Try sticking you finger or screw driver into the jaws of the latch, hit the button or use the key and pull your finger THRU the latch so the jaws open... happens to the latch on my glove box all the time!!!!
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truck? you ment TRUNK.
some latches can be closed, with open door or trunk.
what you do is trip it.
look at lock and fiddly parts and it goes click..
look at the latch, is the actual latch close with open trunk. yes, BINGO
The cable is probably broken and not connected to the latch. There are two latches, a primary which the cable is connected, and the secondary or safety. You'll have to try to access the latch from under the car going up between the bumper and the radiator. You may need a body shop to do it.
Raise hood,have some one go pull hood latch and you look at latch and see if it releases,if it doesn't then cable may need replacing,I would'nt completely shut hood cause you may not get back open,also check hood latches bolts and latch for something bent or broken.
When you pull the trunk handle back towards yourself to open the trunk, it may be sticking in that position, so give the handle a tap to pop it back into its original position. Then shut the trunk and see if it has latched.
Two things happen. One the latch is already latched and therefore it's closed before the gate shut, When you try to close it you might notice that the door don't close all the way. This doe'snt have to be thwe case. the other thing that happens if the lock mechanism is working, You here it click? The latch is stuck as the opener is stuck. You might get lucky and spray the latch with Blaster or other rust buster type penatrant. Theres angles though the opening of the latch . Spray on several angles and repleatly close the door trying to vibrate the Penatrant into the stuck area. Looking at the latch use a screw driver to move the latch and see if you can cycle it though it's positions to see if you can latch and unlatch it with the tool and reopen by pullung the handle ( you may need to try ther inside handle too and even the remote openner if you have one. Ussaaaly you need to push the button twice to open the rear hatch so it may take a few trys and spraying to get it to come loose.. Some vehicals stay closed a long time and stuck is the way to think.. But if the door is used often the linkage inside the door mayh have come off the the latch is closed and the linkage doesn't open the laTCH AND THE THING MANAGED TO GET CLOSED WITHT THE DOOR OPEN.
The latch needs to be greased or it is out of align. Was it ever shut with something in it? Like a jacket? Then it could be the latch bent a little bit. It kinda works like scissor action. While lid open. Work the latch open and closed see if it works freely. And look for freshly scraped off paint on it and latch on car. It will show you where it is rubbing when it didnt used to be. Just adjust it opposite way.
thats pretty common in a Ford,spray wd40 into the latch on both doors and open and close them a few times and the lights should go off.Just to fill you in,my old work truck was a 99 f-350 and that happened to that truck,and it took me a while to figure it out,the dome light switch is in the latch.After you try spraying with wd40,you will have to lubricate the latches,so buy some GRAFITE lock lubricant which is a powder and squirt some on each latch,should be good for a long while.
check the latch assy and and make sure the jaws are open. sometimes they get closed by accident. if this happens, have somone push the electric opener button if you have that feature,and push the jaws open manually with your fingers. that should do it