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For some reason the trunk is not locking. If I pull the quick release lever then it locks, but it seems I have to do this each time hard in order for it to lock. Any ideas on how to fix?
 

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Pull the latch cover off and see if there's an issue with the cable between the actuator and the latch mechanism. I had been waiting for that cable to come off back order and it just did. Apparently there's a known issue with it. While waiting, I was able to rig the latch with some zip ties - and it works perfectly - but I had to remove the emergency release in the trunk. I'm not planning on storing any small people in the trunk right now, so I wasn't too worried about temporarily taking it off. :)
 

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Once fixed never slam the trunk make sure your hand never leaves the fin and gently close it. I pulled mine apart and rebuilt it. The mechanism is poorly designed. Pulling the emergency quick release handle can bend the lock mechanism so it wont alien to the trunk lid latch.. Mine was so bad I was locked out of the trunk, Lotus wanted to drill it I said NO and fixed it myself.
 

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What's a trunk ????

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This is one place the "American" language , as opposed to "English" language make sense to me.
Why does England call it the "boot"?:shrug:
We call it a trunk because back in the old days you would literally put a trunk on the back of the car for storage.
Maybe in Europe they mount their boots to the back of the car :scratchhead:
 

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You can usually fit a pretty big trunk into the back of a US gas guzzler, but in a Lotus you're lucky to fit a pair of boots in there.:UK:
 

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This is one place the "American" language , as opposed to "English" language make sense to me.
Why does England call it the "boot"?:shrug:
We call it a trunk because back in the old days you would literally put a trunk on the back of the car for storage.
Maybe in Europe they mount their boots to the back of the car :scratchhead:
Actually I think it stems from the coach and horse era. The coachman would sit on a locker where he would store his boots, called a boot locker, which got shortened to boot.
 

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For some reason the trunk is not locking. If I pull the quick release lever then it locks, but it seems I have to do this each time hard in order for it to lock. Any ideas on how to fix?
I had similar problem after opening trunk with emergency cable. Finally realized that the cable had stuck in the "pulled" position. After pushing it back into its sleeve, trunk then latched successfully. Perhaps the WD 40 approximated the same result.
Also, I used tie wrap for the failsafe on the latch similar to above post. Works great and easily retrievable with a bent large paper clip I keep inside car.
 

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Actually I think it stems from the coach and horse era. The coachman would sit on a locker where he would store his boots, called a boot locker, which got shortened to boot.
I thought it had to be something like that, but wouldn't the "boot" be on the front with the coach driver and the "trunk' be at the back with the passengers travel trunk?
so "bonnet" is the engines hat :D
 
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