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  1. So my trunk was really full and I tried opening my trunk today. Sometimes when it is full, I've had to use a lot of force. This time, something snapped and I no longer felt resistance when pulling the trunk latch. I removed the panels from the inside and took a look at the opening mechanism. The cable is still intact and i discovered how to open the trunk from the inside. However, there is no connection from the latch to the rest of the locking mechanism. When I used force, there was a part that broke. The first picture shows the part that is broken. The black rubber and plastic parts used to be one part. The elongated plastic part used to be inside the car, while the black plastic part used to be behind the latch on the outside of the car. The square hole near my thumb behind the latch is where the rubber used to sit. The last picture shows where the elongated black plastic part used to connect to. The last picture's orientation is looking up. The black plastic part used to lift the silver metal part extending the wire. The wire would then pull the golden part in the third picture to open the trunk. The fourth picture shows an overall picture. If you look carefully at the fourth picture, there is a black cable that runs down the cavity in the center of the trunk door. That is the same cable that pulls the golden part of the mechanism, opening the door. Essentially, the mechanism is no longer connected due to the broken part. The latch is not connected to the first part of the mechanism and thus, the second part of the mechanism is not working and I cannot open my door from the outside. Anyone know where I can get a replacement part and whether I can install it without opening any screws?
  2. I recently had a local car audio shop connect a wire to my cigarette lighter wire for a dash cam I installed. He refused to let me watch while he did the work. At the time he did the work, there was a converter plugged into the cigarette lighter that powered the dash cam. After he completed the work, I removed the converter and tried to close the door covering the lighter, but it would not latch. When I took it back he refused to take responsibility saying the door was open at the time he did the work, because of the converter being plugged in. The converter had only been in for a few days prior to the work being done and prior to that, the door latched fine. I'm trying to determine if I can remedy this situation or if I need to take it to another shop at an additional expense. See attached photos. Any ideas or links would be appreciated. I tried looking in my owner's manual and searching online, but couldn't find anything. Many thanks.
  3. Hi, So I'm having a slight issue with my 98 Lexus GS300. When I go to close the hood and push down all the way the lock doesn't engage and because of that the hood remain open. Basically it remains opens to the point as if I pulled the handle/lever inside the car to open the hood. Has anybody had this issue occur before? I sprayed wd40 on the lock/latch area (which sits right above the horn) but that hasn't done much. Any ideas? Thanks!