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help with stuck trunk latch

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Carl W, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Carl W

    Carl W 2008, #311 thunder gray 1.5

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    My left trunk latch is stuck closed. When I press either the remote button or use my key, only the right latch releases. I had this problem once before, but it came open and I lubricated the mechanism with a lock-specific lubricant. However, this time it is really stuck. I can look through the crack while using a flashlight and see the mechanism fairly well. I've tried spraying lube directly on the mechanism. I've tried reaching in with a wire rod and pushing and pulling on it.

    My next idea is to lift the car up, possibly remove the rear wheel, and see if I can remove the fender liner and access the lock better. I don't have a jack for the car, though I could go buy one or take it to a garage. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. Nvbob

    Nvbob Roadster 1256

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    Here's a link to what others have done to resolve the issues you are having:

    Trunk Release Issues
     
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  3. Carl W

    Carl W 2008, #311 thunder gray 1.5

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    Forgot to say thanks for the link to related trunk issues. Still trying to get mine open.

    Carl
     

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