Tip & How-To about Jaguar X-Type

Release Jaguar X-Type Boot (Trunk) lid without keyfob.

Jaguar in their wisdom did not put an internal release for the Boot (Trunk) inside the car. If you are in the unfortunate position of locking your keys in the Boot (Trunk) here's how to get them back.

You will need to locate IP5 pin 16 on the General Electronic Control Module that sits RH side behind your instrument panel (UK Car) .
IP5 is the large brown 23 way connector that goes into the module.
Take this pin to ground then your boot will pop open.

Check out http://www.bluejag.co.uk for general infomation on Jaguar X type.

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trunk will not open fuel door will not open all fuses ok


You have listed the vehicle is a 1987 Jaguar XJ6. The trunk is not electronic and only unlocks with the key as well as both the gas doors. Any issues here then it is your key or the actual trunk latch. If you do have a 1988 model year then the trunk lock has 3 positions. locked all the time, unlocked all the time or the vertical position locks and unlocks with the vehicles drivers door lock. If the trunk button (paddle) is loose and moves but nothing happens then the inside rod has come loose and you will have to manually operate the latch by removing the license plate and taking a long screw driver through the lower plastic bungs. The fuel flap is a separate unite and does have a manual release but you need to open the trunk to get to it. If the fuel flap stays locked all the time then the actually filler neck module will need replacing.If you have a 1997 which has the electronic release button to open the trunk (95-2003) Then you will need to firstly lock all door and unlock the drivers door 2 times. Check the fuel flap is now released, if not then the fuel flap actuator located on the filler neck inside the trunk is bad. If the trunk does not open with the remote, inside car switch and trunk mounted switch then the passenger side trunk harness is broken. Open the trunk with the key and on the right(passenger) hinge there is a grey plastic cover, remove that cover and carefully peel back the wiring harness cover and you will find 1 or more broken wires. Once the wires are repaired then I recommend you zip tie them in place and retest the trunk release button.If this does not answer any of your questions please feel free to email mejpseuro@gmail.com

Jan 23, 2012 | 1987 Jaguar XJ6

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The 2005 Jag x will not release the trunk lock. If there I way to do that or get into the trunk?


Jaguar in their wisdom did not put an internal release for the Boot (Trunk) inside the car.

assuming the lock system is working :-

You will need to locate IP5 pin 16 on the General Electronic Control Module that sits RH side behind your instrument panel (UK Car) .
IP5 is the large brown 23 way connector that goes into the ECM module.
Take this pin to ground then your boot will pop open.

Check out http://www.bluejag.co.uk for general infomation on Jaguar X type.

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1. Open trunk
2. Place latch in lock position
3. Pull inside trunk release to see what isn't moving
4. If trunk key won't turn, the key may be worn out and need to be replaced

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this trunk is designed that there a position of the trunk lock that locks that inside handle,some car also use a lever at the latch to disable the inside trunk release,im 1 sure this car uses the trunk lock, take a look and see if you lock out the inside release. if the lock window where you put the key in is pointing at 3 or 9 oclock then its locked the inside release if its at 12 or 6 oclock then the inside release should work and then the cable may be bad, good luck.

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