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mutwagn
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Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by mutwagn » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:16 pm

I have a 93 Caby, and I'm having a problem getting the trunk lid open.
The lock seems to work as far as the key goes, but it doesn't seem to be releasing the latch so it will open.
Any thoughts ?
Thanks, Andy

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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:51 pm

Take the parcel shelf out.
Remove the cardboard cover off the trunk lid.
This will allow you to get to the Mechanism. It sounds as if the connecting rod is off from the lock to the latch.
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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by mutwagn » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:44 pm

Thanks, I'll try that tomorrow, if the weather allows.

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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by CalAltaDubber » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:26 pm

mutwagn wrote:I have a 93 Caby, and I'm having a problem getting the trunk lid open.
The lock seems to work as far as the key goes, but it doesn't seem to be releasing the latch so it will open.
Any thoughts ?
Thanks, Andy
Dumb question, but did you turn the key to the unlock position (key parrallel to the ground), then push the button in?

I know it sounds like a really stupid question, but I have had several people stumpped when they tried to open mine. They couldn't understand the the key itself didn't unlatch the trunk.
Phil

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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by mutwagn » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:40 pm

CalAltaDubber wrote:
mutwagn wrote:I have a 93 Caby, and I'm having a problem getting the trunk lid open.
The lock seems to work as far as the key goes, but it doesn't seem to be releasing the latch so it will open.
Any thoughts ?
Thanks, Andy
Dumb question, but did you turn the key to the unlock position (key parrallel to the ground), then push the button in?

I know it sounds like a really stupid question, but I have had several people stumpped when they tried to open mine. They couldn't understand the the key itself didn't unlatch the trunk.
Ahmmmmm................ :oops:
Trunk's unlocked now.
Musn't be to dumb. Boy that's a good way to make an old man feel foolish.
Live and Learn :lol:
Thank you.
And now for my next dumb trick..................Andy

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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by CalAltaDubber » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:54 pm

mutwagn wrote:
CalAltaDubber wrote:
mutwagn wrote:I have a 93 Caby, and I'm having a problem getting the trunk lid open.
The lock seems to work as far as the key goes, but it doesn't seem to be releasing the latch so it will open.
Any thoughts ?
Thanks, Andy
Dumb question, but did you turn the key to the unlock position (key parrallel to the ground), then push the button in?

I know it sounds like a really stupid question, but I have had several people stumpped when they tried to open mine. They couldn't understand the the key itself didn't unlatch the trunk.
Ahmmmmm................ :oops:
Trunk's unlocked now.
Musn't be to dumb. Boy that's a good way to make an old man feel foolish.
Live and Learn :lol:
Thank you.
And now for my next dumb trick..................Andy
No problem andy, we all have done something stupid like that.
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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by gull » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:22 am

Heh heh. At least we saved you some work!

Here's a confession, if it makes you feel better: For the first week I owned my car I thought the rear seat fold mechanism was broken. Turned out I just didn't know you had to pull out the knob behind the trunk lid. ;)
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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:02 pm

CalAltaDubber wrote: No problem andy, we all have done something stupid like that.
When ever I have a lack of mental clarity moment.... I always assume the Super Dave position...."This is gonna hurt!, and wince."

I have never done nothing like that nope never... Doing something like that always leads me to buying some sort of new tool which is never ever dumb.. Which reminds me:

I just bought a 24 inch prybar that has a narrow tang. I bought it because it fits perfectly in the notch of the A/C bracket and allows you to pivot that compressor to get proper tension on the belt.....
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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by mutwagn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:01 pm

"I just bought a 24 inch prybar that has a narrow tang. I bought it because it fits perfectly in the notch of the A/C bracket and allows you to pivot that compressor to get proper tension on the belt....."

Hmmm...........
Is this the kind you find at Harbor Frieght or Northern Tool with a plastic handle?
If so I have one, and if not I'll probably need one before long.
Andy

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Re: Trunk Lid Wont Open

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:49 pm

mutwagn wrote:"I just bought a 24 inch prybar that has a narrow tang. I bought it because it fits perfectly in the notch of the A/C bracket and allows you to pivot that compressor to get proper tension on the belt....."

Hmmm...........
Is this the kind you find at Harbor Freight or Northern Tool with a plastic handle?
If so I have one, and if not I'll probably need one before long.
Andy
Could be, but mine is a wrecking bar that I bought at Home Depot..... No plastic handle at all. The tang is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide and a narrow profile.
Briano

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