How to enter trunk of 2010 Toyota Corolla with only interior access and a broken trunk lever?

I locked my keys in my trunk. The trunk hatch on the floor by the driver seat floor is broken, so my only means to trunk access has been through the keys. The car is still unlocked, but I can't gain access to the trunk. I have been trying to fold the back seats down manually, but I cannot get them to fold. Thanks in advance!
My car has an automatic transmission.
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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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Corolla trunk is by using the trunk release lever on the lefthand side of the driver`s seat. If you`ve locked yourself out of the cabin as well, call a locksmith or use a slim jim to access your car.
You can open your trunk from inside your car`s cabin very easily. All you have to do is pull the trunk release lever, which is located at the left base of the driver`s seat. Pull the release up all the way, at which point the trunk will unlatch. You can then open your trunk fully by lifting it open.
Locate the trunk release lever on the driver`s side floor next to the fuel door release. Lift the trunk and release the lever upwards. The trunk door will pop open. Lift the trunk door to open.
Yes, you can usually open the car boot from inside even if the doors are locked. Look for an internal release button located near the driver`s seat or on the centre console. Q.
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Whether you have locked your keys in the trunk or the car`s cabin, the Pop-a-Lock team can easily open the lock for you. It can be stressful to be in a situation where you need your car keys and they are not available.

If you`re able to open a rear-side door, fold the rear seatbacks out of the way and then shimmy back into the trunk area (you may want to take a flashlight, or use the light on your smartphone). Inside, you`ll find a release pull (often a glow-in-the-dark tab) that will pop open the trunk.
Remote lock or unlock for the trunk/back door is available on select model year 2022 and newer vehicles. You can review your vehicle`s Connected Services within the Toyota app or refer to your Owner`s Manual.
“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 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.
** If your Camry has hooks near the headrests in the back seats, you can pull them to fold down the seats and access the trunk cavity behind. If you`re comfortable with putting in a little elbow grease, you can also open your trunk manually by accessing the trunk latch through the undercarriage of your car.
Luckily, Pop-A-Lock`s trusted automotive locksmiths are prepared to help you with any locksmithing problem, including car trunk unlocking. Knowing our way around cars is part of the job, and our experts will be able to help you no matter your unique situation.
Locate the trunk release lever on the driver`s side floor next to the fuel door release. Lift the trunk and release the lever upwards. The trunk door will pop open. Lift the trunk door to open.
Virtually every vehicle manufactured since 2002 has a trunk release lever located inside the trunk itself, in response to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other organizations petitioning car companies for safety measures to curb car kidnappings.
Locate the trunk release lever on the driver`s side floor next to the fuel door release. Lift the trunk and release the lever upwards. The trunk door will pop open. Lift the trunk door to open.
Virtually every vehicle manufactured since 2002 has a trunk release lever located inside the trunk itself, in response to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other organizations petitioning car companies for safety measures to curb car kidnappings.
Virtually every vehicle manufactured since 2002 has a trunk release lever located inside the trunk itself, in response to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other organizations petitioning car companies for safety measures to curb car kidnappings.
Virtually every vehicle manufactured since 2002 has a trunk release lever located inside the trunk itself, in response to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other organizations petitioning car companies for safety measures to curb car kidnappings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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ANSWER : If your car is outfitted with a folding rear seat, then you also have convenient access to the trunk through a folding seat back. Here’s how to use it:

Locate the plastic cover above the center seat and open it.
Press the button.
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Tips

Never let anyone ride in the cargo area or in the passenger rear seat if it is folded down. This can lead to serious injuries in an accident.
Make sure the seat back locks into position when you close the access point.
The rear seat backs can be locked into position using your key.

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