Back at it this am, just trying to familiarize myself with the entire car. I’ve pulled the seats forward and found the owners manual and a rubber trim piece which I’ll have to figure out where it goes.
I do have the small square filler piece that covers the exterior bumper release hole, I believe Michael shared that you can not get them so I got lucky there. It is slightly broken so I’ll have to see what I can do to salvage it. I did send away for the shop manual on CD until I can get a set of hard copy books. I’ll spend the rest of my time today trying to get in the trunk, at least I have the owners manual now to help me out.
Well after about 20 mins of fiddling with it I finally got it open. The modual is disconnected and super corroded. I pulled back the trunk carpet it it’s wet. Where ever the water is coming from it clearly caused the corrosion to the modual. The connectors unfortunately do not look too good. I also noticed the cylinders on each side of the trunk have been disconnected. It seems the previous owner had them disconnected so they could get in the trunk? To lower the top manually?
Unknown why he would disconnect the cylinders they dont hurtvthe opening of the trunk if the pump valve is released. The aluminum boxed module is the suspension. There should be a black plastic box that controls the top. A lot of money damage in that corner. The pump looks to also be bad. The repair for the water leak in the left corner of the trunk lid is well written up. That much water looks to be multiple leaks. the rubber lip seal in the bottom of that cubby needs to be removed.
Thank you Michael. I’ll look for the “black box”. I’m assuming the aluminum module is bad. I would assume the pump is also but who knows so I guess it’s best to do the shot gun procedure and start with the electronics, test, move to hydraulics, test, then mechanical. The plug has been removed from the left cubby which probably didn’t help with moisture I’d driven on wet roads. At this point I’m not going to focus on the moisture, the car will be kept inside and I can do some diagnostics once everything is clean and dry. For now I’ll focus on the top.