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?
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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Very common problem. This can happen if debris gets lodged in mechanism. I have also found that this mechanism needs to well lubed. Try this to open it. Hit the Acura medallion with rubber hammer a few times (dont use excessive force) this may free it up so you clean up the mechanism. If that doesnt work you to have crawl into the trunk and remove the plastic covers.
On the RSX I'd check the IACV (Idle Air Control Valve) It's on the bottom of the throttle body and if stuck open can cause this. Also, make sure to check all sensors under the hood are in and tight. If it's none of those may want to look at the fuel pump.
The only way to open your trunk is to use the handle itself. If you unlock the car once (key fob), just the drivers side unlocks. If you unlock twice, both the doors and truck hatch unlock. But as far as there being a button in the cabin with which to open the trunk, there is none.
Check for a blown fuse or a bad relay for the compressor clutch. The clutch electrical winding may be open. When the A/C is switched on, the radiator fan should come on even if the engine is cold. If the clutch latches on and drives the compressor, then the freon charge may have leaked away from a bad compressor seal, or other hole in the system.
Didn't know the hatchback has key hole. mine don't. Anyways. climb in it from the inside and see if you can manually unlock the hatch. It's a little white knob at the latch that moves from side to side...lock/unlock. good luck
could be the spring release in the lever on the trunk itself. If you can hear the acuator locking/unlocking(that is all it's ment to do) then the spring release is the problem. you need to unbolt the latch from inside the trunk and once the trunk is open you can trace from there. I had the same problem due to a minor fender bender and I just fixed mine last week.