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Old 04-28-2008, 03:30 PM
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Keep in mind this is European engineering, and they as a rule don't "slam" car doors/hoods/lids shut. This is why letting it fall on its own from the 3/4 down position, as opposed to 1/2 way down, seems to work better. Continually shutting European (or Japanese) doors too hard is counter-productive, whereas domestics seem to accept it well. If the trunk lid doesn't want to latch consistently when dropped from the 3/4 position, just gentle hand assistance should do it. If it doesn't latch and the lights stay on, as pointed out, they should automatically go out after approx. 15 - 20 minutes. If they don't, the main "sleep system" is suspect.
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