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Trunk lid My 1998 Mustang trunk lid will not latch closed. the remote works to un latch, but I cant get the lid to latch close

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Remote trunk lid release not working

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    THE TRUNK LATCH IS STUCK AND WONT CLOSE LATCH LOOKS LIKE IT IS STUCK AND WILL NOT CLOSE

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    The trunk lid needs to be aligned it won't close

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Do you have the striker plate missing? if not i had spryed some WD-40 on my and it worked. if you have striker plate missing try to put some tape,(electrical tape). you can find these parts at cjponypats.com, part #TLSP5 they are about $30 or less

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I have a 2010 Toyota Camry n I checked everything with the trunk n it still will not close. Any suggestions?


sounds like the latch has locked put a screw driver in the latch where it grabs the bar on the trunk lid turn the key to open and lift the screw driver and un latch the locking mechanism

Feb 20, 2015 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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HOW TO TURN OFF THE TRUNK OPEN ALARM



The 2012 Camry's trunk lid has a 'trunk open' alarm that shows up on the instrument panel as 'door open' red icon. It also turns on the door open beeping sound so long as the trunk lid is open. This is normal and is usually not a problem..

However, if you should need to carry a large item in the trunk and can't close the lid, be prepared to listen to the incessant door open sound with no means to turn it off!!

The trunk lid alarm 'switch' is operated by the trunk latch when you open or close the lid. By manually operating the latch to it's closed position, you can temporarily silence the alarm.

Using a small screwdriver, you can easily press the actuator and turn the alarm off.

Picture 1: trunk lid latch in the OPEN (Alarm ON) position.
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**WARNING**
YOU MUST RETURN THE ACTUATOR TO THE OPEN POSITION (ABOVE)
(ALARM ON) BEFORE YOU CLOSE THE LID. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY DAMAGE THE LATCHING MECHANISM
**WARNING**

DO THIS WITH THE TRUNK OPEN LEVER OR WITH THE REMOTE TRUNK OPEN BUTTON.

Picture 2: trunk lid latch in the CLOSED (Alarm OFF) position.
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IF YOU TRY TO CLOSE THE LID WITH THE LATCH IN THIS POSITION YOU MAY DAMAGE OR BREAK THE LATCHING MECHANISM

on Sep 17, 2015 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

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It seems that my 2005 Lexus ES330 trunk light won't turn off. How to check whether the trunk light is off when the trunk lid is close?


Remove the bulb if you think it runs the battery down. the switch is part of the latch assembly of the trunk.

Jul 07, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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My trunk wont shut on my 1991 buick park ave. Is the bottom part of the latch supossed to be at an angle?


CHECK FOR LOOSE BOLTS AT THE LATCH STRIKER IF BOLTS LOOSE MOVE STRIKER TO CORRECT POSITION SLOWLY CLOSE TRUNK LID UNTIL THE TRUNK LID LATCH AND LATCH STRIKER COME IN CONTACT TO CLOSE TRUNK.ONCE BOTH ADJUSTMENTS CORRECT. TIGHTEN THE LATCH STRIKER BOLTS TRUNK SHOULD NOW CLOSE.

Jul 25, 2011 | 1991 Buick Park Avenue

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The trunk of my car doesn,t shut properly...you have to slam it really hard for it to close properly. I,ve tried W-D40 but that only helped a little. Any sugestions, 98 hona accord


Two possibilities:1) The latch part (the one installed in the chassis, not on the lid) has adjusting screws, these might have become loose, pushed down, and the lid part cant reach it when you close it. 2) The remote cable lid opener might be stuck on the open position, not allowing the lid to lock. Check the remote tab by the driver´s side for freedom of movement, and proper return to rest position.

Sep 27, 2010 | 1998 Honda Accord

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Trunk does not completely close


The trunk latch contains a switch which closes when the trunk lid is pushed closed by hand, then this switch sends power to the trunk lid pull down motor which then finishes closing the trunk lid. Often the switch or motor will go bad and the whole thing will stop working. It takes a little testing to figure out which part is at fault but they are usually quite easy to fix.

Jun 10, 2010 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car

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My trunk will not close


There is a possibility that the remote latch cable is stuck (lubrication is gone) . With a screwdriver, NOT the fingers, try to return manually the latch, to its open position (instead of the pull open position). If you push it too far, it will go into locked position, and when you pull down the trunk lid, it wont reach its normal closed position. In that case, pull the latch back open, with the remote lever. Should you manage to close the trunk properly, spray some WD40 or some lubricant on the latch assembly.

Apr 24, 2010 | 1998 Honda Accord

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Accidentally closed trunk without letting auto


is the trunk lid latched at all

or is latched but not tight

Mar 10, 2010 | 2005 Ford Lincoln Continental

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The trunk on my 2002 Honda Accord will not latch


There is a possibility that the remote latch cable is stuck (lubrication is gone) . With a screwdriver, NOT the fingers, try to return manually the latch, to its open position (instead of the pull open position). If you push it too far, it will go into locked position, and when you pull down the trunk lid, it wont reach its normal closed position. In that case, pull the latch back open, with the remote lever. Should you manage to close the trunk properly, spray some WD40 or some lubricant on the latch assembly.

Nov 11, 2009 | 2002 Honda Accord

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Cadillac 96 deville - Trunk won't close


Try spraying the inner portion of it with some WD40 or similar lubricant. It sounds like something must be stuck. After you spray it, keep working the key and pushing the remote until you get some results. Good luck. Let me know how you make out.

Jul 24, 2009 | 1996 Cadillac DeVille

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