Question about 2004 Lexus IS 300
Check the trunk release switch.. maybe it is not working anymore and needs to be replaced.
Posted on Feb 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is a valet switch which prevents this check the glovebox or the panel that opens with the adjustment controls not sure of your model year has all this but if it does you would know where it is
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
If its lock it wont operate unless you unlock it. To do that you need the master key. The valet key wont unlock it.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Hi, try loosening the catch on the trunk lid but do not remove it and the lock mechanism, close the trunk lid but not fully, then pull the backseats down and climb into the trunk. Adjust the lock and latch until they meet up and lock together ( This will take some time and patience is essential). Fasten the Catch and Lock back up. Then retry opening and closing, if it still doesnt fit just do the same again, just needs a bit of adjustment.
hope this helps. jonno
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
1. I presume your button on the dash (which opens the trunk) is not working. You could take that button out of the dash panel and manually activate the circuit by using the wires themselves.
2. If the "valet" key doesn't fit the trunk lock, see if the keys are visible through the center back seat access 'hole', make a wire hook attached to a broom handle, etc. and try to catch the ring the key is on. If the view is blocked by other things you can't move, figure out at way to move things in the trunk so you can get something to reach the key(s). Do you have other metal keys on the same keyring? If so, use a magnet to grab the whole set.
3. Have you considered taking out the rear seat? Do the bottom seat cushion first, then the back.
4. By now you have hopefully already gotten your keys back out of the trunk, but if not I hope one of these suggestions works. MW
Posted on May 12, 2009
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