Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Jacksonville, FL
The two wires to the trunk lid solenoid have something to do with the circuit completion for the pulldown switch to work.. At least that was the problem with the Caddy. I thought it was the switch on the pull down motor and it was not.
That said, take a meter and check the switch for power and continuity. I have some alligator clip jumper wires to check circuits. Easily mde after a visit to a Radio Shack or can often find them in ready made kits. Try your local Hobby Shop that caters to RC planes (petrol power) and cars for a host of things we can use on these cars.
Using a large paper clip, unfold one straight piece to insert into the pull down switch so you can connect the alligator clips. One wire is ground and two will be hot (+) One hot wire will power the pull down motor in one direct or the other (up or down). Connect the clips (if I remember correctly) to the two push on connector male pieces on the pull down motor. Look where you removed the switch. Hopefully you did not break off the alignment tab that slides into the receiver slot on the motor by the retainer screw. When you press the switch closed, as the trunk lid would when closing (not slammed like some would do, intent upon breaking everything!), the pull down will either extend or retract. This at least allows you to determine if the motor is good/bad or the switch is good/bad.
Take your time. I found it very frustrating and easy to "forget" what I'd just done so writing it out may help.
Good luck. The parts are hard to find in a JY as most are damaged by dolts getting into or slaming the trunk with the card dead. eBay or perhaps Fred, our favorite forum parts seller can help.
4501 Safari in Jax, FL
So many projects, so little time, so little money...jist hope ta improve..