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Engine Lid on my 930 Jammed

Hi there,

Newbie here. Greeting to everyone.

I took my 930s to a detailer today for complete in/out detail. Not sure what happened but afterward, the engine trunk lid on my 87 930s is jammed tight.....(I assume the it was slightly out of alignment). Tried to pull the cable (the black T level) clockwise while a second person wiggled the lid to no avail (thanks to Steven at Imagine Auto for his advice).

Has this happened to anyone and how do you get access to it from the outside? We had the car on the lift to look for access underneath but b/w the exhaust and the turbo, it's TIGHT. Can someone help? Thank you very much in advance.
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is there a lot of resistance, if any at all, when you pulled the cable? does the trunk budge at all when you pull or is nothing happening?

before doing anything drastic, it would be best to try to rule out whether its the latch or cable, etc.

I had the same issue to where I would have to pull the cable and reach back and lift the lid
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Maybe push down on the lid and pull the latch. Once the latch is pulled, pull up on the lid.
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This happens to my lid periodically. The reason (in my case) is the hinges are slightly warped from having heavy shocks on only one side for many years.

This should work if you have a similar alignment problem:
Have someone pull the latch and hold it full open (if no help is available use the handle of a large screwdriver to prop it open) gently push up and down on the lid and then gently push the palms of your hands from side to side. Let up every now and then to see if it pops.

If that doesn't work repeat the above procedure with the cable in the latched position. Gently shake the hood a few times then pull the latch and repeat.
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Gents,

Thank you so much. I will try it tonight and revert.
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is there a lot of resistance, if any at all, when you pulled the cable? does the trunk budge at all when you pull or is nothing happening?

before doing anything drastic, it would be best to try to rule out whether its the latch or cable, etc.

I had the same issue to where I would have to pull the cable and reach back and lift the lid
There is normal resistance when the cable is pulled and the trunk doesn't budge at all.....I am sure it's not the latch or the cable which appears to be functioning properly.

Thank you so kindly for all your help.


PS: Tried all the suggestions above to no avail....
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Got it......With a help of a friend and a small giggle and she is as free as a bird. Thanks to all.
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Check it out before you close it. Spray some lube on it to keep it working properly. Also, make sure the latching mechanism is aligned and tightened.
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I don"t know about (930s) but on 964s you can remove left tail lite and there is a emergency release cable that you can pull.
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