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Trunk won't lock.

There is no problem with the trunk release switch. The trunk simply won't latch when we try to close it.

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Try oiling the latch

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SOURCE: Lexus trunk locked - No key

you can take out the back seat ..that way you can get at the release lever........

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: keys locked in trunk - trunk release inside car

Older style cars did not always have remote trunk release. Call dealer ask if remote trunk release equipped. Rear seat can be removed but, trunk access is not guarantied. Recommend getting a replacement key made with vin and title.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The trunk latch inside the car will not open the trunk.

hi there either the wire that runs down under the carpet through to the boot latch is not tight enough or has snapped or it is not connect to the latch in the boot and has come off it should have a liitle bull bearing at the boot end and will click on to the latch at the top of the boot where the latch is

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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Phase 1: First check the fuse - once you know that's OK, then proceed to phase 2 (below).
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Phase 3: Replace the Problem part.

Your failed part may be either (1) Trunk Release Relay, or (2) Trunk Lock Release Switch

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