Originally Posted by PJRNM
My wife's '08 SE is experiencing trunk release problems; she has to use the key. The button on the dash and the key fob are not working. The wires leading to the latch assembly are fine. I can hear a very faint click when the switch is activated, so I'm sure it's getting power. I removed the latch hoping I could take it apart, but it's a sealed unit. Any ideas? Do you think I'm going to have to replace the latch? Anybody got a part number or diagram of the latch assembly? Thanks for your help.
You may have the same problem many of us have had with the wires breaking in the rubber boot at the decklid/body. Mine slowly stopped working on the CHMSL, trunk release button and key fob. I had to remove the boot, cut all the wires and splice in about 6" of wire to make it work.
Apparently Chrysler made these too short and the wires break if the trunk is opened and closed enough. There are other threads on it. You might be able to find them by doing a search. That is how I found about it and fixed mine. Good luck.