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Old 03 May 2009, 10:57 am
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Default Trunk lock 'pops' when driving along

Hello..

Has anyone had cases where your driving along and as you go over a joint in the road, say between concrete slabs, have the trunk lock pop?

The joint may not be all the rough, a slight bump in the road.

And the next thing is the trunk open indicator on the dashboard is lit.

Fortunately the lid does not open, at least so far.

I was wondering if there is some adjustments that can be made to make the locking arrangement less sensitive to such things.

My thanks for your time.

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Old 03 May 2009, 05:34 pm
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what year, the ones with the popper in it fail more often then the older style handle latch. It would help us figure it out.

If its a popper style I would say its time to have it replaced since they are known to fail after a couple years. The older style handle not so much, but there could be some adjustment that is needed.

Has the car ever been wrecked in the back?
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Old 03 May 2009, 07:28 pm
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what year, the ones with the popper in it fail more often then the older style handle latch. It would help us figure it out.

If its a popper style I would say its time to have it replaced since they are known to fail after a couple years. The older style handle not so much, but there could be some adjustment that is needed.

Has the car ever been wrecked in the back?
Whats the old style? I have a 05 with the push button in the glove box that "pops" or using my remote to pop it... my parents have an 07 with the push button on the inside of the handle but that's a standard hardtop...

Just wondering what your refering to as the difference...
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Old 03 May 2009, 07:46 pm
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Apologies for going brain dead on the inclusion of details.

2005 convertable with the key fob or button in the glove box.

The glove box does not rattle (nor anything in it) and the fob is not colliding with anything when it occurs.

The predominance of the cases is as I come off the turnpike exit and go over the joint from concrete to blacktop.

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Old 03 May 2009, 08:08 pm
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Have you tried taking the surrounding fascia off around the bottom hook and seeing if it's adjustable. It just sounds it's not closing and latching properly and a bump loosens the latch. The fascia just pops off to give you access to the holding screws. See if it moves forward or backward giving it a better latch to the upper mechanism.
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Have you tried taking the surrounding fascia off around the bottom hook and seeing if it's adjustable. It just sounds it's not closing and latching properly and a bump loosens the latch. The fascia just pops off to give you access to the holding screws. See if it moves forward or backward giving it a better latch to the upper mechanism.

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And the older style is a manual latch, where you pull up on the center of wings, and its an acutally handle, not a popper.. That was done in 05... If an adjustment doesn't work, its not unheard of for the popper to go bad.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 10:26 pm
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Default TRUNK lock not popping open

I have an 05 PT cruiser that i can't get the the back trunk latch to pop open on. I put the key in the back key hole and the key won't turn and lift up on the hatch underneath the wings on the emblem and notihng moves. I have tried using slicone graphite on the lock and lock de icer. I also have tried popping the trunk from the inside by tapping a butter knife down into the latch with a hammer with no sucess. Any ideas???????
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Hello..

Has anyone had cases where your driving along and as you go over a joint in the road, say between concrete slabs, have the trunk lock pop?

The joint may not be all the rough, a slight bump in the road.

And the next thing is the trunk open indicator on the dashboard is lit.

Fortunately the lid does not open, at least so far....
This happened to me just the other night. I did have a trunk full of stuff and figured that I had got it closed but not fully latched. I have factory warranty til March so I will keep an eye on it.
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