Hey guys I have a 2015 Malibu lt2 and my fuse keeps blowing out. Do anybody have pointers to stop the problem or I'll just take it to the dealership.
I had the same problem. My trunk worked fine the first two years then all of a sudden it didn't. There was a 5 Amp fuse so I went out and bought 5 Amp fuses. I would pop the trunk maybe twice and it would blow again. One day I needed to get into the trunk to get my sister's walker but I was out of fuses. I put in a 7.5 Amp about 2 months ago and it's been working like a champ.Sounds dumb, I know, but check the size of the fuse to be sure it's what should be in there.
If you're comfortable using a VOM (volt-ohm meter), pull the fuse and insert the meter's leads into the fuse terminals, setting it on Amps at its highest setting (usually around 10A), then have someone energize the trunk release. If it's abnormally high then you have a bad solenoid or the wiring has a short somewhere.
You can also check the wiring harness where it crosses over from the body to the lid and see if it's chafing somewhere. Also check where it connects to the solenoid to see if there are any issues or a bad connection, which can draw more amps than normal.
Next, pull the plug off the solenoid and energize the release to see if it still draws too many amps or if that "cures" it. If so, the solenoid or the connection is the issue. Check the plug for signs of overheating or damage that may have distorted its shape.
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