The switch in the glovebox has never worked and the cable release just broke. Any good ideas for getting my trunk open? For the record I’ve already tried replacing the glovebox switch and the fuse is fine. I’ve also removed the latch mechanism in the door jamb to see if I could reach the cable…..no success.
There may be a spare cable behind the rear seats backrest. Easiest option as removing the backrest is easy. Otherwise remove the inner side panel to get to the cable. Reaching through the ski hatch could also do it in theory but it’ll be hard.
You can’t reach anything through the ski hatch. I tried. I also removed the rear seat back but instead of finding that i could drawling the trunk and release the latch, I found a solid wall of metal (except for the ski hatch). Short of taking a torch or a saw to it, there’s still no way to get into the trunk.
We tried removing the side trim panel and while the cable housing is there and accessible, it appears that the inner cable actually broke somewhere near the trunk latch itself so it’s still not accessible. I’m running out of good ideas.
Can you hear the latch actuator operate? Does it help when someone puts some pressure on the trunk lid while someone else operates the latch actuator?
This is getting difficult..
Possibly something can be done via the numberplate lights? From memory, the right one should be just about where the latch mechanism is