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Engine decklid stuck ...won't open. Help :)

OK, so the cable seems to be in tact as there is tension and spring when you pull. Seems to pop up just a tad when you pull the release, and it clicks" shut when you push down on it to "close" it. Helpful hints, all? Thanks!!


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Pull the handle and kick the rear left tire. Worked for me until I realigned the latch.

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Have wife./GF/BF/SO pull the cable while you simultaneously first push down, then pull up on the lid. Often the lid shocks are not 'strong' enough to provide enough 'lift' to disengage lid when cable is pulled.
If this works, replace lid shocks.

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The exact thing happend to me.
read this thread and there are others that will come up in your search.

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The shocks don't provide lift; there is a coil spring build in to the latch mechanism. Have another person pull on the cable while you manipulate the lid sideways; that worked for me.
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OK, so the tire kicking didn't work, nor did the "have someone hold the release while I wiggle the decklid" method. I'll try the thread ...thanks. It's weird that the lid comes up maybe 1/4" with the release, but I can't get anywhere beyond that. Can't even get my fingers underneath to get a good grip to wiggle the lid. If anyone else has some sage advice, I sure would appreciate it.

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