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hood latch wire snapped.


Pat K
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Very clever these Americans! It's the same with no exterior trunk lock...they left a way to get the trunk unlocked if the cable breaks. They promoted the rear deck access panel as a convenience feature for trunk access but didn't say it was to unlock the trunk if necessary. What the manual doesn't address is how do you get the trunk unlocked if it's packed full of luggage or other items too big to remove through the hatch.

You're absolutely right...the cost of the shop manual (and parts manual) are about the best investment an Avanti owner can make.

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Did it snap under the dash or under the hood? If under the hood go under the car reach up between the engine & brake booster, grab the cable going to the drivers side latch & push it towards the passenger side. Both latches will open. bill

87 Avanti

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