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Old 01-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
amc49
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Correct. It should actually DOUBLE latch, two distinct lockings going on there. I've been in that CO situation before too. After working 12-16 hours, 7 days a week. The car had rear hatch that did not lock all the way, no rattling. I started getting strange headaches that only happened on the long 45 minute drive to or from work. Found the latch only catching the first detent, the second was not happening and rear hatch seal not sealed tight. Re-adjusted latch/catch to pull hatch up tight and no more headaches.
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