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Old 10-24-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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I opened my trunk up today to check on a leak and when I went to close it, it would not latch. I looked at it and played with it a bit, but could not get it to. It looks like the latching mechanism is not engaging. The area was wet around it, not sure if this played a part. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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I'd try to lube it with WD-40 first. See if it latches if you use a screwdirver to simulate the striker. I'm not aware of any real adjustment that can be done to the latch but never looked.

Let me know if you need a new latch.
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I would remove the cover around it first. Remove the ( 4? ) screws and the
airline if you have it.
Disconnect the Remote Opener Solenoid wire.
Will it shut now ? If so you probably have a wiring issue somewhere .
If not try it manually with a screwdriver or something. It should have a click to it with
both jaws snapping into each other.
If it doesn't the latch is your problem. They have springs ( 2 I think )
if they are broke it causes latch issues. Check those.
One of the above should have you going.

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I have this issue also. All I do it tap the selenoid with a screw driver or anything handy and the latch goes back to he proper position. Selenoid is just not operating some times.
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Thanks for the advice. My dad made some room in the garage and moved the bonneville in there and is letting the truck air out. I am going home tomorrow, so i will be playing with it and will try these suggestions. If not, I have another complete one I got from Randman1 (thanks again) that i will be replacing it with. Also got a car cover for if it needs to get moved outside again (dad might be storing a 67 Camaro for a friend.) Thanks again for all the help. I'll let you know if it works.
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