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Pontiac sunfire trunk does not close far enough to latch

Latch work when detached from trunk but mounting holes do not line up. As if the trunk does not close far enough.

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SOURCE: latch is stuck and door won't close on 1997 pontiac sunfire?

where door latches on car get a screw driver and pop latch back in the up possion right now your latch is down like your door is closed

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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See if you can make the latch work by just using a screw driver in the slot to lock it, then open it with the key. If that works ok, you will need to raise the striker and align it to the latch.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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this happened all the time on my 03, take two plyers, one in each hand and put them both onto the u-bolt (the part that the latch latches to) and pull up then try and close the trunk, sometimes the latch pushes that ubolt platform down so it cant grab

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. The trunk will not

Mine also had this problem within the first few months of ownership. I took it to the dealership and they said it was a "known issue" with the latching mechanism. They used some type of tool to pull the latch forward and it worked like a charm. It was free of charge at a Pontiac Dealership. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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SOURCE: This morning I opened my trunk to my 2055 Pontiac

You may have inadvertently locked the latch when putting the plastic piece back on look at the latch mechanism and where the latch locks on the bar put a screw driver in the latch mechanism and then operate the lat to open it should open up then try shutting the trunk lid do it with the plastic piece off first to be sure thats the problem because if you have the plastic piece on you may make it nearly impossible to open it up. Then if it works put the plastic piece back on then make sure the latch is open and then close it does it work? if yes you did it if not write back to me for more help. Thanks for using fix-ya.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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I have a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. I have the same problem that many other people have. The trunk latch bends the U hook mounted on the car. The U hook is mounted on a very week piece of metal that...


if where the "U" hook is mounted is just sheet metal the that area will have to be strengthened. Get a piece of flat bar about 3/16 " thick and remove the hook, place the flat bar behind the sheet metal. Make it long enough to be able to drill outside the width of the hook. Mark holes for the hook and drill. place the flat bar behind the rear and do the hook back up
This will place the flat bar behind the sheet metal in place
now drill smaller holes for pop rivets and fix the bar to the sheet metal
This mod will spread the load over a greater area of the hook and reduce the sheet metal bending

Mar 18, 2015 | 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

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This morning I opened my trunk to my 2055 Pontiac Sunfire and when I went to close it the black casing around the latch on the frame of the car came off so I put it back on and when I went to close the...


You may have inadvertently locked the latch when putting the plastic piece back on look at the latch mechanism and where the latch locks on the bar put a screw driver in the latch mechanism and then operate the lat to open it should open up then try shutting the trunk lid do it with the plastic piece off first to be sure thats the problem because if you have the plastic piece on you may make it nearly impossible to open it up. Then if it works put the plastic piece back on then make sure the latch is open and then close it does it work? if yes you did it if not write back to me for more help. Thanks for using fix-ya.

Apr 23, 2010 | 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

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I have a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. The trunk will not lock/latch. When I have the trunk lid open, i can get it to lock with my fingers but cannot get it to latch when it is shut, how do i fix it?


Mine also had this problem within the first few months of ownership. I took it to the dealership and they said it was a "known issue" with the latching mechanism. They used some type of tool to pull the latch forward and it worked like a charm. It was free of charge at a Pontiac Dealership. Hope this helps.

Mar 31, 2010 | 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

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The pop up lighter thing where u can put a phone charger in doesnt work. And the trunk latch doesnt want to latch when closed.


for the lighter its probly the fuse,is anything eles not working?? if fuse is good then,the lighter element is dead get a new popper part at an auto place 10-15 bucks for a jobber, as for the trunk latch if the trunk was slamed maby the metal hook flange maby moved looked for the dirt lines or the paint lines to reline it up, or maby its the cable for the latch itself, almost like a derailer or shifter cable on a moutian bike maby its jamed in the open posistion LUBE like WHITE LITHUM GREESE or just plane WHITE GREESE IN A SPRAY CAN what type of car is it may i ask...

Jan 29, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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Trunk will not close


sounds like the trunk latch needs replaced, i have the same car and year and mine did that, i replaced the trunk latch and it now shuts

Oct 19, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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'96 Maxima Trunk Not Stay Locked


should be a connector on the latch itself that is hooked to a release solenoid find it and unplug it

Aug 04, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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My trunk won't close.


Is the trunk latch in the "locked" position?

Lift the trunk lid and look where the latch is, right in the center. The lower part (on the car) is a square metal loop, and the latch part (on the lid) has a slot that fits over that loop with an inner part to grab on to the loop.

If the latch is blocking the slot, then it won't close. The solution in this case is to take your keys and turn them as though you were opening the trunk. This should release the latch so the slot is clear.

Good luck!

Aug 03, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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2005 sunfire trunk won't close and latch


this happened all the time on my 03, take two plyers, one in each hand and put them both onto the u-bolt (the part that the latch latches to) and pull up then try and close the trunk, sometimes the latch pushes that ubolt platform down so it cant grab

Jul 01, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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2003 pontiac sunfire trunk won't close


See if you can make the latch work by just using a screw driver in the slot to lock it, then open it with the key. If that works ok, you will need to raise the striker and align it to the latch.

May 21, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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01 Sunfire trunk lock


You can get an entire latch assembly at any local junkyard for not too many $. When installing use scar marks and dirt around bolts on the trunk lid to locate the latch properly.

Mar 19, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

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