trunk not latching correctly


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trunk not latching correctly

Postby chefkev121 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:22 am



So I've noticed over the past week my truck lid isn't closing and catching all the time sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. I routinely spray it with WD-40 and I ve made sure the strikers and latches are moving properly. I'm not sure what to do.


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Re: trunk not latching correctly

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:05 pm

You've likely got one of two problems:

- The WD-40 you've sprayed in there, which leaves an oily film behind, has attracted so much dust and grit that it is now preventing the latching mechanism from closing properly.

- One or both of the nylon latches that latches the trunk closed has broken

Open the mechanism up and clean it out with a solvent (a plastic-safe brake cleaner works well) - you can see the instructions on how to disassemble this here: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

Then lubricate things again, and see if it fixes the problem.

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Re: trunk not latching correctly

Postby chefkev121 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:57 pm

I want to thank everyone for there. Responses. But upon further inspection I noticed that the actual strikers have room for adjustment so I moved them a 8th of a inch and everything seems to be working fine.
Kevin "Mongo" Damms
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I'm Clostraphobic so I ride a motorcycle well that's what I tell the wife anyway works well so far.


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