The problem is that the trunk lock somehow got stuck and now I need to
get in there to try and fix it, and the only other way to get in the
trunk is the folding rear seat, but the only way to fold this down is
with the latch that is in the trunk. Any body know if there another
way to get the seat to fold down or had any experience with the trunk
on their focus not opening. Any help would be appreciated.
Re Re: 2000 Ford Focus SE trunk and rear seat help:
Hey, that's a very useful article. Thanks.
After reading it I installed a short piece of wire through an
existing hole in one of the child safety seat anchor point cups to the
seat-back latch. Now I can open the seat back from inside the car at
the rear window shelf.
This is the second time the trunk latch has locked up on me. I took it
to the dealer last year and charged me $80+ to remove the seat and open
the trunk (*and that's not even fixing the locking mechanism!). I then
took it to a local mechanic who was able to somehow get the electrical
wiring to work. Well, it's broken again, and I'm locked out of my
What is a "common auto-opening tool." Can I just use a coat hanger? I
actually don't have the car with me, and am trying to guide my Dad
through the procedure over the phone (he has the car). Any other
suggestions greatly appreciated!
Vic Dura wrote:
Common opening tool, is common for a locksmith, a coat hanger may work
but wouldn't count on it, as it's probably not strong enough.
My common opening tools are 4-5mm (5/32-3/16 in)thick, they can be bent
somewhat to allow reshaping of the tool for certain cars, but don't bend
as easily as a coat hanger.
Crude ascii drawing of common opening tool(s)
Two tools, one has a inward hook, the other has a outward hook at the
end, and there's a larger and smaller end, the hook is the same size
just the right angle bend is a different size.
if you bent a hanger into a similar shape with a right angle it may work
but you also may not have enough strength in the hanger to do the job.
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