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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove the trunk release button?

Hey guys I'm new here to the forum, i had just bought a used 2007 solstice gxp with only 39k miles on the clock. other than the typical road abuse the car is in great shape. but there's only one thing that's been irritating me about it. the trunk release on the key fob works every time but the one in the glove compartment only works intermittently. so i lowered the glove box to see what was going on i unhooked the harness and inspected it, it was fine i even grabbed a piece of wire and shorted the 2 terminals out and the trunk would release every single time i did that, i plug the harness back into the button and give it a press, and low and behold nothing happens. i tried to find a way to try and remove the button but i cant find a feasible way on how to do it. if any of you guys know please give me a shout because this is just driving me crazy for some reason
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I don't know but if you purchase a replacement you'll know right away how to take the old switch apart.

Unless you were hoping to repair the old one...

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I would like to try and repair the current switch, you know take it out clean it and what not but if that doesn't work i would like to be able to just put a normal momentary switch in its place since i know its just the button causing the problem.
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This is a cheep part. I alway . Keep a spare in stock.
They pop in. Brake out. The small gray clip remove 1st.
A lot of us have relocated the trunk release to inside the cab.
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If you go look in my thread you will find info and pictures of the switch.

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Rob, could you post a link to your thread? I would greatly appreciate it. And llllfly so pretty much the only way to remove it is to break the whole button assembly out?
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I think he means his Punisher thread. Here's a link but you may have to look through awesomeness of pages.

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=65168


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Thanks for the link. Ill report back when I find out how to remove it and ill post some pics on my procedure. Thanks everyone!
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This is called. Cost engineering.
Junk in,junk out.
MMike said to Me I never break this switch.
1 hr. later He calls. You will not. believe it.
He now has a spare switch.
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I think I'll just hit up RadioShack and get a more reliable momentary push button. Easier to service if it breaks too.
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Tip: Add longer wire's.
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Alright I was finally able to get that stubborn button out, it was a huge pain in the ass especially since i couldn't see what i was doing. I first lowered the glove box to where all my papers were falling out (lol)

I then had to reach my hand up behind the button, its a pretty tight squeeze and you have to push quite hard. I got the button out by pushing the bottom half out first and then proceeded muscle out the top

the button has 2 tabs that hold it in they are at the 12 oclock and 6 oclock positions, granted it wouldve been easier to remove the button if i couldve pressed these down but there was no way i could press them in so muscling them out one at a time was the only option

you can see here where the tabs sort of boogerd up the hole it was sitting in

I then took the button and hosed it down with electronic components cleaner and before i stuck it back in its hole i hooked the harness up to it and pressed the button a few times and the trunk released every time.

i had just gotten off work at 8 and immediately looked through Robs thread on how the button was mounted. so i didnt get out to the car till about 8:30 so thats why the pics are kind of crappy.

Thanks everyone and especially Rob for having pics on how the button was held in. I'll report back in a week or so and give yall an update on if the button still works, but all in all i think it was just dirty button. Thanks again!
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With mad skills like that and awesome documentation you should look into electrical engineering

Now only if you were Italian for extra awesome bonus points.

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lol.
Now you know.
Great post.
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Just dropping by to do a update on the button cleaning. The button still works every time I press it. So before you decide to throw in the towel and buy a new button try to give the current one A cleaning first.

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