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How to Replace Trunk Lid Release Actuator 95-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

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  1. step : Removing the Trunk Release Actuator (0:37)
    • Remove the 8mm bolts from the trunk actuator
    • Disconnect the actuator harness
    • Remove the trunk release actuator
  2. step : Installing the New Trunk Release Actuator (1:02)
    • Line up and align the new trunk release actuator in place
    • Replace the two 8mm bolts
    • Reconnect the wiring harness
    • Test the actuator
    • Close the trunk
    • Test the actuator a second time

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the trunk release actuator on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. It's the same part and similar process on these Monte Carlos from '95 and up. The items you'll need for this include a new trunk release actuator from and an 8mm socket and ratchet.

Open up your trunk and remove these two 8mm bolts. Push the tab on your harness and disconnect it. On the bottom is the old trunk release actuator; above it is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical, and they'll fit exactly the same.

Line up your new trunk release actuator. Then replace those two 8mm bolts and tighten them up. Reconnect the harness, and, before closing the trunk, push the button to make sure that it works. Then close the trunk and test it again.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

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