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CPC2004 10-15-2019 11:11 PM

Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
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Hi, pleased to meet 'cha, this is my first post.

I just bought a nice running 2004 Columbia ParCar Eagle NEV that has the "Optional LX Front Body with Electronic Trunk Release". VIN: 5FCLE24A641000684

The Trunk release button is inside the driver's side glove box but seems to be inoperative, I cannot open the trunk lid. The previous owner (my neighbor) never opened it either because it was broken when he bought it years ago.
We'd like to know if anyone here has any info about this, or can point us to a way to open this trunk.
For all we know it contains the Crown Jewels!! Haha.

Attached is a picture of a red LX body with trunk lid open. The silver cart is the one I just bought.

Any information about this predicament is happily accepted.

cltracey02 10-31-2019 08:37 PM

Re: Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
There should be a 12v actuator under the front of the cart. Sometimes there is a pull latch, or you can try to jump 12v to the actuator.

CPC2004 11-02-2019 11:42 AM

Re: Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cltracey02 (Post 1666090)
There should be a 12v actuator under the front of the cart. Sometimes there is a pull latch, or you can try to jump 12v to the actuator.

Thank you for the suggestions, this is a 'when I get to it' project so I'm slow. I pulled the dashboard and located the back of the push button trunk release, it had two wires going to a 'red' wire coming out of a loom, so the button acts as a momentary switch. My voltmeter showed the 'red' wire to the button was dead, no 12v power - I tried with the key in, on, off, no key - no joy. Possibly a fuse is blown somewhere or the wires disconnected.

I've also located a couple of loose wires hanging down from a hole under the front of the trunk, possibly connected to the actuator. Next will be to connect 12v to see what happens. A pull latch would make sense as a manual safety mechanism but I haven't seen anything like that yet.

CPC2004 12-24-2019 05:54 PM

Re: Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
Finally got around to troubleshooting this problem. The front trunk 6v powered release latch is a Ford Mustang trunk release part number and was not getting full power from the dash switch.
We ended up running a new 6v wire from a single battery positive terminal to the switch. and it now works as intended.

There was also a emergency manual opener hanging under the very front of the cart, a screwdriver was needed to twist the slotted cable release and the hood can opened without electricity.

CPC2004 12-29-2019 11:25 PM

Re: Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
While troubleshooting the front trunk, we installed a 4" lift kit, a new front leaf spring and added 205/65-10 tires to the existing wheels.
The ride and handling are so much improved I can hardly believe it, plus the cart looks better! 8)

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/pictu...ictureid=28891

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/pictu...ictureid=28890

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/pictu...ictureid=28889

impossiblepools 07-21-2021 11:55 AM

Re: Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
Nice looking cart. :lol: I'm trying to find a lift kit for my 2002 Eagle w/ LX front body, also. Did you do a custom lift? Or, did you find one somewhere?

Tech Support 09-01-2021 07:58 PM

Re: Columbia NEV with LX front body
 
The standard lift kit will work with that body. CVG191874u.

https://evtechnicalservices.com/onli...-eu-cvg191874u

Thatís the factory version but you night be able to find something generic for less, and maybe another bgw member can help with that.


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