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2003 pontiac sunfire trunk won't close

Trunk latch won't catch

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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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