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Old 07-23-14, 11:49 PM   #1
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Hi guys
I would like to have some help, if you can, I don't know why my Lexus RX 300 2001, yesterday started to have a problem
I can't open in anyway the trunk, I tried both the keys, the internal general lock/unlock of the doors, the switch on the keys and nothing
What I can do now? Can someone help me, I really appreciate.
I'm in uk so the car is a right hand ( if might change something)
Thank you very much
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Old 07-24-14, 12:02 AM   #2
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The return spring on the external handle weakens and sticks over time; try fiddling with it.
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Hi jab
Thank you for your replay, any idea of what I can do exactly? Remove the panel of the trunk door?
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Not yet; what I am trying to describe is that on the outside of your rear hatch is the latch that you would squeeze in order to open the hatch. On mine, sometimes it sticks; simply reach under there and try to push that latch toward the front of the car. If so, perhaps your mechanism will work again.
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Hi Jab
Great suggestion, its working doing what you said. You are my hero :-)))
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Glad to hear. I just got back from 2 weeks in the UK; where are you?
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If it tends to stick, spray grease (i used crc white lithium) into both the keyhole and locking mechanism. Then work the latch to spread the grease around.
Mine was a bit rusted and hard to open, but now it works fine.
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You may have shut it too hard. Do not pull the black lever to try to open too hard, because I once did and snapped the tiny plastic piece that is attached to. $150 repair.
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