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My top trunk latch will not open when I pull the middle lever

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Done the same thing ! you need to use a very thin hex key ( does not bend ) put some tape or rag around the shaft so the trunk lid is not damaged or scratched, and try to force key into either left or right latch and move it sideways to release, then swap to other side. you may have to add a small amount of pressure with a flat screwdriver on the released lock to prevent it locking again while working on the opposite one. YOU are trying to release the hook in the lock. once done you will find a small rod from the release button has not been in place.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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I've had the same prob. Insert your key, lock the trunk, then unlock the trunk. ta da

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Check the fuses or check the soleniod in the boot if u can access it

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