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Old 02-24-2011, 01:58 PM
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Trunk light never turns off


I've patched up the cabling that goes from the switch in the trunk lock to the trunk light (a previous owner had cut the cables clean of).

Now I understand why he cut the cables, as the trunk light stays on even if the trunk is closed.

The light only activates if the cables are shorted and if I disconnect the cables from the trunk lock the light stops, In other words, the short must be in the lock itself.

I've disassembled the lock, and as far as I can see the short must be with the rivet that holds the switch parts together.

Has anyone else had this problem?
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Re: Trunk light never turns off

never seen this problem befor but get a power probe and start tracing wires , sounds like something could be shorted out/ grounded out
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Re: Trunk light never turns off

The wires are fine, the light only comes on if I short the wires manually or if I connect them to the trunk lock.

According to the workshop manual, the lock is supposed to close the circuit if the trunk is opened, and when the trunk is closed the circuit is supposed to be left open (this never happens, which is the problem.)

The trunk lid itself does not seem to be causing the short, since the light comes on even if I unbolt the trunk lock from the trunk lid and leave it hanging in the air.

I'm out of ideas and will most likely order a new lock from Honda to sort the problem out.
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