Decklid Actuator Failure?

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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by DBJoe996 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:34 am

I think the latch may have a little spring that pops the u-shaped piece on the deck lid up just a little tiny bit and out of the latch mechanism. My front latch started doing that (not popping up enough to get my fingers underneath to lift) so I took apart the latch and found that the spring had come undone from the holding points in the latch. Fixed the spring within the latch and now it works perfectly.

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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by sweet victory » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:44 am

Appreciate the help everyone.


That's worth taking a look into Joe. If anything, perhaps I can replace the spring with something a little substantial to accommodate the extra weight. If all else fails....hood pins? :lol:
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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by theprf » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:43 am

Latch from a Turbo? part# 996 512 053 03 and it's also specified as a replacement for NA cars.

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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by sweet victory » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:27 pm

That's actually a pretty sweet idea. I'll try that first!
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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:03 am

theprf wrote:
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Latch from a Turbo? part# 996 512 053 03 and it's also specified as a replacement for NA cars.
Plus it will add 20 hp at the wheels
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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by sweet victory » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:09 am

So I fixed the issue. I added little rubber bumpers and adjusted the decklid adjustment screws. Decklid is now opening as it should. :)
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Re: Decklid Actuator Failure?

Post by 5chn3ll » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am

Yeah, the bumpers are adjustable - that's what I was going to suggest, but you already got there. Similarly, adjustable stops are usually responsible for the front trunk not closing completely or rattling slightly.

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