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I pulled the runk latch in my car and heard it snap!

I pulled the trunk latch from in my Mazda 3 and heard the wire snap. Is this something really worth taking to the mechanic or is it something I could do from home. Because the mechanic said it would cost $88 dollars just to look at it. Not to mention the cost to fix it.

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  • purvis_sarah May 24, 2009

    I can still open the truck with the key. I am talking about the latch from inside the car next to the driver seat.

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It is not a hard job however you will probably have to pull the carpet up on one side and possibly remove the rear seat hope this helps regards Jim

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Depends on what you plan on doing with the car in the long run and how you feel about it cosmetically. If you really wanted to get in there, pop the lock off and put a long flat screwdriver inside the hole. One twist and you're in. The only downside is that you'd have to get a new lock. The other option? Can you access the trunk by pulling the backseat forward? If so, you could crawl back in the trunk and release the locking lever. Your trunk would be open and you could repair/replace the broken wire. Hope this helps.

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