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Old 02-18-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Trunk won't open

I've only had my '96 ti for a grand total of 3 days from an auction, having some small problems, if someone can help with those issues it's about
engine overheating-fan not working. But back to my problem, my trunk won't open. I tried the keys and it locks and unlocks the doors when I turn the key in the trunk, but the trunk won't open. What am I not doing. Even had the guy at Pepboys try and he couldn't open it either.
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I guess returning it is out the question.
Here's one thread about the hatch lock.
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13345
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I don't want to return it if it's something simple to replace.
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with the doors unlocked, push the button in (the keyhole on the hatch)and at the same time push down on the hatch itself. Sounds like you have a sticky latching mechanism. Once you get it open, hose it down with some good penetrating agent such as breakfree or PB blaster, wipe it clean and lube with a good grease.
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will try tomorrow am, thanx everone
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