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Rear drivers side trunk lid fitment

Hi all,
I have checked these forums for this issue, but nothing seems to have the answer I need.

My rear driver’s side trunk lid fitment seems to be off in just the corner. The hing screws are tight and it seems like even adjusting them isn’t going to get the bottom corner of the trunk lid to go down to make it flush. When closed, I can push it down slightly but nothing really changes it.
I thought maybe the buttress pins might have too much tension and I loosened the drivers side a bit but that doesn’t seem to have an effect either. Hopefully the pictures show how it’s out of alignment. It’s not bad, but I think I might be a perfectionist. Any suggestions to get the bottom drivers side down?
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Hi all,
I have checked these forums for this issue, but nothing seems to have the answer I need.

My rear driverís side trunk lid fitment seems to be off in just the corner. The hing screws are tight and it seems like even adjusting them isnít going to get the bottom corner of the trunk lid to go down to make it flush. When closed, I can push it down slightly but nothing really changes it.
I thought maybe the buttress pins might have too much tension and I loosened the drivers side a bit but that doesnít seem to have an effect either. Hopefully the pictures show how itís out of alignment. Itís not bad, but I think I might be a perfectionist. Any suggestions to get the bottom drivers side down?
I believe the general consensus is the trunk hinges are bent from wind hyperextending the trunk when it gets opened. Mine is a lot worse than yours and I have found no fix for it so far. Perhaps someone here has had a different experience.


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I have the same issue but on the right side. I'm convinced that's the reason I keep getting water leaking in the trunk on that side. The "Solstice & Sky Body Adjustments" PDF that's been posted on here previously which I'm attaching has a section starting on page 5 I'm going to to try. I just need to buy a 13mm wrench as the rear hinge bolt is difficult to access.
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Thanks guys, your response is greatly appreciated.

Not sure if it is just me or not, but whenever someone posts an attachment like a PDF, all I can see is two small pics of a sky, but no doc opens up... just me?
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Thanks guys, your response is greatly appreciated.

Not sure if it is just me or not, but whenever someone posts an attachment like a PDF, all I can see is two small pics of a sky, but no doc opens up... just me?
Maybe not just you, but I can see the hyperlink in the post ahead of yours. What OS and browser are you using?

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I’m using apple -iOS... no hyperlink in view.
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If the trunk lid is bent from the wind, really no fixing it by adjustment. Local body shop will be the answer I am afraid. We messed with one at the Colorado National for over three hours. Could not fix it. I started looking at all the cars afterwards. I would say 50% of the cars in attendance had the same problem. The owner of the car said the wind caught it and blew it open. For most people it seems it is not noticeable, but to me they stick out like sore thumbs.

If you do figure out a way to fix it, please let us know.
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Sounds good, thanks!
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My rear driverís side trunk lid fitment seems to be off in just the corner.
Unfortunately I have a similar problem not very noticeable except to me, I agree with Skersfan, "If you do figure out a way to fix it, please let us know."

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