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    Hood won't recline and trunk won't open

    When I try to open trunk you can hear it unlock but won't open, also hood won't recline, makes a noise like it's trying to but nothing happens, any suggestions ? I live in Canada in Edmonton Alberta looking for a mechanic to look at it because most places I take it to have no idea what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boi
    When I try to open trunk you can hear it unlock but won't open, also hood won't recline, makes a noise like it's trying to but nothing happens, any suggestions ? I live in Canada in Edmonton Alberta looking for a mechanic to look at it because most places I take it to have no idea what to do. __________________________________________________ ______________ Please update your profile to show correct data
    Hard to say...low battery?

    Can at least manually open trunk. There is a square shaped access door on the bumper that you can open...take your key ( hope you have that) and turn...may take one to turn the key and another to manually lift that heavy trunk...it should stay up.

    The whole control system resides in the front left side of the trunk compartment. Pull up carpet and cover to look for moisture...

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    Re: Hood won't recline and trunk won't open

    My hood doesn't recline either . . . But my seats do!

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    Re: Hood won't recline and trunk won't open

    yeah update your profile....with the key u have, place it in the hole on the drivers side rear bumper..2 people can do it a lot easier..One to turn the key and 1 to lift up trunk....Lifting it up is not easy but it will open...try to open it evenly... then on the left side there is a compat=rtment to access gas cap and drivers side door opener...Once the door is open just pull the leaver near floor on drivers side...Don't forget to put back on the square matching color cap back on....I NOW leave the key in a secured magnetic key case...It does NO good on key chain....or in the plastic case inside center console...

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