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Trunk release issues

This is a discussion on Trunk release issues within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; what's up with pushing the tunk button some many times to get it to open...

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    Trunk release issues

    what's up with pushing the tunk button some many times to get it to open

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    I assume your talking about the trunk button on the keyless remote, the manufacters put that on there so you will have to press the buttom twice and if you press it once and wait too long to press it for the second time it will not activate.

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    Yup. x2 to open

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    I think the problem is worn out gas shocks on the trunk lid itself. I am going to try that spring though, and see if it makes a difference. Thanks, Justin.

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    very heavy duty spring, you can actually piggyback 2 on there
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    Added a helper spring to ours a long time ago:


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    Yep I piggy backed mine with another spring 10 years ago. Never an issue since.

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    I hav the same issues with my ta.. I hav to push the button under my dash multiple times sometimes bcus its lik the weight of the trunk closes it back on the latch .... So try the spring piggyback ppl post on here... Im gona try it as well seems legit

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    Works like a charm. You can either offset the additional spring (as shown in the pic) or install it over top of the existing spring.

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    Just did the spring helper thing this afternoon.
    Pops up 1.5 inches in the cold every time.
    Works like a champ for only $4.58 at home depot.
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    oh hell yes! im going to home depot after work, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhereman View Post
    Just did the spring helper thing this afternoon.
    Pops up 1.5 inches in the cold every time.
    Works like a champ for only $4.58 at home depot.
    Thank you gentlemen. I have the same problem but didn't know the "fix" was that simple. Many times I have had to push the remote twice again to get a full release.
    I'd be happy to lay out $4-5:00 !

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    Or if you have any springs left over from doing a drum brake job you can use one of them. Thats what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison View Post
    I hav the same issues with my ta.. I hav to push the button under my dash multiple times sometimes bcus its lik the weight of the trunk closes it back on the latch .... So try the spring piggyback ppl post on here... Im gona try it as well seems legit
    wont work, 1998s dont use a spring.

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    So how are the 98's set up?

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    Went to store today and it was 39 degrees out...In CA yet??
    Popped the trunk button to put shit in the back, she opened a good 1.5 inches easily.
    I am very satisfied with the $5 trunk fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
    So how are the 98's set up?


    there is no spring latch, the problem I have with mine is the solenoid was grinding, so I pulled it out and opened it up to find the gear inside it was stripped, before that the truck worked fine. never had to push the button twice like I had to with my '99.
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    hey can somebody take a photo of the heads of the screws that are supposed to hold the soldnoid in? I fixed the plastic gear and shortened the length of the internal spring to prevent it from happening again, all is well but the original screws that used to mount the solenoid have fallen into my mass collection of interior automotive screws, just a picture of the heads would suffice

    in the picture above you can see to either side of the latch theres are mounting holes without the solenoid attached, the screws that fit into those holes are what I need to find..

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