SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Business

November 2, 2013

Infinity's trunk lid won't open

Q: My Infinity G35 has a trunk lid that won’t open with the key fob or the interior release switch. It does not have a key open option, of course. Any thoughts on this problem?

A: It may be a simple solution. So simple that it’s just a turn of the switch inside of the glove box. Many people are unaware of the trunk lock-out switch that’s located in the glove box. This switch is not unique to the Infinity. Mercedes, among other upper-end cars, has this option. If the switch is not the problem, fuses should be checked. If that is all well, then you may have to remove the back seat and climb into the trunk, open it manually and then test the circuit all the way to the electric lock.

Q: I just replaced the struts on my 2007 Saturn Outlook because I had a hard time opening it, and then, once it was opened, it would not stay open. Now it stays open, but it won’t electrically close. What’s next?

A: The electrical circuit needs to be checked out in its entirety. Check for any or all trunk cut-out switches that may be listed in your owner’s manual. Check over all the work you performed and see if you inadvertently unplugged an electrical harness.

Q: I purchased a 2008, four-door, six-cylinder Honda Accord sedan with 47,000 miles in a private sale in September 2012. The vehicle needed an alignment as the car drifted to the right. Also, the brake pedal seemed to move too far in order to stop the car. Before I purchased the vehicle, I paid for an inspection at a Honda dealership, which recommended replacement of rear pads and rotors and replacement of the left rear brake caliper. I had the pads and rotors replaced by an independent garage, because it was cheaper, but did not replace the caliper, because the garage said it only needed lubricant, not replacement. The dealership did the front-end alignment.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Business

AP Video
After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech High-flying Tech Stocks a Concern for Investors "Heartbleed" Bug Puts Internet Security at Risk AP Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 Toyota Recalls 1.8M Vehicles in the US Comcast Executive: 'Merger Not a Problem' Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP Study: Airline Industry Complaints Drop in 2013 Study: Airline Industry Complaints Drop in 2013 Employers Add 192K Jobs; Rate Stays at 6.7 Pct Senators Press Barra About GM's Delay in Recall More Americans See Middle Class Status Slipping GM CEO Faces House Hearing on Recall NHTSA: GM Should 'Fix Vehicles Quickly' GM's CEO Testifies on Faulty Ignition Switches Owner, Families Share Cobalt Stories Jury Selection Begins in Apple-Samsung Case BMW Plans $1 Billion Expansion in South Carolina
NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America
Comments Trcker