Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indianapolis until Thanksgiving, then back to Portland, Oregon
Ok, so crawl inside the trunk with a flashlight and 10mm socket .
The catch is bolted to the back of the trunk with just two bolts.
The bolts are just behind or sticking through the carpet.
But before you do that, as you're facing the latch, look for a small cable
(maybe five or six inches long) coming out of the left side of the plastic
latch cover. It's an emergency release for the latch.
If the cable is there, you can grab it with pliers and pull, popping the latch.