I was doing a bit more Christmas shopping and went to put my purchases into the car's trunk. The key turned in the lock but that was it. No pop of the lid opening. I tried several more times..nothing. I tried the lever inside the car and it was as though it had already been used as it was loose feeling and did nothing. I stopped where I go on occasion to ask if they could raise the trunk lid. I was shocked that they wanted $24.00 just to look at that. But I was perilously close to bending the only key I have, so...I said OK. They took it into the bay and the lock assembly actually is broken...where the key goes in. Danged if the cable on the manual part isn't bad too. I did get to see both. The cost is what flabbergasted me. They had to call the dealership as there is no aftermarket for my year of vehicle easily found. That will have to be sent over from the big city, the parts that is. The parts, the labor and our may- a- well say 10% sales tax brought the grand total to $289.00! They tried to tack on a fee for "supplies" which I refused.
All you men out there..I can't do it myself so please don't tell me how wrong, stupid, or anything else I am. I hurt enough as it is. What a time of year to have to pay so much money.