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    So, how do you open a frunk with a broken lock mechanism?

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    Press down on the lid and remove the key. Then re-insert the key slowly, stopping frequently to turn the key to the right. Maintain the downward lid pressure while you turn the key.

    MIGHT work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokane2303 View Post
    So, how do you open a frunk with a broken lock mechanism?
    I went out in the garage and looked at mine. I hoped you could maybe shim the mechanism, so I used a tool to move the latch into the locked position while the frunk lid was open and nope- when it's locked it's locked.

    I would contact a dealer and see if they know any tricks, it had to have happened to another owner by now.

    After that the question may come down to; how much damage are you willing to do?

    It may be possible to wiggle a hacksaw blade in there and cut the loop on underside of the frunk lid, then carefully pry it up.
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    Don't go breaking things. Take it to a dealer and they can open it for you. I had the lid lock fail on my 14 due to those bad mechanisms discussed earlier. I took it to the dealer, they opened it and fixed it in about 30 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Checked and it said 0 recalls for this vehicle. Thanks!
    Yep, the 2013 models have had no safety recalls or safety bulletins...
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    If pushing down on the lid while try opening...dealer or take the plastic off and go from there (if you can)...when you guys reattached all the plastic after your maintenance weekend, I bet something didnt get aligned correctly..
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    According to one guy and his post on Facebook, it's possible to unlock the lid without breaking anything. Just taking all panels off.
    I'll stop by my Honda dealer tomorrow to check how much time it will take and how much they will charge me.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    If pushing down on the lid while try opening...dealer or take the plastic off and go from there (if you can)...when you guys reattached all the plastic after your maintenance weekend, I bet something didnt get aligned correctly..
    Yes, there is a chance. To be honest, I would prefer that one, rather that something broke...

    And, once the lid is open - first thing to do is this!!!
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    This topic came up on the forum here rather early in the (American-market) history of the NCX. There was at least tacit agreement here to _not_ post instructions on the web for how to open the frunk without a key, so that any would-be thieves out there had to figure it out for themselves rather than just looking up the break-in procedure here on the forum. (-:

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    I feel knowing how to open a stuck frunk is of much more value then worrying about someone taking parts off my bike to break into the frunk!

    If someone wants to break in, a claw hammer or pry bar will make quick destructive access and damage the bike.

    I'd rather a prospective thief take parts off to break in. Much more likely to be caught in the act and slower then a smash and grab!

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    That view was part of the discussion, too. That’s why I chose the phrase would-be thieves. Door locks are not about keeping professionals out, they’re about keeping your nearly-honest ‘neighbors’ out. :-)

    At the time, instructions like those sought here were sometimes PM’d or emailed. I don’t have them, so I can’t offer that.

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