2019 update: I DO NOT SELL THIS PART ANYMORE. User 'Jesse' has taken over selling this part.
Please contact Jesse to purchase the part [email protected]
If your trunk won't open and you only hear a 'whirring' noise when you press the button, then your trunk latch clutch (TLC) is broken.
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I previously sold a mechanically superior TLC for $15 shipped anywhere in the US. ic user 'Jesse' has taken over selling the same TLC, so PM him if you'd like to order one, or paypal $15 to [email protected] and be sure to include a mailing address.
Jesse now includes written instructions and picture diagrams with each part. He also put together an 18 minute instructional video that takes you through the process of removing, fixing and reinstalling that part:
The price has stayed the same at $15 mailed in the US.
IMO removing the mechanism from the car is the most difficult part.
User 'rabl' posted detailed removal pictures.
Once the mechanism is removed, user 'gilbertguy' posted detailed pictures showing how to access the broken TLC.
You'll find the broken latch hiding under a couple gears that simply pull off.
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The replacement TLC has two parts: enclosure (big) and cam (small). IMO, the easiest installation method is to place the enclosure over the shaft, then insert the cam, and finally the spring. The picture below shows the installed TLC BACKWARDS, so you can see where the TLC goes. You'll want to flip the TLC the other way for actual installation (i.e. the spring won't be visible).
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If you're afraid to learn, Scott (KLR3CYL) will install this part for a very fair price.
FYI: None of the 300+ latches I've sent have failed. I suspect my part will last forever, as I've designed out Honda's flaws. Design is open source, with attribution. Print your own if you've got an ABS printer:
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Yeah, now I'm able to open my trunk again with one hand!
I'm glad you took this over... how many have you sold at this point? IIRC I shipped a couple hundred before I handed you the reigns.I'm still making/selling the rear hatch blocks, trunk latch parts and engine air filter clips.
Correct: FDM printers don't have the resolution to accurately resolve the geometry. I did ship a couple FDM prints (back when I still shipped them), but I had to manually sand each part to make it work properly.The window switch part I believe requires a resin printer which I don't have. I attempted to print it multiple times and had limited success making the parts on my FDM style printer.
I'd have to look at my records but I'm sure I've sold 150-200 by now. It has actually prompted me to make a couple other models/prints that I sell, one parts for a boat, the other a truck. So far I haven't had anyone report any problems with the parts I've supplied. Knock on wood. The only real issues I had was with the mailing process, got pretty bad during the height of covid so now I ship these all with a tracking number. Thanks for starting this and allowing me to take over and learn a new profitable hobby.I'm glad you took this over... how many have you sold at this point? IIRC I shipped a couple hundred before I handed you the reigns.
Correct: FDM printers don't have the resolution to accurately resolve the geometry. I did ship a couple FDM prints (back when I still shipped them), but I had to manually sand each part to make it work properly.