How do I unlock the trunk?

How do I unlock the trunk?
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The trunk unlocks without taking the key fob out of your pocket. Located the button on the trunk of the vehicle and press it. This automatically unlocks the trunk as long as you have the electronic key on your person. You must be within 2 feet of the trunk for the Smart Key to work.

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You will hear a buzzer sound when you’ve unlocked the trunk.

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Most car models have a button or lever on the dashboard or in the front seat area that opens the trunk. If you`re in the front seat, you can easily push the button or pull the lever to pop the trunk.
Use the trunk release button next to the driver`s seat. Use the emergency release by folding down the backseat.
One of the first things you can do if your trunk won`t open is to try it again. In this scenario, the trunk latch may have gotten stuck due to dirt and debris getting stuck on it or from the trunk rubber sticking to the lid itself. This will require more force to open making you think that the lid is stuck.
You can try wiggling the lever or using a lubricant to loosen it. If the lever is still not working, there may be a problem with the cable or mechanism that connects the lever to the trunk latch. In this case, you may need to disassemble the lever and check for any damage or obstruction.
If your vehicle`s battery goes dead or is disconnected, you can open the trunk from the rear seat by pulling the trunk release handle. Reach the handle through the trunk pass- through.
If the car is equipped with a cable trunk release that can be operated from inside the car (usually by a lever near the driver`s seat), you may be able to pull the cable and open the trunk latch. Pull up the carpet on the floor of the trunk, or pull off the cardboard paneling, and feel for a cable.
“To open the trunk with a screwdriver, wedge it into the lock and move it left and right until the trunk opens. However, this is not recommended. . In addition, you run the risk of breaking the lock.
Most cars have a manual lever or button located inside the car that you can use to open the boot from inside. The location of this lever or button may vary, but it is typically located on the driver`s side, either on the door panel or on the dashboard.
This is very common when the batteries in the key fobs die. In some cases, the other possibility may be that the contacts inside the buttons on the key fob may be worn out, in which case the battery may not be the problem. When the contacts wear out, they do not transmit the signal properly to the car.

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Not able to open the trunk with the button on the trunk door
ANSWER : Most of the time, if the vehicle is equipped with a valet system, the button is hidden in the glove box. If this system is activated, the key fob nor the key will be able to open the trunk until the system is deactivated. This system is intended to deter criminal valet drivers from stealing valuable items from people’s cars. I would check the glove box very thoroughly, as these buttons are intentionally placed in locations that are hard to find.

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Door lock problems
ANSWER : Hi there. There is a resistor for the door locks that keep a voltage on the driver door lock cylinder to activate the secondary door locks electronically. If the resistor is leaking (losing power) it tends to cause the door locks to not work. You can try unlocking the driver door, then open the driver door and use the key to unlock the other doors. This will supply power directly to the driver door lock cylinder and bypass the resistor. If the other doors unlock, then the resistor needs replaced. If the doors do not unlock with the key and the driver door open, then the door lock cylinder on the driver door will need replaced. If you need further assistance with your doors not unlocking when turning the key twice, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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Passenger side door not unlocking manually with key. Key won’t insert into the door. Trunk lock works fine.
ANSWER : Hi there. The door lock cylinder has either an object in side it causing the key to not fit or the pins inside the cylinder has fallen into the key hole. I recommend replacing the door lock cylinder. If you need further assistance with your key not working in the door lock cylinder, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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How to enter trunk of 2010 Toyota Corolla with only interior access and a broken trunk lever?
ANSWER : Hi there. Unfortunately, there really is not an easy solution to this problem. Typically the rear seat is removed by loosing bolts in the trunk itself. You might be able to pull the cable to the trunk release with a pair of pliers and see if the trunk will unlock manually. If this doesn’t work, you will most likely need to contact a professional mechanic to help you with issue.

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Automatic Trunk open/close feature not working but button lights up. I soldiered broken wires back together – reset?
ANSWER : Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time this is caused by a programming issue with the control module. It usually occurs if the module fails or if there is a loss of power. It can also occur if the batter is jumper improperly but most of the time you will have other issues also. If the battery was jumped correctly then I usually start by reprogramming the control module just to see if it will accept the programming. If it will not, then a new module will probably need to be installed and programmed to the vehicle. Not many places have the equipment to do this, so it is usually best left to the dealer where you got your car. I recommend having one of our certified automotive technicians from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect, diagnose, and repair the issue for you.

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Trunk won’t open on my car
ANSWER : Go into your control setup in the instrument panel, under user controls, and make sure the trunk did not get turned off in the setup. If it did, then turn all of it back on and the trunk should open. If the system is all on, try pushing down on the trunk lid and push the button to open the lid. You may have something that caught in the latch. If it still will not open, the only thing to do is to try and access the inside latch using a long grab rod or something equivalent to pull the latch release. If you can’t manage to get it open or want a second opinion on this, a certified mechanic can diagnose your trunk problem firsthand and fix it accordingly.

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Is it the trunk latch assembly or something else if you know the trunk has been closed , but the trunk open light in the instrumen
ANSWER : Hi Frank. This is a weird glitch that I’ve seen on some newer GM’s. In most cases it’s a faulty connection to the trunk lid sensor that will trigger the trunk warning light on the dash. However, I’ve also seen a situation where the sensor itself is slightly misaligned and creates this fault. This is one of those situations where unless they can replicate the symptom while trying to diagnose the problem, it’s difficult to pinpoint and resolve.

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Locked my keys in the lining of the trunk door. Is there away to get into the trunk the spare key I have doesn’t unlock my trunk
ANSWER : Hello. Without the rear seats folding down, you will have to access the trunk through the back seat. This will require starting by removing the entire back seat. Once you have removed it, you will need to find the access panel to remove the carpeting and trunk access hole. You will then need to crawl through the trunk and use a screw driver or the linkage to pop open the trunk. It can be a lengthy and invested endeavor. You may want to go with having another spare trunk key made by the manufacturer or dealership. This may take less time, but in the end cost you a little more money. If the original keys had a button on the key fob to unlock the trunk, then you may also want to try to get a replacement fob. This may cheaper than getting a replacement key depending on what’s available in your area.

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