Question about 1997 Saab 900
Trunk wont open. latch does not work from inside car
Make sure the drivers door is open and push the button on the drivers door to open trunk. Keep the drivers door open while you open trunk. If you close the drivers door before opening it, it won't open. Well this is what happens to our car. Don't know if it's a fault or the design but this does work for us.
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the cable has broken on your latch!! and your trunk!! I would try putting your key into the rear hole and gettint the locking device to move around to see if you can get it to shut!!
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Its probably the cable that runs from the latch to the trunk. This happened to me in my Accord. The part was only $25, but the labor was almost $260, so I just bought the part and did it myself. It was a lot of work (had to take up the carpet a little and take out the seats, but it only took 2 hours with 2 people working on it and I saved $260. hope that helps!
Posted on Mar 11, 2011
SOURCE: My battery has ran down,i
Here is what I did. I folded down the arm rest in the center of the backseat. Then you will see a plastic piece that is held in by a few clips. Pop this rectangular plastic piece off and put it to the side. Now for the fun part. Take a jig saw or saw zaw and cut a hole through the plastic seat backing behind the plasic rectangular piece you just popped off. After you cut a hole in the seat back you will be able to take something long, reach in and pull the trunk popper in the back of the trunk. What I used was a cane with a claw hammer taped to the straight end of the cane and then used the curled end of the can to hold onto and pulled the little trunk popper handle with the claw of the hammer. Use a flashlight and shine it in the hole you made so you can locate the white handled trunk popper. It is in the very back of the car in the center and it hangs down from the trunk lid if I'm not mistaken... Also I was just told this and have not checked to see if its true but I guess you can pop the hood manually(without needing a charged battery) and look for a battery post located in the engine bay that connects to the battery in the trunk. This way you can hook jumper cables up to this post therefore bypassing the battery in the trunk altogether.
Hope this helps........
Now if I could only figure out the slow draw in my 2004 Lincoln Ls
Actually its more of a fast draw. Everynight I have to put it on a 2 amp trickle charger so it will start in the morning. I've been doing some research and will be dusting off the multimeter for some testing tommorow.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
alot of times when the key isnt used often the tumblers will corrode in the lock, try spraying some good penetrating oil in there, and work the key slow so you dont break it off
Posted on May 11, 2009
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