1998 - 2003 Corvette Convertible: Trunk Door on Convertible Won’t Open All The Way
The latch spring should be able to lift the trunk door enough to slide your fingers inside and open it the rest of the way. If this does not happen, check to see if the spring inside the latch assembly is missing. If it's not missing, have a service mechanic look at it and try to adjust it. If it can't be adjusted, have the latch assembly replaced.