[MR2] MR2 Digest, Vol 50, Issue 15
kohartb at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 23 16:18:59 EDT 2011
"Frozen" meaning the cable doesn't budge, correct? My experience is limited to MKIIs, but I wonder if opening the trunk would give you enough access to spray some lube in/at the locking mechanism. If not, can you spray lube at it from underneath? If it is still frozen post-lube, I would then access the actual cable in the passenger compartment as opposed to the plastic piece that pulls the cable and give it a good yank.
> My 87 MR2 na has been sitting in my garage for several years. I finally
> ambitious to fire it up and start taking it out for neighborhood drives.
> First step was to check out the battery. Well, I couldn't get the
> compartment hatch open. Seems the latch release cable is frozen.
> Does anyone know a way to bypass it, to open the engine compartment
> without damaging any cosmetics? I replaced this cable once, quite a few
> years ago, but I was able to get the hatch open then. I remember that
> routing a new cable requires removing a few trim panels, and access on
> sides of the engine firewall.
> Appreciate any suggestions.
> 87 Mk I na
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