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Trunk latch is not lock even with the slam the trunk down hard.

After heavy load in the trunk, trunk is not locking and have to drive with open trunk. Need a help bad.

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It sounds as if the locking latch on the rear panel has been distorted with the heavy load, smother the lock on the trunk with grease and gently lower down and see where the grease leaves a mark , this way you can see where the latch on the rear panel should be , both the lock on the trunk and the latch on the rear panel have some adjustment so you will have to adjust both until they line up again

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

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SOURCE: acura rsx trunk latch stuck & won't open

could be the spring release in the lever on the trunk itself. If you can hear the acuator locking/unlocking(that is all it's ment to do) then the spring release is the problem. you need to unbolt the latch from inside the trunk and once the trunk is open you can trace from there. I had the same problem due to a minor fender bender and I just fixed mine last week.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: acura rsx trunk latch stuck & won't open

I"m having trouble with locking and unlocking my hatch using my remote. I have flipped the white switch in the trunk and it acts as a child safety lock if flipped one direction. However I am not able to open the trunk this way. It acts as a permanent lock. So I figure the switch must be flipped the other direction and need to replace my actuator. Is this hard to do. It looks to me like it two switches holding a bracket to hold the actuator itself after plugging in the actuator from both sides. Is it really this simple?? Is there more to it???

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Trunk won't open

well not sure if it will work but try replacing the battery in your remote. you have to hit the unlock button twice for the hatch. let me know how it pans out.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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