license plate light only comes on when trunk release button is pressed but trunk does not open, why?

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Asked by Aug 15, 2007 at 10:46 AM about the 1995 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like a wire is shorted or crossed/misinstalled back there, causing the trunk release button to provide power to the license plate light. Take a look to see if a previous owner fiddled with wiring or if there are bare or frayed wires present in the trunk area.

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