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Old 07-19-2012, 10:17 AM
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Trunk not latching ?

My trunk has alaways had trouble latching properly and now that I have removed all of my trunk lining it's being even more difficult. Any idea where I should start as far as trouble shooting ? or is it just a good idea to replace the entire aassembly ? Thanks.
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

Does the trunk completely close, or does the bar hit the latch? Does the latch mechanism work properly (does it open when you pull the trunk release). It could be stuck open, there are a bunch of things to look at to troubleshoot, these are just some starters.
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

It closes but doesnt catch the bar. It realeases properly when I pull the latch but it just wont grab. I have to slam it pretty hard to get it to latch and I'm just worried I might damage something else.
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

Probably just dirty -- spray some WD-40 or degreaser on and wipe down the latch mechanism, then lube it with some very lightweight grease, or better yet, some dry lube (graphite).
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

A great opportunity to do the Accord trunk popper mod.
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

The bump stops may be too high. i don't remember if there is any on the trunk tho.
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

slam it harder!!!!

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Re: Trunk not latching ?

How hard is it to do the accord trunk popper mod?
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Re: Trunk not latching ?

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slam it harder!!!!

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Agreed and agreed.
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