1999 Chrysler Concorde Trunk and Heat display

Tiny
SMOKEY469
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER CONCORDE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 161,000 MILES
I purchased this car and found out that I can not get into the trunk at all. The key does not work and the button will not open the trunk too. The heat display does not show anything for any temp. I think that someone changed the key for the trunk but the button should work for it. The connection for the button is hooked up and there are no fuses popped. The heat and temp control works but it does not show anything from the display.

The car does not have key fobs but I am going to get them next week. I just wanted to know on a second question is that if the button does not work would the key fob still work.
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 6:18 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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As for the trunk popper:
There could be a problem with the switch itself, the wiring from the fuse box to the switch, from the switch to the trunk, or the solenoid that actuates the trunk lock.

If you're handy with a meter, you could probe the circuit. First remove the fuse for that circuit and put the two test leads in place of the fuse. Set your meter to volts and press the trunk pop button.

By pressing the button, you are completing a circuit and the meter should read "12" volts. If not, then there's a break in the circuit somewhere. You'll then remove the meter lead from the ground side of the circuit and place that to ground. If it reads 12 volts, then the "battery" side of the circuit is good, if not, then you know that side of the circuit has a break in the wire and you'll have to find it.

Also, if that side of the circuit is good, then you'll have to test the ground side of the circuit. Set your meter to "Ohms" and place one test lead into the ground side of the fuse. Place the other lead to ground then press the trunk popper. If you get continuity, then that side of the circuit is good also. That would mean the solenoid that actuates the trunk lock is bad. If it does not read continuity, then you'll have to trace the circuit until you find the break.

If it's only your trunk button that's bad, a key fob will still work. If it's the circuit, then it won't. As for your key not opening the trunk, it sounds as if someone changed that lock, and you'll have to get a key made.

As for your heater display, these frequently go on the blink. If the rest of the control module works, then you'll know it's only the display.

If you can remove the control unit and take apart the display, you could buy a used one from the junk yard that works and swap it out. If you can't remove it, then you'll have to have it replaced.
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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the information. Where are the locations of the other fuse boxes? I know of the one on the drivers side of the dash. I just got this car and do not know that much about it yet. If you could help me track down the other fuse boxes ( I know there is more then one) that would be a great help. Thanks
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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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There's another relay box under the hood, but it won't have anything to do with these two circuits.

Also, I suggest you purchase a "single vehicle" subscription to alldata on-line or Mitchell 1. It's only about 25-30 bucks at AutoZone or even from this web-site. It'll give you detailed component locations, service procedures and trouble shooting charts.

This'll come in handy for not only your current issues, but any future issues as well.
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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 9:24 PM

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