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Any of you have problems with the sedan trunk lid not holding up when on a slight upward slope?

Dealer changed springs twice and changed right trunk arm that had twisted due to incompetent mechanic trying to install new springs.

It holds, but lightly and tends to drop if it is windy or on slight slope.

I'm about to use bends to tighten that thing and 'camry mod' my Accord.
Problem with this mode is that the arm structure does not really have 'good grib' to tie the bends around and hook them to the trunk ceiling. Also, when the trunk is closed, the bends are super extended.
 

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I Camry modded mine.

Used a 15" rubber tarp strap. Perfect fit on the passenger side.

So damn convenient. I love it. No wind is going to be pushing my trunk down.
 

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Mine doesn't stay up on an upward slope, and my driveway is an upward slope :(

By 'Tarp Strap' do you mean those heavy duty bungies? How is it attached?
 

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Mine doesn't stay up on an upward slope, and my driveway is an upward slope :(

By 'Tarp Strap' do you mean those heavy duty bungies? How is it attached?
Around the trunk hinge to the holes under the rear deck. Google it. There are some videos.
 

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I have had the same problem on Slopes. On2 can u provide a pic of how you placed strap to keep it open
 

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Maybe track down a set of springs (rods) that are installed when a wing is put on the trunk?

Jay
 

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Maybe track down a set of springs (rods) that are installed when a wing is put on the trunk?
that is what they put on my car, and it didn't help.

There was even a recall I've seen at the garage about the small lip for truck saying: "if you get a lawsuit from a customer because he's been hit behind the head by the trunk lid, order those spring, part #xyz and replace them"

ok maybe not literally that, but that was the message.
 

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I thought I was the only one having this problem. :banana:

I bought my car from the showroom and it already had the deck lid spoiler on it. I just figured that when they put the spoiler on it, they didn't change the spring rods. :dunno:

I've been meaning to take it in to have the proper rods installed, but this thread makes me think that they probably already were put in and they just don't work like they're supposed to.
 

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Here are the pictures as requested.
I like your arm covers. I will now feel less than when I open my trunk...

How did I miss the thread on the umbrella holder?

Jay
 

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I like your arm covers. I will now feel less than when I open my trunk...

How did I miss the thread on the umbrella holder?

Jay
There is no thread on it. I don't post everything I do. I have many nifty mods here and there that I keep to myself for the sake of being different although some people see this as being selfish.
 

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No but my trunk has been known to open on its own every now and then...
 

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There is no thread on it. I don't post everything I do. I have many nifty mods here and there that I keep to myself for the sake of being different although some people see this as being selfish.
Well now you have to tell us all about the umbrella mod or face banishment!
 

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And the arm covers?

Lol. J/k

Thanks for sharing. I am seriously sick of hearing my umbrella rolling in the trunk on turns.

Jay
Arm covers I had my cousin from Australia ship to me.

There's also another mod I haven't mentioned that's in the animated GIF.

Can you find it? Haha
 
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