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How do you adjust a trunk latch on a 03 Ford Focus Sedan?. The lock mechanism does not engage all the way in the lock. The catch has 3 bolts which can be moved for adjustment.

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Loosen all 3 bolts, then do them up so that they are pinch tight then push door to close as hard as you can,open door and tighten bolts,close door again to ensure no rattles/leaks and that door locks.keep adjusting till you get it right...

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