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Old 10-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #108 (permalink)
Ecky
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Based on a tip over at InsightCentral, I pulled off the trim just behind the passenger door and checked a connector that's in-line to the trunk latch, here's what I saw:








Corrosion! Nothing a toothbrush and some electrical cleaner won't fix though, and a bit of grease to keep future drips away.




I put them back together, and my trunk latch is now working, even with the unlock button on the key FOB. My other locks are still not working but it appears I have several little problems rather than a single big one, so I pulled the trigger on a pair of door lock actuators for the driver and passenger doors from RockAuto.

Now, as to why the corrosion was there to begin with,

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Originally Posted by KLR3CYL View Post
The fix is to seal the clip at the rear of the roof moulding that leaks.

This is not an easy task.

I'll try to post some photos or search here for some good ones someone had already posted.

Scott
I couldn't see any trace of where the water came from inside the panel, and I'm not sure where Mr. Scott is referring to, so I'll need to do some Google-Fu and find out where others found it.
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