Well - for some reason the manual does not have ANY parts pics on that area to include panel removal or anything.........lets see what we can do though.
One - you can stop by the dealer and have them print out the parts brake down for that area and see if it is missing anything.
Most of the time those little rods - the 90 degree part - slides up into a plastic clip and it snaps into it and holds it in place.
Some of the clips - the rod slides up into the plastic - the end part rotates freely and there is a "C" shaped clip (the red arrow) that snaps farther down on the rod to hold in place.
Look around and see if that clip has broken off - check with parts department to see if it is there.
Hold the rod to it's extension and see what it should reach......it should snap into place at some point
Have someone turn the key in the lock to see the mechanism move - that should show you where the rod should connect as it must be pushed or pulled to trip the lock.
Does any of this help at all?
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 2:28 PM