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Old 03-30-2017, 05:37 PM   #1
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Lazy trunk release

So my rear trunk decided not to open today. I heard a soft sound when I pressed the button but no success. I pulled off the left half of my bumper cover and found the manual cable and pop, it opened. Testing the mechanism with the trunk open and the cover off, I found that the latch moved but not enough, apparently, to open the lid. I shot some lithium grease onto the mechanism but I am looking for the cause of this. I'll check out the PET diagrams but thought I might ask here in case any of the local DIYers have come across this.

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Old 03-30-2017, 05:56 PM   #2
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Probably the solenoid actuator
It takes 5 min to replace
Look on Ebay for one, new they are big$$
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:26 AM   #3
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That actuator looks nicely tucked under a metal plate. I read somewhere that it is friction fit in place. Can anyone confirm this with regards to painless replacement?

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