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Pdwight 09-11-2016 02:29 PM

Search for trunk manual release cable....Fail
 
Well I removed the driver's rear tire today and attempted to remove the inner fender skirt so I could hopefully find the trunk release....but No Go. I managed to remove the clip and the fasteners with the exception of one that I could not identify. Looking at the tire if you go to about 2 o'clock there is a fastener high that has no visible method of removing it ?

The head is smooth like the silly fastener that holds the manual bracket under the steering wheel....except I could not see the center pin....it looked solid.I did get enough of the fender curtain loose that I could see behind it and could not see the cable anywhere. It is so hot right now I decided to put it all back together and wait for a morning when I had more time and the ambient temperature was not that of molten lead.

tommy583 09-11-2016 04:59 PM

I searched for mine a few years ago when i locked my keys in the trunk on vacation. I couldn't find it either. I took the bumper off this year to change the muffler, there was no emergency cable too find. 98 base.

Pdwight 09-11-2016 06:32 PM

Ouch
 
Well I will eventually have to get in the trunk.....oil change and all that

Luv2Box 09-12-2016 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pdwight (Post 509795)
Well I removed the driver's rear tire today and attempted to remove the inner fender skirt so I could hopefully find the trunk release....but No Go. I managed to remove the clip and the fasteners with the exception of one that I could not identify. Looking at the tire if you go to about 2 o'clock there is a fastener high that has no visible method of removing it ?

The head is smooth like the silly fastener that holds the manual bracket under the steering wheel....except I could not see the center pin....it looked solid.I did get enough of the fender curtain loose that I could see behind it and could not see the cable anywhere. It is so hot right now I decided to put it all back together and wait for a morning when I had more time and the ambient temperature was not that of molten lead.

I don't know why but I've always thought the trunk release was electronic and only the frunk had a cable on my '99. If you find one please let the rest of us know where you found it.:cheers:

JFP in PA 09-12-2016 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luv2Box (Post 509870)
I don't know why but I've always thought the trunk release was electronic and only the frunk had a cable on my '99. If you find one please let the rest of us know where you found it.:cheers:

They all have one, here is where it is with the bumper removed for clarity:

http://www.graciecombativeskc.com/Re...Crawford/2.JPG

Pdwight 09-12-2016 01:51 PM

Thanks
 
I should be able to get to that one way or another....dont know if I can get the rear bumper off with the trunk closed....but I should be able to snag that wire with another wire

Luv2Box 09-12-2016 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JFP in PA (Post 509934)
They all have one, here is where it is with the bumper removed for clarity:

http://www.graciecombativeskc.com/Re...Crawford/2.JPG

Good to know but I hope I never have to get to it.:eek:

Steve Tinker 09-12-2016 03:55 PM

Its actually not difficult to find, even with the rear bumper attached. You will have to remove the wheel arch plastic lining and with the aid of a good light you should see it.
I pulled mine down so that it is positioned just below the rear bumper for easy reach in times of stress.... Just make sure it operates the latch OK before reattaching the liner.


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