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Saturn ion trunk key won't unlock trunk

The trunk key won't work any more. the release button by the steering wheel will work providing the release button inside the trunk is switched to the open position, but sometimes it pops over to the unlock position when the trunk is closed, causing me to have to check it every time i open the trunk. why won't the trunk key work? it's supposed to!

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Check trunk fuse

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SOURCE: location of fuse for trunk release

look in the owner's manual - the fuses are by the drivers pedals in the console. there's a chart in the manual of which fuses operate what; then when you take the fuse panel cover off it shows which fuse is where.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn ION 2 trunk Problem

there is a manual switch that is located near the trunk latch for a safty lockout it might have been switched by accident look to make sure.hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 saturn ion door locks and trunk pop wont work....

The remote won't ework because the problem is in the vehicle. Just for test purposes and possible remedy. Remove and clean the negative battery cable. Ensure a clean , tight connection. Then find the body ground. Yhis ground is locted usually at the top rear of the engine. .I's a snall stainless steel strap bolted to the engine and fire wall, This must olsobe clean with a good contack. Might as well clean the + cable and connection on the battery while you are there. Good luck and keep me posted olease. Good Luck, Ned_

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SOURCE: 2003 saturn ion-release does not work for trunk release

where is the trunk release in the 2003 saturn ion? my keys are locked in trunk and cant get seats down.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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Phase 1: First check the fuse - once you know that's OK, then proceed to phase 2 (below).
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