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I installed a new emblem over the trunk lock this weekend. To do this I had to remove the the trunk mechanism off the the trunk lid. Anyways I got it all put together and tried closing the lid and noticed the trunk lid got pulled down slightly farther than normal. No biggie, I'll just adjust the latch a little and all will be good. I put my key in the trunk lid and it makes a slight click when I turn the key, but it won't open at all. It's almost like the pull down motor has it's teeth sunk into it and won't let go. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Try pushing down on the trunk lid. It is probably just out of rig.
Years ago, just after I got married, we had an old Buick. The trunk leaked so I adjusted the latch....Stuck shut. Finally had to take the back seat out and use every socket extension I could borrow. Was able to loosen the latch and open the trunk.
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Jeff, thanks for the advice, but I tried that already. Is it possible on broughams to get into the trunk through the back seat? Unfortunately broughams have the longest trunk known to man
 

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Jeff, thanks for the advice, but I tried that already. Is it possible on broughams to get into the trunk through the back seat? Unfortunately broughams have the longest trunk known to man
You have to remove the seat bottom and back. Requires a T50 torx (I think). You won't fit through the holes though. A small child will.
 

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I had what I remember to be 8-10 socket extensions together to get to it. Had quite the droop but after several tries, I was able to get on the bolt....... Had to, I was newly married and my wife's boots were in the trunk. Didn't want to get into any more trouble!!
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Just a stupid question... But did you try pressing the trunk release button in the glove box?
 

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If just pushing down on trunk doesn't work try turning key and giving the lid a rap maybe it'll pop loose.
 

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Thanks for all of your advice everybody. I tried everything and nothing would work. The trunk release button in the glove box has never worked since I've owned the car. So any solutions on that one would be appreciated. I even removed the switch and tried jumping the wires with no luck. I know the fuse isn't popped either because the same fuse controls other things in the car. Anyways, I decided to remove the rear seat and see just how small this opening is. Cadillac Kevin was right. It's big enough for a small child. So I asked my 8 year old son for a little help. He was very apprehensive about climbing in there. Nothing a little money bribe couldn't fix. So he sucked it up and I helped him crawl into the hole. I handed him the socket wrench and a flashlight and away he went. 10 minutes later and a few rest breaks he removed all the bolts and up popped the trunk. What a life saver. I wish I would have snapped a picture when he was in there. Again any ideas on the trunk popper from the glove box and how to get that working would be appreciated.
 

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Get a little mileage out of that with your son....... If his room isn't kept clean, that's where he goes next!!!:)
Good Job.
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Jeff, thanks for the advice, but I tried that already. Is it possible on broughams to get into the trunk through the back seat? Unfortunately broughams have the longest trunk known to man
You made me chuckle! I HATE to get the spare tire in and out of the trunk of my 1995 Brougham...
 
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