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Thread: Rear trunk latch key (hatchback lock seized)

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    Here is picture of the part that opens the door. It has nothing to do with the key at all the is where it locks and holds into place.


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    No amount of liquid wrench will fix it I need a new peice

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    errr. rust, that's lots of rust, for a car of 2 years...

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    The silver lining to this.... We now know to immediately open that panel and rust proof it asap.

    That metal looks like it is bare metal.

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    What's the corrosion warranty of the Micra? Maybe it would cover this?

    Thanks for posting those pics, caspiansea. This will help other owners.

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    i fail to see which part is this.. anyone can throw in another picture?

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    Thats a lot of rust.. Now I wonder how it got in there in the first place and why coudlnt it escape.. But I think I might know the culprit. Rear defroster. I know mine when its turned on, sometimes little droplets will fall down the window. And Id bet thats where it ends up.

    Caspian, I think you might have saved us all a lot of headaches in the future. I think Ill be having a look in my tailgate and bombing the hell out of it with grease to keep the condensation out.

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    Gonna go so far as to say that if you take the 3 bolts out and disconnect the lock bar (with the yellow clip #10) and the #1 cable connecting the assembly will probbaly come out. Take that into the dealer and see thier opinion.

    Failing that, take it out, separate 3 and 2, soak it in oil overnight and scrape the rust off with a wire brush, then grease the hell out of it.

    Oddly enough the manual even indicates to grease that part.

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    Thank you for the advice I will get her replaced a squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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    Howie to the rescue with an exploded diagram!

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    Given the amount of corrosion on the latch mechanism, I wonder if the lock itself was even seized.

    Easy enough to tell if you disconnect the rod (part #10 in the second diagram) and then try the key.


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