Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
I have personally not verified this on my Series 3, and I cannot vouch if it is true for all years, but the post in the following link indicates that there is a 1/2" diameter access hole, directly under the trunk latch, that will allow you to thread a long screwdriver or hook up from below to release the latch mechanism:
I have also heard that some Spider owners remove the rear license mounting plate and drill a small hole in the sheet metal behind it to gain access to the latch mechanism.
My '74 S2 has that 1/2" access hole.
If your '89 has that access hole, let us know whether you can release the latch with a screwdriver or other tool.
Work gets in the way of my hobbies. Nothing takes just 5 minutes.
Last edited by BobG; 10-31-2016 at 10:35 AM.