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Old 02-16-2017, 06:09 AM   #1
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Front trunk opening issues

Hi All,

When I press button on the key or hit the Trunk opening button, I hear the clicks and it seems like the trunk is opening. However, it does not open enough to insert fingers in to slide the middle lock/lever.

It does create some space on the sides where I can lift it up by an inch or so and then I can slide my finger to slide the lever.

Any ideas or tips to troubleshoot this issue will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Jay

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Old 02-16-2017, 08:40 AM   #2
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Lubrication ease of movement. Do the struts hold it up OK?
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:48 AM   #3
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Grease gets old. Clean the lock release mechanism in lumber it. Cold weather probably adds to the problem.
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That should read "lube it". Darn spell check!
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:17 AM   #5
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It also may be possible that the actuator is failing. This happened on my '04.

Just something to look into if the other methods don't help.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:48 PM   #6
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Hi All,

When I press button on the key or hit the Trunk opening button, I hear the clicks and it seems like the trunk is opening. However, it does not open enough to insert fingers in to slide the middle lock/lever.

It does create some space on the sides where I can lift it up by an inch or so and then I can slide my finger to slide the lever.

Any ideas or tips to troubleshoot this issue will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Jay
Common and classic symptoms of a worn out spring in the hood release. The entire assembly must be replaced. Easy DYI job. You can buy a new one, or get a used one from a recycler like Woody.

Just sayin'...........

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Old 02-28-2017, 06:35 AM   #7
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Thank you all, I lubed the latch mechanism and it took care of the problem.

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