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My trunk latch in my 2008 chrysler sebring convertible will not close and I can't close my convertible top because it says the truck is open.

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SOURCE: Chrysler Sebring convertible top closure

I would suggest using something like a handle (cabinet or drawer handle) that you can screw into the inside of the top's frame so when she goes to close it she can use this as a means of more leverage to help pull it that last 2 inches so it can be latched down

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible - Trunk lid will not stay open

All gas charged supports are not created equal. I recommend using O.E. for this application.
Snow,ice and trapped water make the lid heavier than it should be make sure these are not the issue.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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Good Evening, those trunk lift supports can be a pain if you forget about them being bad they tend to not be nice when they hit your head. They are on ball studs and there is a spring steel clip you get a small flat screwdriver and pry out the little metal band and then pull it off. A word of advice is to put a board or broomstick to hold the trunk open while you do it. The first thing to do is call your local autozone or advance auto parts and be sure they are in stock before you start. Any questions please feel free to ask.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010

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SOURCE: My 2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited

Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. You need to check the latch. There is a small lever that you can push to unlock and lock the hatch. Try pushing it over and see if that helps.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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SOURCE: My 2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited

I did this to my car once. Be sure the latch isn't closed as you are trying to close the trunk. With the trunk open pop the trunk once, then see if the trunk latches properly.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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