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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 02-03-2007, 10:20 PM   #21
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Every single 92-99 I have seen in yards and at meets has a manual release.
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That would be a neat trick. I know for certain that 92 and 93 don't.
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I DO NOT have an SLE it is an SE and I have seen the white tab. So what am I supposed to do exactly to release it. Pull it out, turn it, pull it down? Also, once I release it do you think it will lock right back up as soon as I lock the doors or do you think that it man just need to be "reset"?
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You sould be able to pull the door open slightly and look down into it to see a thin piece of metal the latch comes into from the rear (latch is just behind the finger tab). Bend that towards the front of the car. Be careful not to scratch the paint.

I'd be surprised if your year didn't have a manual release. The earlier cars don't, but yours should.
Did you read this reply? It may solve your problem.

After you get it open, remove the actuator and try to free it up and lubricate it.
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That would be a neat trick. I know for certain that 92 and 93 don't.
every 92 and 93 SSE and SSEi if they are equipped with the fuel door lock that i have seen have a Manual release in the trunk

also there should be a sticker on the underside of your trunk lid.....the sticker is white and tells you how to release the door....off the top of my head i cant remember which way the tab sildes
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While I have a bracket in that location, I have no manual release, nor are there any holes in the bracket for screws.

At the same time, a 97 SHOULD have the manual release IF it has a locking door.

Nick, look UNDER the rim of the trunk opening. Get your head IN the trunk and look up and to the left near the hinge, inside the left rear quarterpanel above the top edge of the carpet.
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while i dont disagree with you Bill....

could you post a pic of your non release for the benefit of the memebers here??
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Not right now. I'm juggling about 5 things at once, including a kid with a 101.2 degree fever.
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Nickg.. the tab pulls to the rear of the vehicle. Probably only 1/4".. but that'* all the actuator needs to move.
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