Originally Posted by jmcraney
The manual key does exactly the same thing as the lever in the trunk and it does not rely on the motor. Are you able to turn the key?
yes I am able to turn the key...and I am here to tell you it absolutely does not do a mechanical release when you turn the key. It actuates the motor. I have watched it actuate the motor with the trunk open on a number of occasions. Read my threads on this... in order to close the trunk I would have to use the key to operate the motor with a screwdriver in the mechanism to simulate the trunk being closed, then time it so I closed the trunk at just the right moment. In other words my trunk always thinks it's closed. When I turn the key I hear the motor turning. I have yet to have the spring operated mechanical release work, but I have not tried it from inside the trunk.