Been browsing the site a while, but finally registered. Hoping someone can help me out.
The trunk latch for my Z has always been a little stubbron, frequently having to push down pretty hard to get it to latch. Well, this weekend, with the boot pretty much full to the gills, a piece of fabric got stuck over the latch, and I tried to shut it a few times, with normal amount of force, to try and get it closed, before I realized what was blocking it. Unfortunately, after rearranging and making sure nothing was sticking up or otherwise blocking, it won't latch at all. Period.
So far I have:
- Remove the mechanism covers to just visually inspect that everything looks in working order. It does.
- adjusted the position of the metal hook piece attached to the car, in case it had been pushed down.
- Adjusted the position of the latching mechanism in case it was off.
- Done some checks to make sure the latching mechanism is pushing down on the metal "hook" at the right point. It seems to be, but I have no way of telling for sure without setting up a really overly intricate setup involving a webcam inside the boot to verify that it is closing on the right spot.
Anyone who can help, or might have had a similar problem, or anything, it would be greatly appreciated. I can take pictures, provide any more helpful details, just.. I feel like this must have a pretty easy way to fix it, but so far, coming up empty.