I found in the owners manual a recommendation that if the car is to be stored for an extended period that the negative battery cable should be disconnected. If I go away for vacation I always like to take any power out of any car stored inside to limit any fire hazard. Now the question I have is since the only way I see to open the trunk is by power then what happens if the trunk is closed with the battery cable disconnected. How do you open it now? Maybe it will not latch if disconnected? I would hate to be the guinnea pig and try this.