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The trunk latch on my 250 won't securely close. It pops open while riding. I slam it closed, but I can pull it open by grabbing the bottom edge. When I can't pull it open that way, it still might open while riding.
Any thoughts?
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Adjust the mechanical bits?
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inspect for damage also like a bent latch. Also make sure all the fasteners are tight holding the mechanism on.
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There are 2 screws that hold the latch in place. Do you think those are adjustable?
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tispectrum wrote:
There are 2 screws that hold the latch in place. Do you think those are adjustable?
you have a little wiggle room but not much. they probably are loose.
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Just a couple of questions.

1. Have you recently ran any new wiring or made any modifications that might have put some wiring around the cable to actuate the release mechanism.

2. Have you had any spills that may have damaged the lower plastic panels under the footboard? The solenoid is located under the footboard.

3. Have any of the side panels on the left side been removed lately? It's possible that either the Key Switch release cable or the solenoid actuated release cable has been crimped/stressed/bound such that it doesn't release the locking mechanism.
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ponydrvr wrote:
Just a couple of questions.

1. Have you recently ran any new wiring or made any modifications that might have put some wiring around the cable to actuate the release mechanism.

2. Have you had any spills that may have damaged the lower plastic panels under the footboard? The solenoid is located under the footboard.

3. Have any of the side panels on the left side been removed lately? It's possible that either the Key Switch release cable or the solenoid actuated release cable has been crimped/stressed/bound such that it doesn't release the locking mechanism.
None of the above. Sometime this week I'm going to fool around with the latch mechanism.
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