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Well I am enjoying my new GXE and things are going just fine. I want to do a few minor mods on it but overall I am very happy. However I have found one irritating thing and that is the trunk doesn't seem to stay open.

Especially on my driveway, a standard upward incline, the trunk just won't stay up. I have a feeling it has to do with the spoiler weighing it down to much. Has anyone else had this problem? I am also concerned that maybe something is broken or whatever because I thought there was a spring or whatever that holds it up.

Anyways I am tired of my head getting hit by the trunk. :) Anyone have any suggestions?



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Put a helmet on before you open the trunk!
Thats my .02 My driveway is flat and I dont ave that problem. Hope it helps!!! HEHEHE

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Haha well does anyone else have a problem with it not staying open? Even on a flat surface I have to pay attention to it.



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I've noticed that too. On my '98 Accord, they actually changed the springs for the trunk lid when I requested the spoiler, so it would stay open.

Maybe Nissan could do the same type of thing?



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I haven't encountered any problems with my spoiler equipped SE. Although, I don't know if I have ever opened in on anything other than a flat surface.

My trunk will actually stay partially open if it isn't latched down. When you pop the trunk, it will open about 6" all on its own. The springs seem pretty strong I thought.

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See when I was being shown the demo car that is what happened when the trunk was popped. It rose about 6". With my car it barely opens at all...

I will email my service manager and see what he says.

Any more advice is appreciated.

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Here is the quote from my Service manager:

" SINCE YOU HAVE A SPOILER ON THE BACK OF YOUR CAR YOU MUST MAKE SURE THE TRUNK IS OPEN ALL THE WAY.. THERE IS AN UPGRADED SET OF SPRINGS THAT COME ON THE SE SENTRA THAT HELP. THESE ARE ABOUT 85.00 CDN A SET. BUT I BELIEVE IF YOU MAKE SURE THE TRUNK IS ALL THE WAY OPEN ALL WILL BE FINE. "


So there ya go... the Se has better trunk springs than the GXE... SHEESH I FEEL GIPPED. SHoulda could woulda got the SE.



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I was gonna say, if I try to shut mine and it doesn't latch, its just bounces right back upright.


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Y2K SE:
I was gonna say, if I try to shut mine and it doesn't latch, its just bounces right back upright.

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Had the same exact problem with my '01 SE: I'd have to slam the trunklid *really* hard to make it latch. What I ended up doing was loosening the bolts holding the bottom latchplate, moving it up a hair, and retightening it (there is a tiny bit of give in the latchplate that allows you to do this). The trunklid now closes with a reasonable amount of force.

Hope that helps!

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[This message has been edited by dleong (edited April 13, 2001).]
 

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I just added a wing to my trunk last weekend. Before I had the wing the trunk would pop open and stay up, but it was hard to close. It would bounce open if i didn't close it really hard. After I added the wing the trunk pops open just enough to allow it to stay open. It shuts alot easier now. But... like you, I have a few more lumps on my head from parking on my inclined driveway.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dleong:
Had the same exact problem with my '01 SE: I'd have to slam the trunklid *really* hard to make it latch. What I ended up doing was loosening the bolts holding the bottom latchplate, moving it up a hair, and retightening it (there is a tiny bit of give in the latchplate that allows you to do this). The trunklid now closes with a reasonable amount of force.

Hope that helps!

DL

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I actually figured out how to get it to close, every time, the first time.

Grasp the inside of the trunk lid on a cutout, and pull down. It works for me. Don't know why.

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Can't say I've had this problem either....no hills in Memphis, TN!

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