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LS models. Sensor in trunk that opens with movement.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject:  LS models. Sensor in trunk that opens with movement. Reply with quote

I have a 2001 LS. I sometimes am driving and then out of the blue the warning panel flashed that my trunk is open and sure enough it is. I thought this was curious for a while. However, I was reading through the owners manual a couple days ago and I found out that the car has a sensor in the trunk that detects movement, GM says that is is incase somebody is trapped in there they will be able to escape. So if you have anything rattling around back there your trunk will open. I don't remember which page its on in the manual and I don't remember where the sensor is, but its there. just though I'd share the info.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ive had things moving around in my trunk and never caused it to pop open.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't think that was installed in all years, or even standard for one year. But it has come up before.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It was an option and for 2001 only... seems pretty stupid and that's probably why GM stopped doing it... quickly

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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It was an option and for 2001 only... seems pretty stupid and that's probably why GM stopped doing it... quickly

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So I'm safe locking people in my trunk with my 05? Laughing

Interesting feature. I have never heard of it before on any car. I can see why they dropped it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Interesting feature.



It's like communism, good on paper, but sucks when put into play. The whole, trapped in the trunk thing is why all cars have the lever, or pull tag in there...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Interesting feature.



It's like communism, good on paper, but sucks when put into play. The whole, trapped in the trunk thing is why all cars have the lever, or pull tag in there...


my 2000 didnt have the escape latch

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Interesting feature.



It's like communism, good on paper, but sucks when put into play. The whole, trapped in the trunk thing is why all cars have the lever, or pull tag in there...


my 2000 didnt have the escape latch


really? You should start kidnapping then. Very Happy
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Interesting feature.



It's like communism, good on paper, but sucks when put into play. The whole, trapped in the trunk thing is why all cars have the lever, or pull tag in there...


my 2000 didnt have the escape latch


really? You should start kidnapping then. Very Happy


haha well the car is gone now, but it was pretty weird that it wasnt in there. I know that as of now it's a requirement, but maybe that start in 01 or 02

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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It was an option and for 2001 only... seems pretty stupid and that's probably why GM stopped doing it... quickly

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figured it was something like that, neither my 02 or my 04 had it

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Hayes wrote:
PushrodPower wrote:
Interesting feature.



It's like communism, good on paper, but sucks when put into play. The whole, trapped in the trunk thing is why all cars have the lever, or pull tag in there...


When I still sold GM cars, the manager had a "special' for the salesmen: If one of us could lock a customer in the trunk (willingly) to demonstrate the emergency trunk release, they would pay us a bonus of $100 whether we sold the car or not.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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It was an option and for 2001 only... seems pretty stupid and that's probably why GM stopped doing it... quickly

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Thank god! I can't imagine all the hell I'd go through if one of those bodies in my trunk rolled over and tripped that! Try passing that one off to the border patrol with an arm flopping around in the back. Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've never heard anything about a sensor that detects movement on the trunk, my tire inflator is moving all the time, but my trunk has never opened.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

First, it's an option...

Second, it not only senses motion, but it also looks for a temperature differential to identify that it's a person and not your dirty laundry

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Hayes wrote:
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Interesting feature.



It's like communism, good on paper, but sucks when put into play. The whole, trapped in the trunk thing is why all cars have the lever, or pull tag in there...


When I still sold GM cars, the manager had a "special' for the salesmen: If one of us could lock a customer in the trunk (willingly) to demonstrate the emergency trunk release, they would pay us a bonus of $100 whether we sold the car or not.


Did anyone collect this bonus? Laughing

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