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06blownSS 05-18-2012 09:45 AM

trunk opens on its own?
 
Hey guys,

I've noticed quite a few incidents in recent history of my trunk being open without me opening it (or noticing). One day I get home from work and the trunk is open, another while I am driving I get the message that my trunk is open. I dont freaking know whats happening, maybe I press the key fob button in my pocket? Has this happened to anyone else or am I loosing my marbles?

lol thanks

mclark10 05-18-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by 06blownSS (Post 4982929)
Hey guys,

I've noticed quite a few incidents in recent history of my trunk being open without me opening it (or noticing). One day I get home from work and the trunk is open, another while I am driving I get the message that my trunk is open. I dont freaking know whats happening, maybe I press the key fob button in my pocket? Has this happened to anyone else or am I loosing my marbles?

lol thanks

^This. Happens all the time. Someone on here a while back was making 2 shot releases, which means you have to hit it twice for it to open. Here's a link to one.
http://www.casperselectronics.com/st...oducts_id=1513

dkp2LT 05-18-2012 09:59 AM

I haven't opened my trunk on the Camaro yet, but I'd bet it's the remote in pocket. For my DD's I've set off the alarm multiple times, opened remote hatch, and had the remote starter start the car.

I thought someone was stealing my gas before I figured out I was starting the SUV accidentally. Lucky for us it's the car that's in the driveway and not the garage! I've got to the point I only keep my keys in my pocket when I have to.

SS4PK 05-18-2012 10:11 AM

You are not crazy and it is not opening while in your pocket, mine does the same thing can't figure it out. Told my wife she was crazy.

Scalded Dog 05-18-2012 10:21 AM

Most likely the key fob is being pressed... happens to me all the time, so now when I carry my keys in my pocket, I leave the Camaro fob hanging out the top... looks about as cool as the janotor's keyring, but at least I'm not popping the trunk.

Another possibility is that somebody ELSE is triggering it... maybe the same radio frequency that pops your trunk is the same as the one that Joe next door activates when he presses the garage door opener, of the DVD remote, or the CB radio in his truck.

Or... have you checked to see if anybody is IN there, trying to get out?!?

Camaroshark 05-18-2012 10:23 AM

It's happened to me a few times too. I keep thinking I'm hitting the button in my pocket... don't know.

RADAR 05-18-2012 11:19 AM

Problem with the button switch in the door?

06blownSS 05-18-2012 11:24 AM

I don't know.....I assume it has to be my fault...

These sort of things are almost impossible to diagnose since it doesnt happen regularly. I just wanted to know if anyone else experiences this and apparently I am not alone...

Makes me feel a little better, just gotta get used to always looking to see if its properly closed.

The Stig 05-18-2012 11:27 AM

A sponsor sells a replacement fuse for the fuse box that makes it so you have to press the trunk button twice to open it. Can't remember which vendor though.

DeAdMiKe187 05-18-2012 11:31 AM

It's a shame that by default, the trunk can't be opened unless the alarm is off. That would have solved this problem.

06blownSS 05-18-2012 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mclark10 (Post 4982977)
^This. Happens all the time. Someone on here a while back was making 2 shot releases, which means you have to hit it twice for it to open. Here's a link to one.
http://www.casperselectronics.com/st...oducts_id=1513

I checked out the link thats a great device but 22$ shipping for a 40$ relay is ridiculous...

Angrybird 12 05-18-2012 11:35 AM

Yes it can happen if you have several things ( other keys, pocket knife, ect) in your pocket with the Camaro key. If you would just carry it in a pocket alone I bet it won't happen again

MikeSVX 05-18-2012 12:16 PM

Or possibly a sticky button on door or remote.

Coltrane 05-18-2012 01:51 PM

Had my Camaro for almost three years and I carry my key FOB in my front pocket. I have NEVER had the trunk open unless I intentionally hit the button to open it. Weird.

Chevrolet Customer Svc 05-18-2012 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 06blownSS (Post 4982929)
Hey guys,

I've noticed quite a few incidents in recent history of my trunk being open without me opening it (or noticing). One day I get home from work and the trunk is open, another while I am driving I get the message that my trunk is open. I dont freaking know whats happening, maybe I press the key fob button in my pocket? Has this happened to anyone else or am I loosing my marbles?

lol thanks

If the problem persists without your key fob being in your pocket, the best thing to do is to get the situation diagnose. There could be various reasons why this keeps happening. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

All the best,

Brandon
Chevrolet Customer Service

TastyBake 05-18-2012 02:09 PM

If you leave it out of your pocket and it does this, then it may be the battery or damage to the key fob.

On my old car, it used to lock/unlock by itself. Very Unpredictable. Found out the key fob was dirty causing a bad connection.

Quackersacker 05-18-2012 02:11 PM

Trunk monkeys

Angrybird 12 05-18-2012 02:16 PM

Mine has never opened on it's own when the keys were not in my pocket. back when I was undergoing Chemo it stayed on the key hook for 3 months and never opened once. But in my pocket is another story. I have even had the door to lock and the horn to beep. Most of the time these things occur when I am in a sitting, stooping or crouching position.

daveagogo1 05-18-2012 02:53 PM

Happens too often if fob is in pocket. Funny how it has never unlocked doors ot set off panic. Only unlocks trunk.

Frank in MD 05-18-2012 03:06 PM

The pocket press is a valid explanation, but it has yet to happen to me. I'm a big guy w/ a lot of stuff in my pockets as well. so you would think it would be a regular thing, but it's just not the case.

My key has unlatched inside my pocket before but I've yet to experince trunk openings or alarms.

SS4PK 05-19-2012 01:34 PM

I have had the key fob hanging on a hook go out to the garage and trunk is open. Or walk past car trunk is shut, get in start car an then trunk is open?

kjkjr27 05-19-2012 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Quackersacker (Post 4984541)
Trunk monkeys

:word:

Emig5m 05-19-2012 02:21 PM

I was leaning down washing my left rear rim yesterday and I kept hearing what I thought was a small animal in the trunk. Walking around to do the other wheel I noticed the trunk was open. Must of been a pocket press since I had my keys in my pocket. With my Ford, it's always the panic alarm I set off while kneeling down to clean the rims, heh. :D

B-Rex 05-19-2012 02:26 PM

im always hitting the button on the door somehow. either an elbow, or something, idont realy know what part of my body hangs around down there

06blownSS 05-19-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SS4PK (Post 4988990)
I have had the key fob hanging on a hook go out to the garage and trunk is open. Or walk past car trunk is shut, get in start car an then trunk is open?

same with me... I was driving and the dash message popped up saying trunk is open weird...


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