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Can't get into trunk of 2000 mercury marquis

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 ...
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Can't get into trunk of 2000 mercury marquis

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 ...
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Access locked trunk of Corolla 2003

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 ...
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What is this sticky surface underneath the trunk carpet?

The grey section in the photo is sound deadening material. It is used to stop the metal panels vibrating. It was glues onto the panel when the car was made. It is also possible to buy self adhesive ...
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Cadillac CTS How to deal with water in spare wheel compartment

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 ...
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Why do some cars have battery under the trunk?

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 ...
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Replacing rusty trunk dampener - one or both?

There is no problem with replacing just one. Normally I would replace both of them, because when one fails, the other is usually not far behind. There's no real safety concern with only replacing one ...
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Could you instruct a car thru the OBD port to open the trunk even if the car was turned off?

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 ...
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How to remove wheel from boot

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). ...
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Why do some cars have battery under the trunk?

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 ...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE trunk lid will not open

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 ...
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Central Locking on Trunk Lock doesn't work? Manual lock works (Seat Cordoba 1.6 gasoline 2000)

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 ...
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Can I put a Flip Light in the boot of my car?

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 ...
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Honda Accord trunk latch button won't open the trunk

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. ...
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Can damp in boot cause cabin to have condensation\become damp?

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 ...
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Liftgate supports only fit one side of liftgate

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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Water on the left side of the trunk on a VW Golf mk4

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 ...
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What is this sticky surface underneath the trunk carpet?

Either it is there to stop the carpet or soundproofing “walking” during use or somebody split something. My money is on the former.
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Honda accord 07 leak in trunk. Water coming from seam underneath rear windshield

There are gaps in the window seal to the left and right of the area you marked in blue. I would use silicon chaulk, which remains flexible after it dries, to fill these gaps and see if that mitigates ...
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Water Leak 2003 Ford Focus sedan

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 ...
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Annoying Noise Back Of The Car

This may be your trunk lid banging against the body when the car body flexes. Look for the little rubber bumpers on the trunk lid (all of them) and see if they are adjustable. If they are, adjust them ...
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Gap between bumper and trunk

I'm going to speculate that there are some tabs along this edge that are designed to pop into some slots adjacent to them and hold this into place. When you bumped it they popped out, perhaps they ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX: How is water getting into my trunk?

That damaged seal is the most likely source. Replace it as the first move. Water can follow weird paths until it gets to the lowest point so where you test may not be the route it takes. Once we had ...
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When did in-cabin trunk releases start coming out on new cars?

FMVSS #401 mandated an interior trunk release for all passenger vehicles sold in the US after September 1, 2001. While some passenger vehicles had interior trunk releases previously (either as ...
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Trunk Release Malfunction

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 ...
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Any spare wheel/tire inside BMW i3?

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 ...
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2003 Honda Civic Si Hatchback

It sounds like the gas struts have failed or at least got weak. These may be the ones you want : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Honda-Civic-MK7-2-3-Door-Hatchback-2001-2005-Gas-Tailgate-Boot-Struts-...
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Trunk release switch & connector

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 ...
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Battery is dead in my trunk and I can’t get to it

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 ...
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How can I replace the perished seal around my rear lights on my BMW E46?

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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