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Guys, I used the trunk lid yesterday and it worked fine but today I cant release it. The lever inside the car won't budge, what's going on? Is there a release in case this happens?

Thanks,

gcp

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Guys, I used the trunk lid yesterday and it worked fine but today I cant release it. The lever inside the car won't budge, what's going on? Is there a release in case this happens?

Do a search. Your model year will make a difference in the possible electrical troubleshooting.

All MYs should have an emergency cable in the space forward of the right front wheel .... on the front side of the wheel well liner and in the empty fender space behind the right headlight. This will be a braded metal cable with a loop on the end. Pull it, and your hood should pop open.

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Thank you Kim! Mine is a 2K 996 cab, but I thought that the inside lever is a mechanical function, not electrical. I just finished washing the car so I'll go digging under the right fender.

Funny thing is I have a few pipe and fitting items in the trunk from yesterday that I need to get to in order in order to fix some bluming....freakin' Murphy :(

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Kim, I don't see a cable loop, do I need to remove the plastic protecting cover off of the right front wheel well?

Yes, I could not find it without removing the wheel well liner .... though I have read here of some who are able to. I even removed the RF wheel to make it easier.

The easiest way to see it is when the right headlight is out .... but, of course, the hood must be open to remove the light.

MY99 means, I believe, that you have no fuse panel lug into which you may input 12vdc ... when the problem is electrical. That configuration started some time after MY00 (cause I don't have one, either).

Also, I believe that even with the seemingly all mechanical releases such as you and I have, there is an electro/mechanical interlock in the release handle assembly that prevents raising the handles when the car believes itself to be locked. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but that is the impression I have gained from reading all the previous posts from early model drivers who are locked out of the trunk and engine compartment.

Finally, assuming you find the cable and get your trunk open, I will repeat the suggestion I read here (and accomplished on my car) the very first week I discovered RennTech.

Reroute the release cable (its easiest if you remove the right headlight) from the void behind the light to the area immediately behind your front bumper. It is plenty long enough. Then, remove your towing socket bumper plug, and route the cable loop out through that. Tie a piece of cord/fishing line to the loop, and the other end to the back of the bumper plug. Push it all back into the bumper and reinsert the plug. Now, when you find that your normal release will not work, you can just pop out the bumper plug, pull out the cable loop using the cord, and, "open sesame".

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Reroute the release cable (its easiest if you remove the right headlight) from the void behind the light to the area immediately behind your front bumper. It is plenty long enough. Then, remove your towing socket bumper plug, and route the cable loop out through that. Tie a piece of cord/fishing line to the loop, and the other end to the back of the bumper plug. Push it all back into the bumper and reinsert the plug. Now, when you find that your normal release will not work, you can just pop out the bumper plug, pull out the cable loop using the cord, and, "open sesame".

Excellent suggestion! :clapping: :renntech:

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