Question about 2005 Toyota Corolla
Trunk wont open with key or latch
Hi Kathleen lets try with a spare key to unlock trunk if that fails try with any key and a little WD 40. If none of these suggestions work then I'm gonna say that the rod that connects the key to the latch is disconnected or damaged. Gonna require pulling down rear seats using a flashlight, pulling down carpet that is in center of trunk above the latch and remove either 2 or 3 (amount)10 or 8mm (size)bolts that holds latch to inside of trunklid . Once removed the latch will stay on the lock hoop and the trunk should open. Afterwards you have to inspect the trunk lid to determine whether the clip that hold the rod is damaged and needs replacement. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
THERE MAY BE A ROD THAT GOES FROM THE KEY TO THE LATCH, IF THAT HAS DROPPED OFF ON ONE END YOU CAN TURN THE KEY ALL YOU LIKE BUT IT WILL NOT OPEN THE TRUNK.
UNDO THE BOLTS HOLDING THE LATCH IN PLACE AND OPEN THE TRUNK, IF THE TRUNK LID HAS LINING ON THE INSIDE IT WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE KEY AREA FOR INSPECTION AND REPAIR.
HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
SOURCE: cant open the trunk
try having someone pull up on the trunk lid while pulling the lever or using the key. sounds like something may have jammed in the lock or the lock striker. this actually happens quite often.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
I have the same problem. I've found that if you push down on the trunk lid very firmly eventually the latch settles in and will open with the pull lever next to the drivers seat. I usually pull up and push down to mimic the closing motion in a firm manner and after a few tries this allows me to open it up. Consequently, I've begun to close the trunk lid with some force, slam it if you will, and this seems to prevent this from happening. I've lubed the latch with no success either. Just a Band Aid solution, not an actual fix.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
its sad to say that you will do something difficult, remove your backseat and make an access to get you go inside, be carefull and dont forget to bring light, take a look on the linkage from the lock position if it is still there, pull it, f its not on the position see the linkage of trunk striker, turn in on the way that you can open your trunk
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
if the key turns the trunk lock then inside the trunk one or both rods could have jarred loose from the key lock. this is not likely due to the button still opens it. If it does not turn try squirting a break free lube into the key lock and wait for 10 minutes or so. put the key in and out 10 times or so to break the tumblers free then try to turn. as far as it falling back down sounds like the shocks for the trunk lid are worn out. you can probably order new ones at a local auto parts store
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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