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Trunk latch I recently shipped my car and when I did I turned the lock on the trunk latch. Now having relieved the car and unlocked the latch, the trunk does not open. I can open the gas cover by pushing the latch down like always, but pulling the trunk latch up does nothing and it can only be opened with the key in the key-hole on the trunk. Thoughts?

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Did you check and make sure the cable hasn't just popped of and if is has it is really easy to put back on just take a look under the dash where the handle is.

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SOURCE: Gas door latch not working

Cable going into the front mechnism as broken at the ie down point, it was simply re-attached.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Trunk Latch Problem

You need to replace the Latch assembly part thats located inside the trunk

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Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: key wont open up trunk from the outside

alot of times when the key isnt used often the tumblers will corrode in the lock, try spraying some good penetrating oil in there, and work the key slow so you dont break it off

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Trunk latch on 2002 Civic EX 4-Door won't close

My girlfriend's 2002 Civic LX 4-door had the same problem. Dvanvught is right; the problem lies with the truck latch cable. If you open the lid and look up at the latch, you will see where the cable comes from the release at the fuel door / trunk release lever inside. When that lever is pulled, it pulls a lever on the latch. The problem is that when you release the lever inside, the cable doesn't retract fully, holding the trunk latch in the open position. If you use your key to manually push the lever on the latch that is attached to the cable toward the cable itself (meaning, push the lever in the direction that will push the wire cable back into its housing), you'll likely find that the trunk lid will then latch. You could replace the cable which would be a bit of a pain considering how it's routed or try to work out a way to put in a return spring to keep pressure on the latch lever, automatically pulling the cable back into the housing.

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Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: trunk/gas tank latch wont work (honda accord)

I have this problem now i got my trunk to lock by going in the trunk and removing the wire from the hook that was keeping it loose. Now i can lock my trunk but i am still looking for a way to get in my gas tank. Help me please if you can.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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You may have jammed some material into the latch. A rag or cloth or even paper can cause sudden binding on the latch to the point it won't open. Find a partner to assist you to press down firmly onto the trunk lid to try to relieve excess pressure on that latch, while the other person tries to turn the key and/ or pull that lever.

If that does not work, try the opposite force (ie. pulling upward on the trunk lid) and doing the same. If bad enough, this may take a while, with effort. But be careful NOT to break off your key in the lock cylinder.

If this fails, try accessing the trunk from the rear seat (even removing it). You may even see the culprit from there as the material will be stuck, requiring firm pulling to get it out of that latch.

If, when you finally do get the trunk open, if it turns out it was NOT an obstruction, your lock mechanism may just be bound up. To free it spray liberally with penetrating oil such as PB Blaster. Allow to soak a bit, then repeatedly rotate the lock with the key. It will soon work like new!

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