the door????
I never figured that one out.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?
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I never figured that one out.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?
Yes on both accounts. But I got an A in physics, and an F in philosophy, so who knows.
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You can check to see if the light is on in the trunk when the trunk led is closed by folding down the rear seat from inside the car and looking in. This switch in the rubber boot controls the trunk light and the trunk ajar massage in the massage center if equipped with the premium package. Check the harness going to the rubber booted switch for any bad connections or broken wires.
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This switch in the rubber boot controls the trunk light and the trunk ajar massage in the massage center if equipped with the premium package.
Man, if the premium package comes with a massage center I guess I'm gonna have to buy a new car!!

Wait, you mean message center? Oh, well that is not nearly as exciting.
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Man, if the premium package comes with a massage center I guess I'm gonna have to buy a new car!!

Wait, you mean message center? Oh, well that is not nearly as exciting.
Yeah, the message center doesn't have the same happy-ending.
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Sorry I did mean message center.
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