how to close the trunk of a 98 Caddy with a dead battery?

Asked by Oct 13, 2014 at 02:14 PM about the 1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The battery in my 98 DeVille is dead.  I opened the trunk using the key, and now cannot get it closed.  Is there a way to latch is closed with the battery being dead?

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No, the pull down feature is electronic. Battery voltage is required for it to work. HTH. -Jim

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I opened trunk with my key. no electric to open so there has to be a way to close it. Since I had no battery to open, nothing electric was used. So there for nothing moved. So there has to be a way to close it.

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