My sister in law has a Mercury Mariner which was totalled in a front end collision last year. It is now a "salvage vehicle" but has been fixed back to normal and has passed a MI and NJ road safety inspection. The actual accident wasnt all that bad, but the airbag replacement cost apparently made them total it. Anyway, everything was fine until about a month ago. The trunk/liftgate doesn't open. Normally, it would open via a soft push-button on the gate itself. Its not a mechanical handle or anything, it seems to trigger a solenoid or something. Does anyone know how these work? The button for opening just the glass still works just fine. Any help is appreciated. I need to take the vehicle to the airport Thursday and would love to not have to throw the suitcases in through the glass!