How can I stop my hood latch from activating on it's own?

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Asked by Jul 14, 2007 at 07:56 AM about the 2005 Pontiac GTO Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The trunk latch activates on it's own after turning vehicle off.
It also does it sometimes when you close the passenger door.
Seems to be an electronic issue.

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Sounds like a problem with the BCM (body control module) acting up. A simple solution and less expensive fix would be to disconnect the wiring harness at the trunk latch motor which will not allow it to pop itself open.

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Sounds more like a loose connection or a bad/cracked solder joint in a PC board. I'd drag the dealer into this only because if this is a partial system failure, who knows what else might go next. If it only occurred when the door was closed, I'd believe it was a loose connection only, but turning off the vehicle and having it happen may be a voltage spike, and that does point to a board problem.

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