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Trunk latch

Postby ramrat » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

do verts ever come with a lockable trunk latch -the lever inside the car to open the trunk and the gas door? If not, has anyone retrofitted one from another Nissan? I don't always want to put the top up when I go inside a store, but the glove box is the only place you can put items in and have it locked safely.


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Postby TrunkMonkey » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

i never thought of this :( . now i'm gonna be paranoid.

i guess when the top is down people are too busy staring and drooling to realize they can get in the trunk and take something.

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Postby TrunkMonkey » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

for now, i'm gonna black out the picture on my trunk latch.

-demetrius

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Postby ramrat » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

:( sorry demetrius

didn't mean to get you paranoid.

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

yes. there's a switch in the back right below the latch. up is unlocked and you can open the trunk from the remote release, and down is locked. you need a key.

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

if you look in the owner's manual supplement, it shows the lock latch.

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Postby ramrat » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Thanks! will check first thing in the morning.

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Postby TrunkMonkey » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

tenkawa_akito wrote:yes. there's a switch in the back right below the latch. up is unlocked and you can open the trunk from the remote release, and down is locked. you need a key.
so that's what that doohickie is :) .

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

FSM pwnz j0o. :D

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Postby spinout180 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Yeah, I didn't know about that and spent a couple of hours trying to "repair" my release when I purchased the car. I thought the damn thing was broken!

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

LOL - I did the same thing with my fuel door release - Spent 30 minutes in a gas station in CA (right after I bought the car) trying to open fuel door. Tank on empty, hungry, tired, frustrated, in a hurry....

Pushed the lever down as hard as I could... Finally went in through the trunk and manually released it.

Just learned last week (a month after buying it) that you have to push in AND down. :beatfreak

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

i've just always pushed mine down. must be a quirk for that car

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Nope - Read FSM, you have to push it in like an "L" pattern....

Yours is probably broke. :pface

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Postby TrunkMonkey » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

yup, it's an L pattern...and where the heck are you guys reading this stuff in the FSM? i can't find any of it.

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

just checked mine. apparently, the lock has been worn down and it is more of an angle now. when you push down, it automatically slides inwards as it goes down. i had to phyiscally push the lever outwards to get it to hit the lock.

and they should be saying owner's manual and supplement, not FSM. you're not going crazy, D.

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Postby sillyverts13 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

i must be "slow" because i cant find this switch, any chance someone could take a picture or scan the fsm or both ???

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Open your trunk and look at the latch. It'll have a little lever on it with a black rubber "handle" (very small). That's to defeat the interior trunk release.

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

mine didn't have a black cover on it, but it's attached to the latch mechanism in the trunk. Look in your owners' manual. It should be in the first or second chapter.

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Postby Big_Daddy_Johnsen » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

I have the black cover, but the snaps are missing on the body panels. Blink.Somewhat related, is there an aftermarket set of springs that'll actually open the trunk when the trigger is released and / or hold it up when the trunk is open? Mine is a two person open. I CAN'T GET IT UP!

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

your gas struts are probably shot (they're attached to the accordian structure that supports the trunk). you'll have to go to a dealership for those.

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Postby Big_Daddy_Johnsen » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

You wouldn't happen to have a part number would you? I haven't received my convertible suppliment yet. How much should you pay for a good set of S14 front seats for your S13?Sorry about the many and unrelated questions, get used to it I need all the technical help I can get.

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Matt - Don't go to the dealership for the trunk struts. Gimme a minute to search, there's a set at PepBoys that will fit your car (where is that part #?)

Does "BoyWonder" know you have a parts car? He'd give his right leg for the passenger door.

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Postby Big_Daddy_Johnsen » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

The parts car is a coupe but all parts are for sale EXCEPT parts I need for the manual swap, the motor and some of the front suspension.It's in pretty good shape, some rust on the underside but not terrible.

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Postby Hijacker » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

also, the supplement doesn't have part numbers in it. i generally call up courtesy parts in texas to get part numbers.

And for the S14 seats, I don't know. try searching 240 Gen or posting in 240 Gen about it.

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

NICO member "Anand" has a set of S14 seats for sale cheap. They're nice. Direct bolt-in.

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Postby Big_Daddy_Johnsen » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Ok, I've posted the partsmobile here:http://www.nissaninfiniticlub.net/zeropost
Modified by Big_Daddy_Johnsen at 8:55 AM 9/4/2004


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