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cansecokid
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New Member - Trunk release question

Postby cansecokid » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:34 am

Hello everyone, I am a new member to this forum since I just recently became the proud owner of an SL sedan (I know, I know...the sedan is unpopular).

I had a question regarding installing a trunk release. Since there is none inside the car, a key is necessary to open the trunk. Are there any after-market installations (is this even possible?) for a trunk release near the driver's seat?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Re: New Member - Trunk release question (cansecokid)

Postby Ever Victorious » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:59 am

You shouldn't need a key to open the trunk. As long as all of the doors in the car are unlocked, you should just be able to press the trunk open button on the overhang over the license plate.

But there are no (known) remote release refit kits for the trunk.

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Re: New Member - Trunk release question (cansecokid)

Postby frankoV » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:54 am

NEVER apologize for owning a sedan!

There is no "auto-open" option on the Versa -- ya gotta do the work yourself (hard work it is, too). Hit the unlock button on the key fob twice (to unlock all the doors) and as EV says, walk over and press the open button.

This is one of the few things I don't like about the V: if you are carrying things you have to put them down in order to open the trunk [OK, I'm ready for them -- hit me with your snide comments].

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Re: New Member - Trunk release question (frankohabs)

Postby kc5f » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:14 am

frankohabs wrote:...walk over and press the open button...
Last week I had the tires rotated along with an oil change at a national oil change chain. My Versa came with wheel locks, and when he was done, the tech went to the back to put the "key" I had given him back in with the jack. He yanked at the hatch handle a couple of times and then, frustrated, walked around and laid the "key" on my armrest!

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Re: New Member - Trunk release question (kc5f)

Postby frankoV » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:13 pm

What does that tell you?

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Re: New Member - Trunk release question (frankohabs)

Postby kc5f » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:01 pm

frankohabs wrote:What does that tell you?
#1 - They'd never seen a Versa before. #2 - I had a good laugh. #3 - Yeah, yeah. Usually I take it to my regular mechanic, but I was in a hurry. And if I tried to do it myself I wouldn't be laughing - I'd be swearing!

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Postby cansecokid » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:45 pm

Sheesh...I totally forgot about the trunk open button above the license plate

Shows you how much I know about my new Versa...

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Re: (cansecokid)

Postby NewToVersa » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:11 pm

So there is no way to open ther versa HATCH without the the key remote?

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Re: (NewToVersa)

Postby rwanttaja » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:51 am

NewToVersa wrote:So there is no way to open ther versa HATCH without the the key remote?
Depends on what you mean by "open." Some cars have a control that pops the hatch ajar. Versa doesn't have that. If you mean, "unlock," the power door lock button on the armrest will unlock the hatch.

So if you leave the driver's door unlocked when you park in your garage, you don't need the remote. Open the door, hit the unlock button, then go back and use the "open" button to unlatch the hatch then open it.

Ron


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