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Old 09 Aug 2012, 02:11 pm
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I have a 2005 PT Cruiser with 64,000mi. All of a sudden my trunk unlocks and the interior lights stay on! Can only open the trunk now with my key; I can shut it but drive and it opens again.
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Old 09 Aug 2012, 02:18 pm
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how do you open it with a key? i can only open mine with the handle
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Old 09 Aug 2012, 02:44 pm
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my key will open the hatch but the alarm will go off
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Old 09 Aug 2012, 07:17 pm
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I have a lock above the handle to open. I may have to use black duct tape to tape my interior lights as it's a bummer driving at night with them staying on!!!
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Old 09 Aug 2012, 08:43 pm
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You can adjust the bottom part of the latch. Maybe it's just not making a good latch when your closing it.
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Old 12 Aug 2012, 10:40 am
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I have been dealing with this ever since I got it. I took the panel off & unplugged a plug going "somewhere". That didn't fix it. It unlocks at a lot of different times & not the same times. Could be when one unlocks it, puts in gear, when the doors lock or just for the hell of it. I just went out & removed the panel & unplugged the wire to the lock. I hope that does it. It is a nice feature but I can use the key to unlock it just fine just like on all the rest of my stuff. That is a rinky-dink system to begin with.
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I have a 2005 PT Cruiser with 64,000mi. All of a sudden my trunk unlocks and the interior lights stay on! Can only open the trunk now with my key; I can shut it but drive and it opens again.
05? Do you have touchpad type hatch handle? Sounds to me like what my car started doing not long ago. I removed the interior panel of my hatch, and unplugged the wire going to the plug. it kept it from unlocking, however I could only use key. I recently found a thread that showed an easy fix. bypassing pressure switch.

FS: Rear Hatch Handle It is very simple to do, and I will be doing it as soon as the switch that i ordered is delivered.
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