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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nick11179
Pulled off the panel and the cable is still attached so it's somewhere
The inner cable always breaks right at the lever where it gets bent back-and-forth every time you open the trunk. It never breaks at the latch in the trunk or somewhere in-between.

Try gripping the cable sheath with a pair of vise grips so that you pinch the sheath enough to grip the inner cable. Then push forward. Try gripping it as far rearward as you can reach, so the sheath can curve as you compress it against the lever. You will be moving both the outer sheath and inner cable, but that's OK - the latch should pop.

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