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Access trunk but keys are lock in and trunk release does not work.

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Need to access trunk but...
Need to access trunk but keys are lock in and trunk release does not work.
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Chevy Mechanic: BigBlock434, Chevy Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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What model please?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
4 door 2005 Malibu, 6 cyl, power windows, locks. That is all I know. It is the base model with power.
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
<p>2005 4 dr base model malibu, with full power</p><p> </p>
Chevy Mechanic: BigBlock434, Chevy Mechanic replied 8 years ago
Are the seats the same size in the back?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Its a bench seat, so same size as what? It is the standard seat.
Chevy Mechanic: BigBlock434, Chevy Mechanic replied 8 years ago
I show a 60/40 rear seat and a 50/50 rear seat. Are you sure this is a 2005 Chevy Malibu? Could I have the last eight of your V.I.N. please?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The backrest is 60/40, last eight of vin is 5F284182. The car is not with me but a friend has it so the is a slight delay, Thanks.
Chevy Mechanic: BigBlock434, Chevy Mechanic replied 8 years ago
Rear Seat Replacement (60 Percent Side)

Removal Procedure


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  1. Remove the front mounting bolts.
  2. Move the seat full forward and fold the seat back down.

  3. Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH
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  4. Remove the seat belt anchor bolt from the seat frame.

  5. Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH
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  6. Remove the rear mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the seat.

Installation Procedure


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  1. Install the seat to the vehicle.
  2. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

  3. Install the rear mounting bolts.
  4. Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 35 N·m (25 lb ft).


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  5. Install the seat belt anchor bolt to the seat frame.
  6. Tighten
    Tighten the bolt to 35 N·m (25 lb ft).

  7. Move the seat full rearward and open the seat back up.

  8. Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH
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  9. Install the front mounting bolts.
  10. Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 35 N·m (25 lb ft).

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The seat is a full bench seat with the back rest being 60/40, so this appears to not be right for this model. As I have said the bench is out, but cannot remove the backrest.
Chevy Mechanic: BigBlock434, Chevy Mechanic replied 8 years ago
As I explained to you before, I have two designs straight from Generals Motors that states(rear seat replacement(60 percent side) and rear seat replacement(40 percent side). Which one do you have?
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