Remove in the order indicated in the. Thanks again, this forum is awesome! Connect the negative battery cable. I refused and went home. Remove the following parts: a. Verify that the height difference between the hood and the body is within the specification. Examine the latch and the area where it connects to the body of the car.
If I just lube it more will that prevent this from happening? A repair shop will fix this problem for no charge if they are upstanding and want to help the customer. Close the door and reopen it to confirm the fix and you are all set. One that works with the opening mechanism and one that makes the latch close. Ever since I got my car I've occasionally had problems with the trunk not latching, like it closes and seems closed but I notice that the door open light is on and the trunk isn't latched, I have to go back and slam the trunk to get it to close. I can stick something in it like a key to push it closed which will also end up turning off the light, which apparently stays on if the latch is in the open position.
Occasionally when a latch is opened it can have a rebound effect that can sometimes close the latch just after releasing the striker causing the door or item not to shut once opened. If it doesn't latch closed, you need a new mechanism. Basically that switch locks the trunk so a valet cannot get into it if you have a valet key. This common part has a common problem which is if the latch clasp falls closed while the door or item is open the latch will not work. A striker is used on the opposite side of the latch and is what the latch hangs onto to keep a particular item closed. Dealt with it for almost a year like that.
It has made me a hero with my girlfriend. However, to prevent locking the key in the vehicle, the trunk lid can be opened by pressing the electric trunk lid opener. If the trunk lid cannot be opened despite doing this procedure, press the electric trunk lid opener to fully open the trunk lid after pushing the trunk lid completely closed. This is because the striker that is supposed to be inside of the latch clasp is trapped outside while the striker bounces off of the backside of the clasp. If you need , please ask our community of mechanics is happy to help you and it is always 100% free. Sorry about the sound quality. You will need to be able to reach the interior of the liftgate hatch.
You will be able to tell this because you will see and open place surrounded by the clasp. First and foremost, however, it is recommended you not try to access the hatch if it is not done as an emergency measure. I searched the forum and didn't see any reports of this just reports of people accidentally flipping the switch on the latch that disables the interior trunk open switch. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on this. Press the electric trunk lid opener on the trunk lid, then raise the trunk lid when the latch releases. Had another used latch and put it back in. If you see the U shape in the latch, the latch could be broken or out of adjustment.
Check that area for conection problems. I had an issue where the trunk wouldnt open. My popper, both the manual and remote worked. I looked at the latch and played with it and the piece with the notch in it is stuck in the open position. I absolutely love this site. Once the door latch clasp has been released the door will return to normal working order. Thankfully, there is a way to still get the hatch opened up if you need access to the rear cargo area.
What should you do if this happens? It is common if you have loaded anything heavy into or out of the trunk, it is easy to catch on the latch and it bends quite easily. The support had worn the wires through and 3 of them had been cut through. When you try to shut the door it will bounce abruptly and then stay open. I don't get pissed about that stuff, hell, it's 13 years old, stuff is going to break. Turns out, I had 2 springs that were broken. My wife's '08 sedan had this problem.
You can fix this problem yourself using a simple ink pen or screwdriver. These systems can become jammed but can sometimes be released if a gentle downward pressure is applied to your trunk while the mechanism is being activated. Since the same kind of mechanism is used on most car trunks and many car doors, here's the video for public use. So, it looks like something got stuck cause of the heat in the latch. If the liftgate is not fully closed, the driver is notified by a warning indicated in the instrument cluster. Open the Latch While using a screwdriver inserted into the latch clasp hold the door handle open. There should be a yellow switch on the right side.
I believe it has opened before when I asked a friend who was seating in the back to open it while his door was open. If you have any , please visit our forum. There is a video of this job being done at the bottom of this guide. Remove the front shock absorber and coil spring. Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it. I found the answer searching through old posts. I'm surprised no one has encountered this given that I've seen other people have to slam their trunk to get it to close.