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If the trunk was overfilled and had to be pushed closed, you might have success with pushing down on the trunk (with as much force as you safely can) while trying to operate the mechanism. If a force inside the trunk is pushing up, the mechanism could be in a bind. You pushing down will hopefully counteract that force enough to free up the lock.


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Even if the seat does not fold down, you can unbolt it. Remove the bottom part first, then the back. This happened in my mother's Camry several times(bad latch mechanism) and I had to remove the seat each time.


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On the 2003 Corolla the release for rear seats is in the trunk. There are two knobs close to the hinges of the trunk. Those are the rear seat back releases. If you push them toward the rear of the car they will pop and release the rear seat backs and you can fold them down and access the trunk. This assumes of course that you have access to the inside of ...


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I wouldn't recommend drilling the hole since you don't know what's under it. If the gas (petrol) tank is under the trunk, and you go to far, you could ding or puncture the tank. Not pretty, and expensive to fix. If the open road is under it, then spray from the road could end up entering the car that way. Honestly the best solution is to find out where the ...


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I can speak for the W12 Touareg (and V10 TDI), which employs a two-battery design. Neither battery under the engine bonnet/hood, primarily because space is at a premium (so much so that the engine and transmission have to be disconnected from the drivetrain in order to replace front arm bushings). The larger battery which is used to start the engine resides ...


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According to this response, when the ignition key is removed from the car it's usually not possible to communicate with the car via the OBD port so assuming by "turned off" you mean the ignition key removed, I'd say in most cases it is not possible.


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Yes, twist that. Counterclockwise. It's a long T bolt that secures the spare tire and keeps it from shifting around. It may be very tight, and perhaps a bit rusty (given the corrosion on the rim). You may need "channellock" style pliers to get it started. You would be prudent to put some anti-seize or grease on the threads before putting it back. You ...


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There are three potential reasons why a battery could be under the trunk. One is improved weight distribution. This is the deciding factor in high-performance cars that often are rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Because the engine is typically under the hood, cars naturally have more weight on the front wheels than on the rear wheels, and moving the ...


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You probably won't be able to unbolt the latch. But there will be a lever that the release cable connects to as well as a lever that the lock actuator connects to. You're probably going to have to use a flat head screw driver (maybe a hammer) and unjam the lock lever.


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I do not have any wiring diags for that car but you can tell its not a fuse since you are getting some voltage. First thing is first you need to determine what voltage that motor is supposed to get and if it has a model number on the motor's casing you may be able to find that on Google. If it says 1.7V then there might be an issue with the brushes or some ...


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It ought to be fine to add additional, LED, battery powered lights to the boot. The temperatures in there will be roughly similar to that in the cabin. Be sure the secure it sufficiently otherwise it may fall into your luggage. As an alternative, you could replace the bulb in the existing light fitting in the boot with an SMD LED bulb. These are ...


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The button on the lid isn't working, or there's a problem with the switch wiring. Your testing has been pretty thorough, you know that the actuator works, that really doesn't leave any other options. You will need to get at the switch and wiring and do some testing, replacing the switch if necessary. EDIT: It sounds like the switch has been tested as ...


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Are the boot and cabin separate containers No - it's vanishingly rare to find the boot being a separate weather-tight compartment from the main cabin. would damp in the boot cause damp in the cabin? Yep, the rear seats are going to inhibit some of the movement of the damp but not all. As for how to tackle the issue in general - there's multiple places ...


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It's most likely the tail light seal or the trunk seal. VW's are notorious for taking on water. You say the tail lights are no longer tightly sealed? That's probably the culprit. I think the only way to properly fix that would be to buy new seals. Unfortunately the only way to really find the leak is to get in the trunk and have someone spray the car ...


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The most cost effective method is to climb in the trunk and close the lid. Have a friend spray the trunk area with a garden hose. Concentrate the water at the rear window edges and the trunk lid weather seal. Usually if water is getting into the back seat it is the rear glass seal that is leaking. The leak may be from the seal between the glass and the car ...


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I would fit the ball end and then rotate the cylinder so the bracket fits as it should. At least that’s how I sorted the last ones I fitted.


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MINI thought this might be a problem so gave you a positive post up front to apply power to. To find it, pop the hood (bonnet) and look for it near the left side of the engine compartment near the cowl area (sort of under the overhang), by the strut tower. It should look like this: (Image taken from this video.) Whether charging your system or jumping it, ...


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No, all you get a "Fix a flat" tyre sealant and small compressor. The idea here is to save weight (longer battery range) and space. BMW commissioned Bridgestone to make special tires just for this model. They are different from any other tire that Bridgestone makes (energy efficiency). Even if you would decide to sacrifice your boot space for a spare ...


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I'm not exactly sure which you are talking about, so will give you a couple different options and let you decide ... The switch in the dash is called the trunk lid release switch and is ACDelco PN D1409G. The OEM PN on this is 15853223. If you are talking about the mechanism in the trunk which unlatches the lid, it's called a trunk lock actuator and can ...


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You could try using jump leads to a spare battery or another car's battery. Connect the positive to the large connector on the engine starter motor. Connect the negative to a suitable point on the engine. This should then power up the car electrics. Obviously this only possible if you can get to the started motor either from under the bonnet/hood, or ...


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For tail lights, usually the seal is part of the assembly. Your best bet is to apply some sealant. Car parts stores will have some, they sell it in tubes.


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Jam your hand up in there Move crap around. push on it really hard, various things and keep hitting the remote while you do it. Eventually you will get into the trunk with brute force....but damage anything on you path. You can reach in there and do it. My kid did it for a Malibu so you should be able to with the same. I have one here, 2003, if you ...


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This video shows how to get into the trunk from the inside of the car. It works on 2003 Corollas as well: pull the left back seat so you can insert your arm behind it feel for the three holes insert a finger into the middle hole and pull left


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