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What are the two latches on the truck lid? One on each side

Customer Question

What are the two latches on the truck lid? One on each side near the two seat backs on the trunk. They appear to have a cable attached.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.
Hi There, I am CAm. What is your vehicle please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

2006 Pontaic Solstice. There are two latches near the seats on the trunk lid, with cables attached. They don't seem to operate anything.

Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.
OK, does the roof operate properly? Can you not unlatch those?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Roof operates property. These are on the outside just next to the seat backs. The truck opens via a switch button in the glove box.

These two latches are the same color as the car. About 3" x 6 " and have a cable attached. The are flush with the car. When you attempt to opem them, you see an attached cable, but they don't seem to have a purpose.

Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.
Let me see if I can find the diagram so I know which classes you're talking about. Give me a couple moment please.
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.
Latches not classes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

When opened they provide some small access into the truck. I had though they might be some type of manual trunk release. But that would allow anyone to access the trunk. But they do not release the trunk latch.

The owners manual does not mention these little doors.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

They kind of look like small aviation flaps, when in the open position.

Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.
Do you see them in the 2 attached pictures?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No: They are not on the trunk. They are on the area just between the trunk and seats on the top outside area.

Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.
in here?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I visited with another Solstice owner. The flats/latches open when the top is pulled up to accommodate the top support frame.

Thanks for checking.

Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

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