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Acura rsx trunk latch stuck & won't open

2004 acura rsx trunk latch stuck & won't open. Fuse & acuator is ok The trunk won't open on my 2003 Acura RSX. I can open it manually if I climb in the trunk and release the switch. Releasing this switch will now leave the trunk unlocked even if I use my keyfob to lock the driver and passenger doors. I'm thinking I have a bad actuator. Can I replace this myself? Where do I get the part from?

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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???

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You're right, and yes you can. Now the option is dealer($130+) or Napa( around $100), either way it's pricey, but fixes the problem.

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