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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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trunk latch adjustment

yesterday down in corning i got a little too excited and shut my trunk with the towel that i use to protect the top caught in the latch mechanism. i tried to shut it a couple times before i realized what the problem was. now the trunk is really hard to shut. it goes to the normal flush position but i get the "trunk open" warning and when i hit the release i can tell it wasn't really latched. if i slam it really hard it will latch but the trunk lid looks to be sitting almost 3mm lower than it should. i tried adjusting the rubber bumpers on the sides but then it won't latch at all. i'm thinking i bent the latch slightly out of position. i messed with it a little tonight but couldn't see any way to adjust the latch itself. should i be grabbing a pry bar right about now?
oh yeah, it is pretty much the same with the top up or down.
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The latch is replaceable and adjustable. It sounds like it moved down during the incident. Loosen the bolts and move it up slightly

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thanks Rob. that did the trick. i didn't see the inner bolt before. i got better light today and it's all fixed up.
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