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this happens to me ALL the time. i usually push the button, it comes up slightly, then i push it again while pulling up on the lid and it opens.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #61 (permalink)
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this happens to me ALL the time. i usually push the button, it comes up slightly, then i push it again while pulling up on the lid and it opens. i can push the button a million times, but if i dont pull up after the first push, it wont open.

im going to try the 3 penny thing simply because i wouldnt let any of these dealers touch my car - too many bad experiences...
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:46 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Been a week since I installed the "3 penny" fix - NO failures. Priceless, well almost.
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i actually had to hit mine twice yesterday for the first time since the penny trick...maybe the springs are wearing out now...im gonna give it some more time to be sure...

i was dissapointed, i thought i had this thing nipped...
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:40 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Well if the 3 penny trick doesn't work anymore, I have a new fix. The FOUR penny trick. No but seriously, I haven't tried three. Four may not fit.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:46 PM   #65 (permalink)
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how many 370z's have you sold?
I work for Toyota...the Nissan dealership is right next to my dealership...
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I work for Toyota...the Nissan dealership is right next to my dealership...
ahh...gotcha...
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When I got my car, the dealership 'forgot' to oil the hinge and locking mechanism.

The issue I had was when it was really cold, Pressed it once, it half popped up, pressed it again and I heard metal on metal (clicking sound), pressed it third time it opened.

I took it to another Nissan service place and they lubed it up.

They were unaware of a Nissan TSB. They said to monitor it.

They said if the problem persists, they will adjust the height of the boot so it opens up first time. However he advised that there maybe sealing issues.....

Perhaps when Nissan USA issue an TSB, I can get mine resolved or worst case scenario, but the parts that Nissan USA use. It sucks, but Australia is such a small market that Nissan Australia wont give a damn.....

Seems like the 350Z's had the same issue too!
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When I got my car, the dealership 'forgot' to oil the hinge and locking mechanism.

The issue I had was when it was really cold, Pressed it once, it half popped up, pressed it again and I heard metal on metal (clicking sound), pressed it third time it opened.

I took it to another Nissan service place and they lubed it up.

They were unaware of a Nissan TSB. They said to monitor it.

They said if the problem persists, they will adjust the height of the boot so it opens up first time. However he advised that there maybe sealing issues.....

Perhaps when Nissan USA issue an TSB, I can get mine resolved or worst case scenario, but the parts that Nissan USA use. It sucks, but Australia is such a small market that Nissan Australia wont give a damn.....

Seems like the 350Z's had the same issue too!
i may lube mine, i havent gone that route yet...

and ya, the 350z owners were having the same issue too, infact thats where i got the penny trick idea from...
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i may lube mine, i havent gone that route yet...

and ya, the 350z owners were having the same issue too, infact thats where i got the penny trick idea from...
The only problem with lubricating the latch is that I use the latch to pull down the hatch to avoid putting my hand on the paint each time, which in my case is 4 times a day.
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The only problem with lubricating the latch is that I use the latch to pull down the hatch to avoid putting my hand on the paint each time, which in my case is 4 times a day.
same here, thats why i havent lubed it yet...
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same here, thats why i havent lubed it yet...
wow - you guys are harrdcore

i just press down on the bootlit

mind you, the Z is not my daily driver. i only drive it after work or weekends. we have 3 cars between 2 of us.
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wow - you guys are harrdcore

i just press down on the bootlit

mind you, the Z is not my daily driver. i only drive it after work or weekends. we have 3 cars between 2 of us.
ya...its my daily driver wouldnt have it any other way
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Had the SHR Issue as well and fixed it with 3 coins each.
However, for size reasons I had to use 2--cent coins...
So again, us poor old-worlders are charged more than twice as much, even for the cheapest fix...
Im gonna test my dealer and Nissan Germany and try to get the longer springs under warranty anyway, just to see their reaction.
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Today I went to my Nissan servicing dealer re this matter. I provided him the serial part number for the longer springs.

He looked it up and it is NOT AN AUSTRALIAN part. If I want it, it will cost me $60AUD each.

The dealer was happy to look into it for me. He asked me to contact Nissan Customer Service.

I contacted Australia Nissan Customer Service and spoke to some arrogant person who did not want to know about it. The fella was an absoultely useless moron and it makes me sick

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He said, Nissan warrant certain parts, and this spring lift is not standard on Australian cars. If I want that part, it will be at my cost.

However GTRFAN got the longer springs. Will be interesting to see how he got it?

I subsequently contacted my servicing dealer and he will start a Techline and speak to Nissan Warranty.

Above all, the servicing dealer was excellent and thoroughly recommend Highway Nissan for people in Brisbane Australia.

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i actually had to hit mine twice yesterday for the first time since the penny trick...maybe the springs are wearing out now...im gonna give it some more time to be sure...

i was dissapointed, i thought i had this thing nipped...
im not sure if it was a fluke...but i have not had any more issues to date...
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