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If you want to do it yourself, you'll have to remove the seat back.

Unfortunately, the first step is to fold down the seat back, which you can't do, because your trunk is stuck. And you have to remove the side trim, which you can't do, because you can't fold down the seat back, which you can't do, because your trunk is stuck.

You can remove the bottom seat cushion. There's one 6mm bolt, located between the seat cushion and the seat back, just left of center as you are facing the rear of the car.

With that clear, you can remove the 8 mm bolts holding on the pivot bracket for the seat backs. CAREFULLY, without damaging the side trim, free the seat back from the release, and fold it down. Now you've got access to the trunk, crawl in there and open it.


OR, you can take it to your dealer. They should *either* warranty *or* goodwill you. (It's a design defect. You aren't alone.)

-mr. bill
 

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As I said, you can remove the bottom seat cushion. There's one 6mm bolt, located between the seat cushion and the seat back, just left of center as you are facing the rear of the car.

STOP!

If you can't manage this alone, no shame. But that was the EASY step. If you are finding that tough, the next steps put you in way over your head. Take it in to the dealer.

-mr. bill
 
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