I heard about the relay switch inside glove compartment and it has a little amber light off of it looks like and tried to move it to the left and now it won't move back to the right. never responded

Asked by Mar 13, 2017 at 08:12 PM about the 1997 Cadillac Catera RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

cannot open car trunk or fuel door at all maually or hitting buttons for both in
my car or no way to use a key for trunk either? what the hell do I do?

2 Answers


Go to the sealership


First, make sure the valet switch in the glovebox is OFF. Next, fold down the rear seats to gain access to the trunk and pull the short cable at the trunk release to unlock the trunk. Next, pull back the stiff trunk carpeting away from where the fuel door is located. You may or may not see a similar short cable to release the fuel door. You need a new electronic module to fix this VERY common issue. Usually, the radio stops working also. Go to a dealer first, so you know which module it is and where it is located. Then check your local salvage yard or online for the part. :-)

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