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Old 01-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a used 2001 XG300 with 84K miles on it. I have been exploring the car since I dont have the owners
manual (yet, I ordered one from eBay). One of the things I discovered was a lock on the trunk latch that, when engaged,
prevents the trunck from being opened with the key or from the release. Can some one tell me what the practical use for that
would be?
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, the idea is that if you take the car in for repairs etc. you can lock things away in the trunk stopping anyone from getting in to it (stupid idea though as you only have to pull the rear seat down from inside the car to get into the trunk!)
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are locks on the rear seats, too.

Apparently, the main function of these three locks is to get stuck in the locked position, preventing me from folding down the seats or opening the trunk remotely.

Biggest irritation I've run into so far.

(Sorry I didn't catch you earlier, you can download the manual from http://hmaservice.com)
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quote ''There are locks on the rear seats, too.''

yes, you're quite right. l forgot about them, but l have never used them in the nine years since l've had my older XG
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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for me, the inside trunk latch is an idiotic invention. i bought a 2004 xgl 350, because it was about the only "new" car that any dealer could find, such that it could be disabled.

the purpose of a trunk is to have a separate compartment for storage, that can not be accessed from inside the car.

in other words, someone cant get into the trunk, by merely breaking a window, or otherwise getting into the cab.

having an inside trunk latch that can not be disabled, or back seats that can be folded down, defeats the purpose of a trunk.

it is the one and only reason why i got this car. most any other car would have been fine for driving purposes, for me.

the xg has a switch at the trunk lock that disables the remote and the inside trunk latch from opening the trunk (i.e only the master key can then open the trunk). and then it has buttons accessible from only inside the trunk, that disables the back seats from being folded down from inside the car - thereby having a trunk work like a trunk, again.

the sub-key, or parking attendant key, does not open the trunk - so it could be given to your repair guy.
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