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Old 07-04-2019, 10:43 PM
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1989 Iroc Z28 Trunk-Newbie First Post!

Hello fellow camaro lovers. This is my first ever post, I have been looking for afar from a while and you guys are a amazing group. I just bought my dream camaro about 6 months ago, its a 1989 Iroc Z28. I am new a mechanic guy but trying to learn everything about this car so please go easy on me! I made a video of my problem below. My trunk issue is it won't latch, its frustrating. I got the motor back working and then this happened! Take a look below and hope you guys can help out!.

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Old 07-04-2019, 11:58 PM
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Lon at TDS is the man to go to, Lonsal on the forum. Welcome btw.
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Should be a plastic tab switch in that notch by the latch. If you push the tab down, the pulldown should go down. If you hold it down until the pulldown goes all the way down you should hear it click again when it hits the bottom. At that point, if you release the tab, the pulldown should come all the way back up. If for some reason the tab gets pressed by the hatch, without latching closed, it'll pulldown just far enough that the striker on the hatch won't reach far enough into the latch for the latch to lock. It's possible there's more going on, but that's something easy to try.
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Simple fix. Your latch is broken. More specific the spring that is supposed to hold the latch open when unlatched has broken allowing the latch to flop closed instead of remaining open and ready to accept the hatch hook. I sell the used 88-91 latch assy on my web site as TDS 507050.

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Just listening.

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Wow I am so humbled by how quick this community came to help and get me a solution. Lon, sold, ordering the part today. Is this an easy enough install to do myself?
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Wow I am so humbled by how quick this community came to help and get me a solution. Lon, sold, ordering the part today. Is this an easy enough install to do myself?
Not knowing your level of skills, only you can answer that. I will include the instructions that come with the TDS 101170 guides which inform how to properly disassemble and reassemble the pull-down unit. I'm always available for consult if you hit a snag.

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