2009 Nissan Altima Trunk won't open

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SPLAVA
  • 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 61,000 MILES

Hi guys,
My Altima's trunk won't open. The Key Fob won't work neither does the button on the console work. The button on the trunk door will not work either. Could this be due to a blown fuse or the circuit breaker. There is no mechanical noise like the normal "pop" when it opens. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Matt

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015 AT 7:20 PM

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2CARPROS KEN
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Hey SPLAVA,

Test all your fuses first. There is an electronic solenoid that releases the latch that could be bad. Open the trunk using the key and then test of power and the solenoid to confirm its failure. It should open with the key if the latch itself is not jammed or broken.

Use a test light to check for power

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

and

https://youtu.be/Ho3AykfdzHA

The video is on a Honda but it the same thing to change it on a Nissan

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
SPT61
  • 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 128,000 MILES
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Where is the solenoid located for opening my trunk on my car?

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:46 PM
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STEVE W.
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I believe it is part of the latch in the center of the lid.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:46 PM
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BOBBYG98ALTIMA
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1998 Nissan Altima

for some reason unknown to me my trunk will not open wen I pull the trunk release lever and I cannot turn my key wen it is in the trunk key hole if u could help me to figure out the problem it would b greatley appriciated

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
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You may have inadvertently push the lever inside the trunk to LOCK position. That will disable the remote release from the driver seat.

The trunk key hole is probably rusted out. My trunk key has not worked since 1997.

Pull the two tabs on the back seat to gain access to the trunk. Locate the lock latch release tab, close to the trunk latch. Push up to UNLOCK position. Remote release should work now.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
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TRACY FORD
  • 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
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All the windows, sunroof, electric seats and the trunk will not work.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
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I would have to check your bcm, the bcm controls those systems. Can you check for bcm trouble codes. Some of the national brand auto stores will check codes for free. I'm not sure if they will check manufacturer specific codes, you can call them and ask.

The basic check for bcm would be to check voltage and ground circuit for bcm. Then check signal from bcm to component that the bcm controls. A digital logic probe should be safe for that testing. I'm not sure of voltage on that circuit? So you have to be careful not to put a load on that circuit.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
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I's a good possibility your bcm is faulty, but, check the basics, first. Voltage and ground.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
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Just to add, some of those fuses are hot all the time. Some go hot with the key on. Check voltages at the fuses with key on, they should all be hot with key on.

Check the ground, also.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
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TRACY FORD
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That could very well be the problem.. My battery light n brake light started coming on when this problem occurred.. Thx so much for the info.

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