NeilBlanchard
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Re: How to open rear hatch with dead 12V battery?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:38 am

How is the rear hatch latch released? Is there a solenoid and a cable connected to the latch? If so, how can Ben access the cable to release it manually?
Sincerely, Neil

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peterdambier
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Re: How to open rear hatch with dead 12V battery?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIAljdzHD0I

It is not our i-MiEV but it might get you ideas.

First open the rear passenger doors and flip the chair down maybe remove the headrests. now you can get into the trunk and open the cover to the inside of the door.

There is kind of a ring in the bottom and kind of a hook in the lid. Turning the actuator turns the hook out of the ring. The lid opens.
Peter and Karin Dambier, DL2FBA, www.piraten-fraktion-bergstrasse.de

dutchlincoln
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Re: How to open rear hatch with dead 12V battery?

Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:29 pm

hi,
the endeavour works totally different.

I have a peugeot ion, wich is 100% the same to a imiev.

my trunk lid wont open, but it does work. Electrically a latch is actuated, that should open the lock, but the lock wont open.
The lock is attached to the lid with 2 (but im afraid 3!) bolts.
i managed to unscrew 2 of them ftom the flipped seats laying in the back, but i cant get the lock out, in order to open it.
Does anuone has a clue how to open it?
i think its quite stupid made; there is as far as i can see no way to get it open, besides a grinder... :|

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