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Old 01-06-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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Problem with the trunk lid on a C5 2002 Convertible.

Problem with the trunk lid on a C5 2002 Convertible.

The trunk lid will release and slightly pop up .
I am unable to lift the trunk lid with my fingers because it does not pop up enough.
The original owner , when I bought the vehicle last week, told me that he had this problem before and still had it after a Chevy dealer adjusted it back in 2005
The only way, currently, you can get the trunk lid up is to slam the door then the trunk lid because of the pressure pops up enough to open it.
There must be a fix for this problem .
Need assistance .
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I think I once heard about spraying the latch throughly with some wd40 but not quite sure.I also know that they make a kit that pops the trunk lid higher .i am sure there are some threads in here somewhere that talk about this prob.Ill make a shout out for you .Hey JUNKMAN help this guy out !!!!Hopefully he reads this Vettes Rule!!!!
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Problem with the trunk lid on a C5 2002 Convertible.

The trunk lid will release and slightly pop up .
I am unable to lift the trunk lid with my fingers because it does not pop up enough.
The original owner , when I bought the vehicle last week, told me that he had this problem before and still had it after a Chevy dealer adjusted it back in 2005
The only way, currently, you can get the trunk lid up is to slam the door then the trunk lid because of the pressure pops up enough to open it.
There must be a fix for this problem .
Need assistance .
Thanks,
Your friend,
Mel
email melalice2004@aol.com
I think everyone has this problem.... no?

I solved it by drilling a hole in the deck and mounting a shorty CB antenna. Now, when I pop the trunk I grab the CB antenna and pull up.

A cleaner solution would be to install this solution from Vettemods.com.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Patrick is right as usual, that would be why he is our fearless leader.

But im poor so here is what i did...i have a 99 vert.

Spray the latch real good with WD40 and that will help. Go to Lowes and buy some real good little springs, i bought a pack of them that have several differant size springs in it, i think it was in the section where they sell nuts and bolts. You will need the spring, a couple of washers and some little felt pads like you would stick on the bottom of a chair leg so you dont scratch your old ladies nice floor.
On the underside of the trunk lid there is a latch with screw on each side, mount the spring with a washer to one of the screws and put the felt on the other side of the spring so you dont tear up your carpet. This is a bad pic but it might help.

Now im no Junkman!!! he probly has pictures with arrows and stuff and detailed directions...that would be why he is the king of the DIY'rs

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
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I solved it by drilling a hole in the deck and mounting a shorty CB antenna. Now, when I pop the trunk I grab the CB antenna and pull up.

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...Hey JUNKMAN help this guy out !!!!Hopefully he reads this Vettes Rule!!!!
First of all, she is probably going to slap you when she sees you because Mel is a woman!

Now Pat, he's a baller and he can afford to go the baller route with the kit he suggested.

For the rest of us broke men, we have to go the less expensive route. Here's what you need Mel, the Trunk Popper, specially made for C5's. Only $18.45 and that includes the tool to install it and shipping. All of the other suggestions that I have seen on the forums worked for a little while but you had to keep addressing the problem. This little device will remedy it all together. As Steve (Krzytrain) did, you can make your own. But if you take any pictures of it, make sure to use your camera's "macro" function...



STEVE!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for your expertise and the help.

Hi Junkman,

Thanks for the info.
I hope this $18.45 solution will work .
The trunk lid really a pain.
Your expertise is always appreciated.
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P.S. my email has my wife's id on it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:29 PM   #8
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...P.S. my email has my wife's id on it.
Oh my bad! I thought you were a woman!

Okay, everybody line up to slap A.J. for assuming!
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:50 AM   #9
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AJ,

He is always been right and he is almost right due to the fact that my wife is the typist for most of my threads because she types with both hands and I use 2 fingers.
So AJ is not incorrect and no one has to get in line.

Your friend,
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AJ,

He is always been right and he is almost right due to the fact that my wife is the typist for most of my threads because she types with both hands and I use 2 fingers.
So AJ is not incorrect and no one has to get in line.

Your friend,
Mel
Really, we want to get in line

Let the slappings begin

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As Steve (Krzytrain) did, you can make your own. But if you take any pictures of it, make sure to use your camera's "macro" function...



STEVE!
Hey that picture was taken about 2 years ago with my camera phone....2 years later and a little mentoring from Junkman I know what i am doing now...uhhh kinda

Mel, i will post some better pictures tonight when i get home from work to help you understand better. Or you could just get the $18 dollar thing A.J is talking about which is what i might do now.

I guess my next mod will be a photography class.

By the way Mel if you are new to the forum Junkman is the man at any DIY project. One time i asked him how to wax my car and ended up spending about $700.00 at autogeek..Not to mention all my family and neighbors think im crazy now when i wash my car....when they see me pull it out and get out my supplies they get a cooler of beer and the lawn chairs out to watch ......I still think he secretly works for autogeek and makes commisions.
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JUNKMAN2008, THANK YOU, I JUST ORDERED THREE, IN CASE PATRICK OR BECKY NEEDS ONE
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