The decklid (or boot lid) is the cover over the trunk/boot of motor vehicles that allows access to the main storage or luggage compartment. A hinge allows the decklid to be raised, while devices such as springs hold it up in the open position.
On automobiles with their trunk in the rear, decklids sometimes incorporate a center mounted third brake light (Center High Mount Stop Lamp or CHMSL). A rear decklid may also have a decorative air spoiler.
On some cars, electric decklids are available, which means, by the use of an electric motor, they can be closed and opened by pressing a button on the car's key fob.
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