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Avanti Trunk Release Problem

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    I would use some penetrating oil like "PB Blaster", remove the cable
    from the latch (not really a "lock"), and spray the penetrating oil
    down the cable from the latch end. Have someone keep working the
    cable in and out after you feel you have some down the cable. Spray
    some on the latch as well. WD-40 isnt much of a lubricant, and its
    not the best at penetrating tight or rusty areas. PB Blaster is an
    oil, and will help to lube the cable for the future. There is also
    some oil made for speedometer cables, you could run some of that down
    the cable after you free it up with the PB Blaster.


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