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My trunk won't pop open when I lift the trunk release lever

When I pull up on the trunk lever next to the drivers seat, the trunk does release (with another person pulling up on it) but there is no spring action that lifts the trunk away from the latch. I've looked in the trunk and see the two bars running horizontally to each trunk hinge. My question is, how do I adjust the bars or make it so the trunk pops open when I pull on the lever?

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You can adjust the tension by moving one or both bars. on one end it should sit in one of three notches. I have moved mine by hand but you may need a screwdriver or pry bar on some cars. also depending on the car, you may want to put something to protect your rear window. As some have alot of tension and may spring out, and hit the window. Just try different positions till you get your desired effect. And a last note sometimes the bars become bent or really weak from use. And may require to be replaced. If so then they can be ordered from the dealer.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

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    Michael Mar 23, 2014

    I just looked in the trunk. There are several spots that the bars rest on. However, there is no multi-notch area that you mentioned. The tensioners do keep the trunk fully open. Is there an aftermarket route I could go to just to get the trunk to move past the latch when I pull on the trunk release?

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