Re: The trunk handle has a mind of its own
Posted by DavidPackard on 2016/3/29 10:53:39
Well that was easy! The root cause of the problem was the handle's 5/16 square shaft had disengaged and fell out of the latch mechanism. Once both rear seat cushions and the cardboard separator were removed I found the errant shaft lying on the trunk floor. Re-engaging the shaft allowed the trunk to be opened. From there on the job was just another normal repair. The X brace did not impede the removal of the canvas folding chairs that were locked in the trunk (that was a pleasant surprise).
I've given this latch problem an excessive amount of thought and do have a few suggestions for those owners of 22 and 23 series cars. I'll gather my scattered thoughts & photos and post shortly.
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