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I have a 2002 LS430 with a trunk lock problem. When I push the trunk button on my key or I pull the trunk lever located near the hood and gas tank levers on the dash all I hear is a cycling of the trunk mechanism located in the trunk lid. The trunk does not open unless you are lifting the trunk lid during one of the 3 cycles the trunk lid actuator. I replaced the $500.00 actuator but the same problem. Does any one have any solutions? I would appreciate the help.

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In my 95 there is a Striker Assembly that is spring loaded to apply upward pressure on the trunk when it's released. I don't know if your 430 has that but if so, my guess it that the spring is broken or has come loose or something to that effect.

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My guess is that spring or the 2 gas struts have lost their charge and are not forceful enough to lift the trunk. I had the latter occur in the hood of a Ferrari.

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The gas struts are new, I ordered a new striker assemble and will try that $32.00 compared to the trunk actuator I replaced at $500.00+. I will let you know if that fixed it if not if anyone else has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate the advice.

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I tried a new striker from liexus but again the same problem. Doies anyone have any suggetions? I would greatly appreciate the help.

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Did you ever find a solution? I hace replaced the striker and tried 4 actuators and still my trunk lock cycles 3 times and stops. I have to either be lifting or holding the trunk down to get the latch to lock or unlock

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