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My 1991 Lexus LS400's trunk latch is stuck shut. I can put the key in the lock and turn it, but nothing happens. I can't get in via the back seat, there is a steel plate blocking the gas tank, and the mechanics I have taken it to (I'm trying to avoid the dealership if possible) want to go in thru a tail light, re-soddering the metal back in afterwords. Any ideas??

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  • chapman212 Aug 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. The lever that attached to the key lock probably came loose. Any ideas how to get in?

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you can take out the back seat ..that way you can get at the release lever........

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SOURCE: R & R 1991 Lexus Ls400 Gear shift knob

slide the lower part of shifter handle down and you will find two screws, but there is 2 wires coming in from center console for overdrive button.you have to remove the center console cover and remove the 2 wires from connector and then pull up threw handle.when you go back together you will have to guide them back threw the handle.

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SOURCE: Replace/fix starter on 1991 Lexus LS400

Not too bad. Not much room, just enough to drop the starter. It is probably easier to go up through exhaust if you can get your exhaust shield off the manifold .

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SOURCE: how do i change my spark plugs on my lexus ls400

there located on top of engine under the cover thats says V8 FOUR CAM 32, 4 S.P. on each side,remove both covers and its easy access after that.

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