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Old 04-21-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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So basically the story is.

I had purchased the car used. The trunk seems to be different than the one that had originally came on the car (different badges).

I DO NOT have the matching key to the trunk. Whenever I hit the trunk release on the driver side door or on the keyfob. I can here a clicking coming from what seems to be behind the car stereo.

I have a 94 so there is no valet switch.

Any suggestions?!!

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Thats exactly where the clicking sound is coming from. Am I correct in thinking that since the clicking sound is activating when i hit the trunk release from the keyfob, that the relay is initiating ?
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Do you have a pass-through from the rear seat to the trunk? On my '95, I can pull down the rear seat center armrest and open a panel to provide access to the trunk. This may allow you, with a flashlight and a long tool, to pop the latch from the inside. Sometimes, the trunk lid is under too much upward pressure to open from the solenoid. Have someone push down on the lid (or down and up) while you hit the switch and see if that helps.
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Pushing down on the lid while hitting the release is the best and first method to try. Then adjust the latch if that gets it open. Your relay is fine.

Lube the latch and unlock solenoid while you're in there. The trunk can be popped from the inside, but you may have to cut the carpet away from the latch (if equipped) to gain access. I've done that before at a wrecker by going in through the back seat (after removing it), worming my way around the wheels and tires in the trunk, then popping it.

Just about gave an older couple a heart attack. (they were using MY tools to get a mudflap off a honda, as they didn't see anyone around).
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You guys are awesome. I'm at work right now but I will try the pushing down method once I get home.

I do have access through the passthrough on the back seat. I can see the latch via flashlight when looking in. I do have a small thick bar (if you remember a few weeks ago i posted about locking my keys in the car ) that I could possibly use if the pushing down method doesn't work to try and pop open the trunk.

Thanks again, and I'll report back
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It takes a quick but FIRM full-elbow weight (or forearm, while leaning into it) and a simultaneous release button. It may take a couple tries to get the timing just right.
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So i haven't been able to get in using the push down method. I am doing this solo however via the keyfob.

is there another way in? also should i be hearing any clicking or any type of noice coming from the trunk latch itself?
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