Trunk won't open


Asked by Jun 02, 2012 at 03:04 PM about the 2006 Cadillac DTS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Key fob won't open the trunk, inside control won't open trunk.  What to do?

9 Answers

Jason Zane

if you have a pass though in the back seat, open it. look in the trunk area with a flashlight for the trunk release up above. it is a glow in the dark handle.

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Craig Burnett

pull back seat out- crawl in thru interior- will be pull cable right by trunk lock.... owners manual will show procedure. if necessary i can fax you picture off my alldata. I own a transmission shop and have that software program. craig burnett ... am in oklahoma.

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There is a switch in the glove compartment that may be switched over to valet parking . If it is your trunk will not open.

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Jerry Mendik

Valet switch in glove compartment fixed mine :)

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I took mine to a cad dealer lin san diego and they used rod thru back seat to open. When i got back home and looked on internet and the told me about valet switch in glove compartment. I must have hit it accidentally. three service people at cad never mentioned that at all. By the way when the valet switch is on your garge door opener will not work. So much for the experts. Jerry, mark etc thank you much. It would be to long story to tell you what i went through to get clothes out throght little hole in back seat. Thanks again. one more time the internet is a powerful tool with a lot of very smart people. Bill SAn Diego

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Dell Heart

Oh my god Thank you that worked I had the same problem a garage door open one open either I couldn't get any of my belt for work out of the truck out of I could go back in the house

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ok, Does this laso work on the Cadillac escalate? I have a Cadillac escalate 2010 and the back door stopped opening automatically? HELP!

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I was having that same issue where my trunk wouldnt open on my 2006 caddi dts. I looked in the glove compartment and found that the valet switch was on. I turned it off and i was able to pop my trunk...

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My trunk won't open in my 2005 sts, I'm a mechanic but yet I'm stumped I know about the valet switch in the glove box and once it is on you can't open your trunk or your gas cap and ext. But I've flicked it on and off many of times and yet nothing, so I worked my way to the wiring went all the way through and couldn't find anything so then I thought fuses of course! and to my luck of course that's not it. Once I open the trunk and the trunk lid is up it will click like it's supposed to when I press the button on my fob/trunk relese. Once I close the truck nothing happens. The fob and trunk relese won't work so I'm stumped just seeing if anyone has an answer.

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