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49 thoughts on “Chevy malibu: trunk will not open with button”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Amy Hamilton says:

    My key also won’t open the trunk. Button isn’t working and key won’t open it 😭

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Osman Işık says:

    Hii , Can you share the name of the voltage transmitter device?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Natalie Marie Stefani Rice says:

    Dude you don't even know how grateful I am for you because of you thank you for posting this video you saved my day God bless you sir

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Poulin says:

    it solved my problem! I have a question for you … have 146000 miles on my car and never change transmission oil , should i or not change the oil and filter or just let go until it breaks

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Nijssen says:

    Hi, the problem of switching inductive loads is, that it can produce sparks. The relaycontacts burn in after a while. and there's youre problem lady.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Showemright YTchannel says:

    What year or series of this vehicle please?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uglysteve1 says:

    You really should be teaching in school. I know, no money but you’ve got real talent.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony thompson says:

    An that my friends is how its done by the pro Eric O

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StraightOuttaCrofton says:

    mine is a 2011 – the button on the door doesn't work (well at least not regularly), but the button on the fob does work / =

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bing Bong says:

    "World's Most Eligible Batchelor" did a good job too!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob often says:

    " You're Gonna Need A Bigger Drop Voltage "

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Claus Beelen says:

    Yeah sure, I've seen this a couple of times, cheap china relays, where they save money on the contact plates. Stuff from china falls apart, except from the one thing from china that we all hope will fall appart.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CD'S Automotive Garage says:

    Dang this could be why my power door locks do not work on my 87 celebrity eurosport hmm all i get is a clicking noise I have checked for power at the connectors but get nothing an when I hit the switch to lock or unlock all u hear is a clicking relay under the dash

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars r3dhorse says:

    Last time this happened to my friend we just used a pry bar and small jack to fit between the trunk and the frame.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edwin Padilla says:

    Hi from Puerto Rico hey does this happens when your using a battery with waaay high ams then what your car recuard ?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dorngrunder says:

    Haha "schmutsig", did you try to speak Swedish?

    "Smutsig" = dirty in Swedish, without the sch sound.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars King Qupa says:

    Shmootzy!!!! Love it boss

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Bernardino says:

    By any chance, Did you send that relay to Ivan?🤦🏻‍♂️

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John LaCroix says:

    WOW very kool great info. AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++ again great video I liked it a lot keep up the great work

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Reiff says:

    Yes I like it, Because I found a bad relay only the larger 5 pin one in a International class 8 highway truck fuse box for the HVAC blower high setting, All the Lower speeds still worked with this relay bad, I do the same thing always pop them open to see the burnt contacts, It was clearly junk, Someone else replaced the blower motor then asked me to repair it. So yes relays can still click but my no longer handle higher amp loads👍😎

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Plenty says:

    The parts cannon can be a dangerous thing but glad you were there Eric!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Guapo says:

    That's the repair that is genuinely good work, but the customer will always think you're screwing them over.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sstrick500 says:

    I do the same thing with broken parts: Tear them open to find out why!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Hubert says:

    Eric myfriend we need another video to watch buddy thank you

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Norman hardiek says:

    Ding dong. lol.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Asbuster says:

    Thanks Eric! I have a 2000 Honda Prelude which i bought Angel Eyes headlights for. The LEDs dont light up because of too low voltage. Have checked a few things here and there but never thought a relay could be the issue. I`ll have a look again and hopefully get them to work. Thanks again, and keep making these awesome videos!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Angealies says:

    I don't say this often but i feel like it needs to be said.

    As a long time viewer, I am thankful to have you and others like EricTheCarGuy, ChrisFix, Scotty Kilmer,etc.

    The dedication you all put into these videos and the teaching method to fix cars is truly awesome.

    The knowledge and analytical mindset, You keep everything simple and basic for easy understanding.

    Not to many people are willing to share this information, It's people like yourself and others that encourage me to step outside my comfort zone and work on my own cars.

    I recently replaced rear drum brakes,rotors and wheel cylinders because they were no more.

