The latch on my saturn is stuck on lock mode, somehow when the trunk was open the latch flipped all the way over to lock position and wont return, so now i cannot close my trunk because the latch hits the piece of metal that its supposed to hook around when you lock the trunk, i have tried my key and this doesnt work, it just wont turn, thanks so much!!
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If you hear the sound of the electric latch switch, then it's working but stuck somehow. Just put the key in the switch and turn it to the right and then pull up the trunk or ask someone to help you. it will open. I tried it today and it opened with me. It was stuck from inside by some kind of a broken plastic pieces. Just removed it and now it's working fine. good luck
there is a spring inside the door lock that makes it work this spring is most likely broken try spraying lubricant on the lock just in case its binding ,but it seems like you will have to replace the lock mechanism
The lock latch is held by a spring to be in Normal Close position. It it is in open position then there is 2 possible root causes:
1- The cable pulling the latch to open gets stuck.
2- The spring broken or out of its position.
Hope this can help to fix it.
open the trunk with the key, look on the trunk latch for a (very) small flip latch, this is the valley parking lockout switch. Flip it to the other position, and retry. If that does no work then the cable is broken.
Your latch may be broken go though the trunk though the back seat. Check to see if the latch is broken; or stuck. There is a little hole where all you have to do is use a screwdriver turn clockwise if trunk opens then your latch is either broken or your locking mechanism is stuck. Good luck and hope this helps you.
I"m having trouble with locking and unlocking my hatch using my remote. I have flipped the white switch in the trunk and it acts as a child safety lock if flipped one direction. However I am not able to open the trunk this way. It acts as a permanent lock. So I figure the switch must be flipped the other direction and need to replace my actuator. Is this hard to do. It looks to me like it two switches holding a bracket to hold the actuator itself after plugging in the actuator from both sides. Is it really this simple?? Is there more to it???
With the trunk open try putting the key in and turning so that the latch swings open. This may be the problem. The latch may be stuck closed. with the key turned make sure the latch is open if it is not then take a scrwedriver and pry on the latch with the key turned to open it. Then try to close the trunk. I hope this helps. Don't forget to rate my answer. thanks.