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jwebhale 
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Posted: October†17, 2018 at 10:29 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote jwebhale
I have a Directed Electronics 522T Trunk Release Solenoid Kit installed and it is blowing 20 amp fuses. It is supposed to work with 10 amp. What is going on with this? I'm using a push button switch.
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 7:46 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote iskidoo
Maybe the power wire is touching ground somewhere between the switch and the solenoid. Disconnect it and temporarily run a different wire and see if it still happens. If it doesn't then figure out if the wire is touching ground in the vehicle body somewhere.
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 7:38 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote jwebhale
I think the solenoid is "sticking" and that is why it blowing fuses. Does that sound right?
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 7:46 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote iskidoo
Itís a possibility. Was it working before and then started this issue? Is this being installed brand new?
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 8:09 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote jwebhale
I originally installed the it and the solenoid lost it's pulling force. So, this is a replacement, and now it is causing this problem. I can actuate the solenoid several times and then it will stick. That's when it blows the fuse.
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 8:46 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote iskidoo
Have you lubricated the trunk mechanism that it is trying to open?
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 9:26 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote jwebhale
Yes
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 9:27 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote jwebhale
Yes, what would make a solenoid "stick"?
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 9:35 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote iskidoo
Could just be a faulty unit. I'd try another new one. Return the current one if it has any type of warranty.
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Posted: October†18, 2018 at 9:38 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote iskidoo
Only other thing I can think of would be if you had the switch tied into the keyless entry system. If you were wired directly to the keyless trunk output without using a relay to trigger it, it could be getting stuck on when popping the trunk from the remote.
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