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Need information specifically on how to open seat trunk of 2006 400S when the cable has broken. Can find a lot of information on non Type S that doesn't seem to work. Have removed black panel above light, and one side panel.

My purse with driver's license and security badge are in there - I can't go to work without badge, and can't get temporary without a picture ID (driver's license).
 

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Figured it out ourselves - finally. Was able to lift up the back of the seat enough to expose a black plastic piece under it, that we were able to pull forward, and visualize the cable below it. Looped a wire under it, pulled up and voila ! up came the cable! Jerked on it and the trunk popped right open.
 

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Figured it out ourselves - finally. Was able to lift up the back of the seat enough to expose a black plastic piece under it, that we were able to pull forward, and visualize the cable below it. Looped a wire under it, pulled up and voila ! up came the cable! Jerked on it and the trunk popped right open.
OK.....now is the time to install an emergency release cable....
get yourself an 18 inch (or 24 inch) 30-to-50 pound fishing-leader.
Remove the swivel fittings....loop one end of the wire fishing
leader around the seat-latch release-lever, & 'fish' the loose end
down behind the L. rear fender, to the area near the welded tie-down
loop on the frame. Install a split-ring....like you use for your keys...
for something to hold on to, to be able to pull the cable.
If it hangs down where it is visable, use a twister from a loaf of bread
to tie it up to the tie-down ring on the frame....outta sight.
I did this 'modification' last summer for Irish McFeeney...she couldn't
open her seat to get to her helmet. I got her seat open, then
installed an emergency release cable on her 400.
 

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Thanks! I think I saw your earlier post on how to do this, and was already planning on doing so. Thanks for the information.
 

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How much to fix the broken seat trunk cable?

So now that we got the trunk open, does anyone know how much it costs to fix it? I presume it's easier to take to an expert to do that work...wondering if we should just put in the "emergency release," and use that.
 

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The cable will run you between $30 and $40 depending on where you get it from. It's item three on this fiche http://www.partshark.com/oemparts/a/suz/508c0665f870020498e36a04/seat-support-bracket

It's not hard to install but you will need to remove quite a bit of bodywork to accomplish it. You have to access the back of the ignition switch at the front which requires removing most of the front body work and you have to route the cable along the frame to the back which requires removing the tunnel and most of the rear body work. That will take a few hours of work.
 

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OK.....now is the time to install an emergency release cable....
get yourself an 18 inch (or 24 inch) 30-to-50 pound fishing-leader.
Remove the swivel fittings....loop one end of the wire fishing
leader around the seat-latch release-lever, & 'fish' the loose end
down behind the L. rear fender, to the area near the welded tie-down
loop on the frame. Install a split-ring....like you use for your keys...
for something to hold on to, to be able to pull the cable.
If it hangs down where it is visable, use a twister from a loaf of bread
to tie it up to the tie-down ring on the frame....outta sight.
I did this 'modification' last summer for Irish McFeeney...she couldn't
open her seat to get to her helmet. I got her seat open, then
installed an emergency release cable on her 400.
Duster you make everything sound so easy! :D
 

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Hey man......it is easy....remember,
I showed you, when you came to
the apartment for a look-see.
(easy, once you have the seat open)
 
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