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Hi! I have a 2014 Rio. My trunk open light remains on all the time. Resulting in a dead battery of it sits more than 2 days without starting. It has to be an easy fix but I cant figure it out. I tried to remove the trunk light to prevent battery from draining while parked. Please if anyone has had this issue or knows how to fix it, this Mom needs help!
 

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Were you able to remove the lightbulb? Definitely do that to keep the battery from draining. I looked at my own car and I was unable to find an external switch so I think that the trunk open switch is inside the lock mechanism. When I get more time I will open my up and see how to fix it.
 

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That is the wire that is causing your problem. You may can unhook it, and resolve the problem, however it might be unhooked and that be the problem. I don't know what is "On" or "off" (open loop, or closed). You can wire a switch to the wires for a one dollar fix or replace the latch itself for an OEM fix. there may just be crud preventing a solid connection, ect. a few possibilities all caused by improper electrical loop

Hi! I have a 2014 Rio. My trunk open light remains on all the time. Resulting in a dead battery of it sits more than 2 days without starting. It has to be an easy fix but I cant figure it out. I tried to remove the trunk light to prevent battery from draining while parked. Please if anyone has had this issue or knows how to fix it, this Mom needs help!
 

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The orange wire and the brown wire are the wires that give feedback to the car if the trunk is opened or closed. You can use a multimeter to check if the switch is the problem. I simply put a screw driver through the lock mechanism to close it. A used OE part is the way to go for something like this if you determine that the switch is bad.
 

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Hi! I have a 2014 Rio. My trunk open light remains on all the time. Resulting in a dead battery of it sits more than 2 days without starting. It has to be an easy fix but I cant figure it out. I tried to remove the trunk light to prevent battery from draining while parked. Please if anyone has had this issue or knows how to fix it, this Mom needs help!
I have the same problem and I cank figure it out did you solve the problem yet ?
 
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