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Default Trunk won't open - 10-20-2003 , 09:54 PM






Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.
Tried the release on the dash. Nope.
Tried to use the key. Nadda.

Now, I have the door open idiot light
on the dash glowing.

How do I open the trunk?

Seats fold down in the rear.
Thing is, the release is IN THE TRUNK.

Fuse is good, otherwise I wouldn't be able to hear the
release sounding.

Is there a way to open the trunk"

Car is a 2000 ZTS


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Mike S.
 
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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-20-2003 , 11:56 PM






"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote

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Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.
Tried the release on the dash. Nope.
Tried to use the key. Nadda.

I know sometimes on my 2000 US Focus ZTS if the trunk isn't "fully" locked
the key won't to open it. Try to make sure it's fully locked by pressing
hard on it from the top then use your key.

--Mike




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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-21-2003 , 07:47 AM



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"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote in message
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Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.
Tried the release on the dash. Nope.
Tried to use the key. Nadda.

"Mike S." <replyto (AT) group (DOT) com> wrote

I know sometimes on my 2000 US Focus ZTS if the trunk isn't "fully" locked
the key won't to open it. Try to make sure it's fully locked by pressing
hard on it from the top then use your key.

--Mike


I have tried that. Maybe I am not pushing hard enough.
When the S/O gets home tonight, I'll try again.

If that doesn't work, any other suggestions?


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Andrew D. Sisson (home with young son who has a high temp and cold) :^(




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Sheila R. Hudson
 
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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-21-2003 , 11:34 AM



Burn it! The 2000 models always seem to have some type of problems. My
trunk was having problems and my husband and brother had to realign the
latch by pulling back up. Its the piece that's on the inside of the trunk.
A star wrench was used to loosen the bolts and the latch was pulled up.
"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote

Quote:
"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote in message
news:Hd1lb.55432$Hs.14321 (AT) twister (DOT) nyroc.rr.com...
Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.
Tried the release on the dash. Nope.
Tried to use the key. Nadda.

"Mike S." <replyto (AT) group (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:1066712186.162737 (AT) nntp (DOT) acecape.com...
I know sometimes on my 2000 US Focus ZTS if the trunk isn't "fully"
locked
the key won't to open it. Try to make sure it's fully locked by
pressing
hard on it from the top then use your key.

--Mike


I have tried that. Maybe I am not pushing hard enough.
When the S/O gets home tonight, I'll try again.

If that doesn't work, any other suggestions?


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Andrew D. Sisson (home with young son who has a high temp and cold) :^(





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Andy
 
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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-21-2003 , 11:55 AM



Quote:
"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote in message
news:Hd1lb.55432$Hs.14321 (AT) twister (DOT) nyroc.rr.com...
Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.
Tried the release on the dash. Nope.
Tried to use the key. Nadda.

"Mike S." <replyto (AT) group (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:1066712186.162737 (AT) nntp (DOT) acecape.com...
I know sometimes on my 2000 US Focus ZTS if the trunk isn't "fully"
locked
the key won't to open it. Try to make sure it's fully locked by
pressing
hard on it from the top then use your key.

--Mike


"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote in message
news:sV9lb.12011$%a2.9678 (AT) twister (DOT) nyroc.rr.com...
I have tried that. Maybe I am not pushing hard enough.
When the S/O gets home tonight, I'll try again.

If that doesn't work, any other suggestions?


--
Andrew D. Sisson (home with young son who has a high temp and cold) :^(




"Sheila R. Hudson" <srhudson (AT) bellsouth (DOT) net> wrote

Quote:
Burn it! The 2000 models always seem to have some type of problems. My
trunk was having problems and my husband and brother had to realign the
latch by pulling back up. Its the piece that's on the inside of the
trunk.
A star wrench was used to loosen the bolts and the latch was pulled up.
I need to get in to it first

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won't tell ya
 
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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-22-2003 , 02:33 PM



I have the 2003 SE...Taken it in 3 times to have the truck
re-aligned...after a week ...same thing...jams up...
I agree with Sheila....

BURN IT!!!!

"Andy" <adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote

Quote:
Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.
Tried the release on the dash. Nope.
Tried to use the key. Nadda.

Now, I have the door open idiot light
on the dash glowing.

How do I open the trunk?

Seats fold down in the rear.
Thing is, the release is IN THE TRUNK.

Fuse is good, otherwise I wouldn't be able to hear the
release sounding.

Is there a way to open the trunk"

Car is a 2000 ZTS


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Andrew D. Sisson





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Benjamin Robinson
 
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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-26-2003 , 10:06 PM



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In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Trunk won't open" thread, Andy wrote:

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Ok, so here's the story.
Went to open the trunk using the remote this evening.
Sounded like it did. Nope.

How do I open the trunk?
You don't. Seriously, this happened to me after a whopping 500 miles. I
took it to the dealer, who worked with it several hours. Eventually, they
called and said they got the trunk open, but because the latch was
defective, they no longer could get it *closed*. A new one was installed --
they had to keep it overnight because the part wasn't immediately available
-- and the trunk has worked fine ever since, knock on wood.
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Roarmeister
 
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Default Re: Trunk won't open - 10-26-2003 , 11:58 PM



On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 02:54:31 GMT, "Andy"
<adsisson (AT) NOrochesterSPAM (DOT) rr.com> wrote:
Quote:
Is there a way to open the trunk"

Car is a 2000 ZTS
SO was mine, except I had problems with it after the first week. It
didn't want to fully close and took some jiggling to get it to open. I
took it back and had the lock replaced under warranty.


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