    I saved some money by doing the job myself and i feel accomplished at the same time.

    i'm much safer on the road now because everything is new and replaced.

    You probably won't see this but i feel like this is something you should know.

    You're awesome and keep up the great work!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmy, Making it work says:

    Been burned on similar issues before. So easy to go, “it has to be this….”
    The only time I sell not obviously bad relays is with bad high draw motors that didn’t pop the fuse. Like cooling fans, fuel pumps and blower fans.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thinman says:

    If you have a spare relay, changing the relay is a quick test to see if the relay circuit is doing its job.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chuck Smith says:

    I had 2 new Advance Auto fuel pump relays fail but when I payed up ($70) for an OEM FoMoCo it worked just fine.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Waby says:

    Nice easy fix for a change 👍👍👍👍

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Bell says:

    Eric, you could’ve used a load pro. 😳 do you own one?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beyond the wizard says:

    I find this problem very common on momentary switching relays. The relay sounds like its working but there isn't enough magmatism to actually pull the contact down. I've taken them covers off the relay in the past & visually inspected the movement. A very good find & a reminder not to skip some of your basic tests. I've enjoyed a few of your videos & you don't half work on some old cack.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars linikit says:

    I would probably have done the shotgun method replacing the latch and the relay and the fuse knowing that some electricity had gone through. It would have been more expensive than what he did but still cheaper than going to a shop. Admittedly this guy is not only very highly skilled and intelligent —– but also honest. A rarity in this world. Thanks for the video.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Daley says:

    I had a similar problem last week with the pressure sensor on my well. Sometimes the pressure would drop to near zero before the pump would turn on then everything would work normally for a few days. The last time it failed I was soaped up in the shower which convinced me to find the problem. Same problem, schmutz on the contacts.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dirtyharry70585 says:

    Carbon arc.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Stevens says:

    The flight simulator that I used to work on was full of relays and this kind of issue was expected. It's hard to clean the contacts without damaging the plating even more, so we would usually just replace them as needed. Cars are built to a price so few of them will have a diode across the contacts to reduce the arcing and sparking, as seems to be the case on this car too. Nice find.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan L says:

    Thanks for relaying us this information.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    i grew up using keys to open my trunk and now my 2020 fusion doesnt have a spot for a key use🙄🤦‍♂️

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bat Man lives says:

    Answer to ALL Chevy Malibu problems…
    Explosives and possibly a hand grenade
    Fixes most Chevy problems

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wolfox2007 says:

    I experienced the same thing on a '13 impala. The horn would chirp with the fob when you hit the lock button. But the door actuators wouldn't pull down and latch the locks. Same thing with the door switches, they'd unlock but not latch. Ditto with the key in lock cylinder. A double turn to unlock would open all door locks, but not lock them when turned the opposite way.

    The relay in question was located in the passenger front foot well kick panel. Located the relay and it was green and fuzzy on the sockets and inside the relay housing. Cleaned her up, replaced relay, all is as it should be. $8 cheap parts store relay took care of it.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Clinton says:

    New York must be the king of electrical problems in addition to rust buckets.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Saccoccio says:

    Hey, Ivan! Just clean the contacts, boom!
    No parts required!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Muzzell says:

    Eric it sounds like you say in the intro. “ welcome back to the self made auto channel” it’s what I hear 👂. Lol. What’s this south main auto channel all about.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dr. Reason says:

    I have seen weak relays. Usually they burn the contacts, but I think a weak coil could cause one not to set tight and then burn the contacts.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Hartloff says:

    Wassup Dr O

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl M says:

    Hunk of gm junkola

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ironllama says:

    Eric, did you swap the latch assembly and it did not work so then you had to go spelunking for the real issue? 😉

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars South Main Auto Repair LLC says:

    I know many of you have replaced relays just because. It is very high on the parts cannon list along with fuses when an electrical problem comes along. However, have you ever proved it is the source of the voltage drop? I'll be honest I have replaced my share of relays because they simply do not work but rarely have I ever seen one that works but it is the source of the voltage drop. Tell me your story, what have you seen?

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