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Need to manually open trunk

I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Some time ago my central lock/electical system started failing.  Because of this, I can't open/unlock my trunk the electrical way.  I have a taillight that needs to be replaced.  My inspection is past due.  I can't replace the taillight without opening the trunk, which I can't seem to find a manual method to do so.
Is there a manual way that I can open this trunk so I can get my light fixed?  I looked for a keyhole and tried opening from the inside but had no luck at all.  Any help here would be greatly appreciated.  I'm driving around risking getting several tickets right now but can't seem to do anything about it!  Thanks again.

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Do the power window buttons and lock/unlock buttons work on your drivers door? If not you probably have a broken wire in the black boot going from the chassis to the drivers door. Pull the boot back from the door and you'll find a wire broken. Add a piece of wire and solder back together and wrap in black tape or heatshrink and replace boot. Then your unlock button should open rear hatch. Hope this is your problem because it is an easy fix.

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    Do the power window buttons and lock/unlock buttons work on your drivers door? If not you probably have a broken wire in the black boot going from the chassis to the drivers door. Pull the boot back from the door and you'll find a wire broken. Add a piece of wire and solder back together and wrap in black tape or heatshrink and replace boot. Then your unlock button should open rear hatch. Hope this is your problem because it is an easy fix.

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