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Name : Leonard Bernard Rapkins
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PostSubject: trunk latch   Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:03 pm

My trunk latch will not close. it appears to be in the open position all the time. Prior to this happening my trunk would not open with either remote control or door control button and I have had to resort to the key to open it, now the darned thing will not click shut. Any Ideas please as I am now driving around with my trunk lid open.
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Name : robotennis
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PostSubject: Re: trunk latch   Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:06 pm

blast it out with Lectra cleaner and grease the pivot points with lithium grease.Might just be clogged with junk.
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Name : Dave
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PostSubject: Re: trunk latch   Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:56 pm

It may just be in need of lubrication as Robo says, or if the springs have weakened from age, your latch may have jammed in the closed position. If your key still turns the cylinder, try turning the key at the same time swinging the lock lever opened. You may need a tool, such as a screw driver or the like to pry it to the opened position. I have seen this many times with trunk lids and doors.
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