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Front seat won`t unlatch to fold down

Cable that unlatches back of front bench seat disconnected. Will not fold foward to get access to back jump seat

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Just got an 2002 Chrysler

i dont think they were meant to fold down but you should be able to take them out to haul bigger items. some of the vans they make are made that way so that you have to remove the seats rather than fold them down

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Left side rear door will not unlatch.

stupid question but did you try inside latch?If so you should be able to remove seat from other side and remove door panel and replace parts (probley clip) as needed or at least open door if latch is defective

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: front seat won't fold down the release lever is not working

the mechanism is burried deep inside the acctual seat. there will be an access fold which consists of a piece of plastic which is folded at the botom of the back of the seat which should untuck so to speak and allow you to access the back enough to see the offending clasp

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release cable is frozen, how to unlatch hood?

if you can get a pry bar or a screwdiver under the hood and push on the mechanism that the cable pulls the hood will open.then you need to replace the cable.

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SOURCE: 2007 Tahoe 3rd row right seat will not fold

I solved the problem by spraying WD40 into the front side of the seat support that was sticking. This support has a rubber closure to protect the mechanics of the seat. After spraying a generous amount of WD40, I waited about 5 minutes and tried the lever to fold the seat. It worked and still does.

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How do I access the trunk of my 1994 Chevy Lumina 4 door Sedan via the backseat. The yellow release button and the keylock to the trunk are both not working.

The bottom of the bench seat pushes back to unlatch from the floor then lifts out. You can then access the screws that hold the back padding on and remove those and lift the back out and get in the trunk.

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07 corvette top will retract but deck lid makes no effort to close, then top will not go back up. Need to release pressure in block lift top up about 1/4 of way then top will go back up

Manually Moving the Folding Top from the Down Position
Important: Allow the system a minimum of four minutes to bleed down pressure after the last cycle.
Manually release the folding top cover latch using the emergency release cable.
Raise the folding top stowage cover.
Manually raise the folding top, holding the 5 bow up.
Manually lower and latch the folding top stowage cover.
Manually unfold the top and latch per normal procedure.

Manually Moving the Folding Top from the Up Position
Important: Allow the system a minimum of four minutes to bleed down pressure after the last cycle.
Manually release header latch per normal operation.
Manually lift front of roof off of the header and raise the #5 bow at the same time.
Manually release the Folding Top Cover latch using the emergency release cable.
Fold the roof down into the well.
Manually close and latch the folding top stowage cover.

Power Folding Top System Components
The power folding top system consists of the following components:
• Folding top control (FTC) module
• Body control module (BCM)
• Folding top control switch
• Serial data communication
• Folding top cover latch actuator
• Folding top cover pull down actuator
• Folding top pump motor with valve manifold
• Position switches and limit switches:
- Pin receiver switch
- Luggage barrier switch
- Folding top cover open switch
- Top open switch
- Top closed switch
- 5 bow raised switch
- 5 bow lowered switch
• Tonneau release relay
• BATT 2 Fuse 40 A
• Folding top mechanical components:
- Folding top
- Folding top cover
- Folding top valve 1
- Folding top valve 2
- Folding top valve 3
- Hydraulic lines and cylinders

Folding Top Cover Latch Actuator
The power folding top system includes a folding top cover that is powered open and close by a hydraulic system that is controlled by the FTC module. A power unlatch motor is used to unlatch the folding top cover before the folding top control (FTC) module powers the top cover open. The folding top cover unlatching is requested by the FTC module via class 2 message, but is executed by the body control module (BCM). When requested, the BCM applies battery voltage through the folding top cover release relay control circuit to the tonneau release relay. The relay is energized and battery voltage is applied through the folding top cover release control circuit to the latch actuator. The actuator is energized and the latch releases the folding top cover.

The electronics on this are very complex ,

System Operation
Before any movement of the power folding top is allowed, the folding top control (FTC) module must be aware of the following conditions:
• Unlatch the header. The FTC module reads the pin receiver switch is Inactive.
• The windows must be normalized. Refer to Power Window Reinitialization.
• The ignition must be placed in Accessory or RUN.
• The transmission must be placed in PARK, or with manual transmission, the park brake must be applied.
• Trunk status must not be ajar.
• The luggage barrier must be in place.
• The pump motor temperature must be within the operating range.

After the last cycle of power folding top operation, allow the hydraulic system a minimum of 4 minutes to bleed down before attempting manual operation of the top.
Your best bet take and have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes .
DTC B3666 Rear Tonneau Position Error
DTC B3667 Tonneau Release Circuit
DTC B1011
DTC B1291
DTC B1420
DTC B3602
DTC B3666
DTC B3667
DTC B3670
DTC B3971

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How can I get my keys out of my 2005 acura tl trunk?

Sadly, without a key, the interior seat release mechanism won't allow the seats to be folded down to access the trunk in that fashion. Do you have a valet key or a second set of keys accessible?
LONGSHOT: If you have a picture of your key, a professional locksmith can cut a key for you from the picture so you can unlatch the back seats.
This is true of second generation TL/TLXs as well.
You may end up having to have a dealer perform a dealer unlock using the electronic interface inside the passenger compartment.

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I have G6 convertible sensor "top not secure" warning on panel. However secure and working. The hard top just stopped opening. Please advise Deborah

Before taking this problem to the dealer, you might check this quick fix. I had the same problem on my 2007 Pontiac G6 Gt Convertible, and just resolved it.
First, you can access your trunk by disconnecting, and then reconnecting your negative battery terminal-this clears the safety code momentarily allowing the trunk to be opened using your trunk release button.
After you have the trunk open, check the wiring harness located in the top right corner of the trunk lid where the hinge is attached to the trunk lid. My wiring harness had come loose, allowing a wire to get stuck in the hinge, resulting in a cut wire-it was a red one. I spliced the wire back together, taped it up with electrical tape, and then secured the harness to the hinge assembly so wires couldn't come loose again. The problem resolved immediately with no further issues. Good luck.

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Passanger side fold down rear seat will noy unlatch

Check from behind the seat to see that the lever actually moves the latch free. Usually it is like a cam locking on notches that hold the seatback up.

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Passanger side rear seat will not fold down

the only thing you can do is take the plastic cover off and visually inspect it to see what is actually broke and repair it. the only other option is to call around to your local savage yards and find a matching seat and replace it. please rate my answer :-)

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My 06 malibu rear seat will not go down due to stuck switch

Push on the seat to the rear while pulling the cable release. Sounds like latch is adjusted too tight. If this works make adjustment before putting the seat back up. Open trunk & you should also be able to get to the speakers and the latch for the seat back. May require a screwdriver or something narrow & long to push on the latch arm while another person pushes & pulls the seat back to unlatch.


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I have one and after climbing allll over the car, its in the trunk. 2 strings you can hook your fingers through. you pull on them. They are located at the front, just where the trunk hinges open, in the middle. I was annoyed by the "should" answers because I still had to crawl all over my back seat and then finally into the trunk before I just randomly started pulling and pushing things haha.

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Front seat won't fold down the release lever is not working

the mechanism is burried deep inside the acctual seat. there will be an access fold which consists of a piece of plastic which is folded at the botom of the back of the seat which should untuck so to speak and allow you to access the back enough to see the offending clasp

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