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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Re: I pulled the runk latch in my car and heard it snap!
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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could be frozen if it has rained or snowed. you can try to open it by pulling on it a little harder, but you may risk damaging the weatherstripping of the car or the latch handle or latch. Pour some warm water down around the door, avoid the windows, might thaw them out.
So your trunk release button on the dash dpesn't seem to open the trunk. Does your key fob button open the trunk? yes....then could be problem with switch but read on. no......are your power door locks not working as well. not working.....check fuse, on 2001 Focus the fuse is a 20amp number 63 on the back of the fuse panel under the dash. Pop cover off and undue the rwo screws. hold plastic retainers and pull off the fuse panel from metal frame. pull fuse panel down toand turn over so you can see the fuse.check fuse. blown? yes.......replace fuse with good one. test all door locks open/close then check fuse...if its blown the problem is something to do with the door lock circuits. if the fuse is still ok...try pushing the trunk open button. fuse still ok? then I am a loss toas to whats the problem but if the fiuse blew when trying the trunk button your problem is the trunk latch circuit. Now if the trunk latch button is popping the fuse then disconnect wiring to trunk latch (in trunk) and try the button again. Still blowing the it is the electrical before the trunk latch unit. If it did now blow the problem is something to do with the part of the circuit you disconnected. How to go farther and find the problem exactly is not covered in this answer. You have to take it from here. JAG
Most likely, the plastic snap on the end of the hooked link that runs from the button mechanism down to the latch has popped out of its hole in the latch. Common problem on cars of this age.
If you have fold down rear seats, crawl in the trunk and pop up the plastic snaps that hold the trunk liner in place (if you break some, no worries, they are cheap), and pull up the liner and reach inside and release the trunk latch. Then you can replace the plastic snap on the link, or just secure it to the lock with a zip tie. We bought a new snap and still had to secure it with a zip tie.
If you don't have fold down rear seats, you will need to remove the license plate and drill a hole so you can reach in with a wire hook and release the trunk latch. You need to find a rubber body plug an inch or so in diameter and then drill a hole to fit your rubber plug. This will be easier if you know someone else with an e36 who will let you pull off their trunk lid lining and see what it looks like so you can select the best spot to drill the hole and know just how to grab and pull the trunk latch to release it.
1.Empty the trunk of all contents
2.Park on a level surface and set parking brake, shift auto trans into Park or manual into R
3.Turn the ignition off.
4.Open the trunk.
5.Pull down the convertible top latch located above the rearview mirror and turn it counterclockwise to unlatch . Leave the latch open and turned to prevent damage.
6.Pull rearward on the side edge of the convertible top and pull it off of
the windshield frame.
7.Push the convertible top down into the trunk
8.After the top is stored, push on the convertible top to ensure that the top is fully retracted and securely stored.
9.Close thet runk by pressing down from the rear center of it with a swift, firm motion.
hi there either the wire that runs down under the carpet through to the boot latch is not tight enough or has snapped or it is not connect to the latch in the boot and has come off it should have a liitle bull bearing at the boot end and will click on to the latch at the top of the boot where the latch is