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How do you adjust latch on trunk. Motor became inoperative and I had to disconnect. Lid will latch but not close completely.

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Hello we were disconnected fuse number 8 blue 15 amp is the pull down motor # 14 yellow is the trunk release 20 amp Regards, Lee

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

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