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How do I replace/repair the trunk lock mechanism? It seems to be permanently tripped and won't close anymore.

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Try applying wd40 lubricant to the locking mechanism on trunk. with straight screw driver flip the locking switch back, you may have to try this more than once to get lock freed up. but it should flip back with your help. try this before changing the whole lock assembly.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • sml012 Aug 21, 2010

    Thank you, I tried this method but it still won't lock when I close the trunk. The mechanism actually seemed to be stiffer when i was done. But all that fiddling gave me a chance to get real intimate with how it's put together. Should come in handy when I do the repair.

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