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Old 08-09-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Is your trunk release lever hard to pull? Found FAST fix.

Mine was really hard to pull. I thought I'd break it so many times opening the trunk. So what I did to fix it was go to the trunk and pull the internal safety release lever (the one inside the trunk) about 6 times. For some reason it totally fixed the cabin release lever completely. It must have loosened up the cable or something. Whatever I did, it worked great; It's super easy to open now! No guarantees it will work for you but it's worth a try.
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Old 08-10-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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Mine is too,Yes but now you have to get in the trunk and close the lid shut and make sure the safety release works.If we do not here from you will assume you broke it!!
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Old 08-10-2003, 07:57 PM   #3
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Actually, I did get in the trunk and shut it to release it! I had someone with me that I trusted! Anyway, only get in and try it if the first method doesn't work.
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:57 AM   #4
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Mine's still a little sticky but I find that if I slam the trunk shut pretty hard it is easier to open the next time. That's about as easy as it gets, right?
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:54 PM   #5
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yes mine is hard to pull open,when I first got the car I thought it was broken,then I tried the key and that was not working ether.So a couple days later I just pulled up real hard on the inside lever and it poped up,then I looked inside and flicked the switch from cancel so I could use the key.But you are write I thought I was going break it.When I get mine back from dealer I will try what you did Matt Hope the joke did not bother you!!
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:34 PM   #6
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No, mine is not even a bit sticky anymore. Get in the trunk and try the internal release a couple of times.
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:50 AM   #7
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I'm going to try this.
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:37 PM   #8
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Just tried that, it worked great, hopefully it will stay that way. If it only temporarily fixes it Iíll post back.
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:45 PM   #9
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Quote:
then I tried the key and that was not working ether.
When you use the key push down on the trunk with your left hand and turn the key with the right. It will unlock without trouble.
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:11 AM   #10
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You guys do know that this subject has been addressed and there is a quick and easy fix for it. DonA posted it about a month ago.
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:41 AM   #11
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I moved the trunk latch, and that improved the release.


but...it would be much easier to just pull the handle a couple of times, if that did the same thing.
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