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Old 09-10-04, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Automatic Trunk Closage

yes I know thats not a real word :p

I'm sure a number of you will know what I'm talking about. After a quick look around, I noticed that there really isn't anything that holds the trunk lid in the up (open) position. I try and not to, but whenever I park my car uphill, usually on a steep driveway, my trunk will have a hard time staying open by itself. I've had that thing come down on my head a few times because I was unfortunate enough to have a breeze hit it.

I ran a quick search and saw that someone installed a strut to help it stay open, similar to the ones that hold our hoods open. From the looks of it, it seemed like that was more for show than for mechanical reasons, but I could be wrong. In any event, please let me know if you guys are having the same problem, or if there are clever solutions out there. Thanks!
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Old 09-10-04, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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there is a spring kit for extra support when a spoiler is attached (and makes the trunk lid heavy and reluctant to stay up...
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Nutoy was the one who installed the strut. You must use a small strut to do it. Let me find the post.
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There you go: https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...ighlight=trunk
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I have a spoiler and no spring kit, and my trunk has no problem popping and staying open; go figure.
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Yep thats exactly what I found too. Thing is, I don't have a spoiler, and don't really care for one. The trunk doesn't have a problem staying open on a normal basis, just when I'm parked uphilll or on a steep driveway.

The strut thing looks cool; I'd be interested in trying it if anyone can give me more details. It looks like there's some drilling of holes involved; not too handy with the drill

Hmm, the dood is from San Jose too, maybe I'll just pay him to do the job :p

EDIT: hah, shoulda read the entire thread, looks like he does give some details
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Check the hinge where it is mounted under the package shelf. The hinges on my 92 Coupe have two "tabs". You can gain some torsion by moving the torsion spring to the other tab and thus increasing the torsion rate. The procedure is described in the HELM in the Body Section under Trunk Lid Adjustment/Replacement: Page 20-70 of the 92 Cpe Manual.
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yes I know thats not a real word :p

I'm sure a number of you will know what I'm talking about. After a quick look around, I noticed that there really isn't anything that holds the trunk lid in the up (open) position.
Do you mean this one [Trunk Shock]? If Iīm right I believe a member here created that about heīs trunk wonīt stay. Thatīs an DIY and heīs finished it in a great way. Donīt ask me about his complete name. I canīt remember. Hope that helps. -Mike
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Check the hinge where it is mounted under the package shelf. The hinges on my 92 Coupe have two "tabs". You can gain some torsion by moving the torsion spring to the other tab and thus increasing the torsion rate. The procedure is described in the HELM in the Body Section under Trunk Lid Adjustment/Replacement: Page 20-70 of the 92 Cpe Manual.

I've looked, can you post pics of it?
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I've looked, can you post pics of it?
Mike, do you mean this [Trunk Removal]? -Mike
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I'm checking that out right now, my trunk lid almost knocked me out last week.
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I didn't know I could adjust my trunk's torsion springs. My trunk has been falling on my head since day one, and that spoiler doesn't help either, I'm sure
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its good to know that I'm not the only one getting taken out by my own trunk
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