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1999 xj jaguar trunk not opening

Hi i just bought this car yesterday and the trunk did open the first time i opened it but now it is not opening with the remote or by the key can you please tell me how i can get it open or why it is doing this or can we open it by taking the back seat out if not i don't want to go thought all of that if i can not get in by removing the seat please can some one help me figure this out please

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  • ilovtigers4e Jan 13, 2009

    no becuaes i ask now to get into the trunk when the key, botton on dash, and remote or no working yes you say it could be that harness but the key should still work if it was that so no it does not help me but i want to thank you very much for tring

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    flat battery can not get in to boot?

  • Damian Lyman May 11, 2010

    Is the locking mechanisim froze try some lock deicer

    can you hear it clicking when you use the remote?



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Wether it is an xk or xj, you cannot get to the trunk by removing the back seat, the gas tank is in the way.
Where the badge/decal is that says either XJ8 or XK8 there is a key hole in the badge so you can open the trunk.
The most common problem with the auto trunk opening is the actual harness in the right far corner of the trunk, the wires are not long enough and become stressed and eventually fracture causing an open circuit and no power to the remote opening.
Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • John-Paul Toor Feb 13, 2009

    The key wont go in the trunk because it has never been used and the dust flap in the key hole is stuck, you can use a tiny screw drive to poke the flap to release it and then use the key.

    Perhaps be more clear next time, and opening the trunk with the key does not fix the remote opening problem, unless you put it in valet mode. So it wasn't innapropriate.



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