Question about 1998 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

98 Ford Taurus ignition key starts car but won't manually open trunk

...However, the electric push-button opens it dependably.

Posted by on

  • MrHudnall
    MrHudnall Apr 22, 2014

    if you open the trunk you should see on the bottom side of the trunk lid the latch on the back side of the lach you'll see a black plasitc circle with a slot just big enough for a screw driver. insert screw driver and turn. it will only go so far, and it should fix it.

  • Eric Randall
    Eric Randall Apr 23, 2014

    Thanks, I'll try that today!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

I'm guessing you bought the car used this happened to me and it was because the trunk had been replaced from a wreck and thus ended up being keyed different A locksmith can make you a new key otherwise its a pain Cuz if the battery goes dead you can't open it

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. The owner (my father) said he bought the 'fleet car' used. However, he also added that his ignition key has worked to manually open the trunk for years with no problem until now. I guess this is new added info which makes your potential fix N/A for now. I'm going to try WD-40 today in case it's a weather issue (it's not in a garage)."

  • Julie Duff-Ireland
    Julie Duff-Ireland Apr 23, 2014

    I'm guessing you bought the car used this happened to me and it was because the trunk had been replaced from a wreck and thus ended up being keyed different A locksmith can make you a new key otherwise its a pain Cuz if the battery goes dead you can't open it

×

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: trunk does not open using dash button or button on

Check your fuse box, look on the diagram and locate the fuse (10 amp most likely) for the auto trunk. The clicking is the relay, it also operates the keylees entry for the doors.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

  • 2309 Answers

SOURCE: We have a 95 ford

yu are going to have to remove the rear seat and try to get in that way

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

  • 50 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 2008 Ford

Most times there is a button near the fuel door button. If there's not one check in the glove box foor a button.

Posted on Jun 01, 2011

  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: trunk won't open

you will probley have to take the plastic off from inside of the vechile and try and get the rope out thataway

Posted on Jul 29, 2012

skychief2001
  • 21873 Answers

SOURCE: trunk

Had a question about this yestrerday, they had a blanket caught in the hatch.
If you can not get the latch to release from the outside, you may have to take the panel off on the inside and try to unbolt the latch.

Posted on Jul 29, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a 98 Taurus a day I want to have my door open and listen to the radio without the door chime going good off and my key still in the ignition


When you open the door down towards the bottom is a black push button when the door is open the chime sounds you can push it in and tape it

Oct 16, 2016 | 1998 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

Battery dead. how can I get trunk open.


You can't unless it has a key hole. If you put jump leads on the battery or connect a battery charger it will open straight away.

May 01, 2016 | 2008 Ford Taurus SEL

1 Answer

Where is the switch or button to open the fuel door


Depending on the vehicle it may not have one, try pushing the gas door to see if it opens

Nov 09, 2015 | 1986 Chevrolet Corvette

1 Answer

This car has a button to open the trunk inside the glove compartment. That button is not working, i just hear a clicking sound. What should i do?


Have helper push button as you try to lift trunk open. I may just be weatherstrip is sticking. Use silicone spray lube on rubber to stop this. If latch has failed may be harder. Does the trunk have a key hole? Often when electric latch has failed you can turn key, then push button or other release mechanism and then turn key further for manual release (some cars--not all).

Jul 16, 2015 | 1998 Toyota Avalon

1 Answer

Cenral locking won open the tailgate fuse 1 ok


It normally DOES NOT Unlock with the Door Unlock. Depending on the Year/Make/Model. Some have a Separate Button, Some you have to Push 2 QUICK Unlocks for it to work, then there is one I ran into that you had to push it 3 times (I though that was odd).

One Quick Push = Drivers Doot
Two Quick Pushes = All Doors
Three Quick Pushes = Trunk

Apr 18, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Does anyone know how to clear error codes for a honda es6500 generator


Depending on generator the error code is a wrong set governor, or a GFI on the electric side of unit. Push the reset button on the GFI an that should clear it. If not you will need a dealer.

Jan 27, 2015 | Honda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Can't open truck


Trunk opener is electric. Try using key. Also, if electric OK, then push small button on back of trunk.

Apr 03, 2014 | 1998 Jaguar XJ8L

1 Answer

Should the engine run when i start my hybrib


The engine is always started and it runs, until warmed-up. After that, depending on accelerator position, road speed, and battery charge, electric mode can be entered. This will usually occur when (lightly) re-applying pressure on the accelerator, after having relieved pressure.

Jan 12, 2013 | 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

1 Answer

'91 LS400, trunk will not open. key will not turn, electric latch switch clicks but won't open. valet lock in open position. Tried 1) disconnect battery, reconnect battery, use switch, push down on...


If you hear the sound of the electric latch switch, then it's working but stuck somehow. Just put the key in the switch and turn it to the right and then pull up the trunk or ask someone to help you. it will open. I tried it today and it opened with me. It was stuck from inside by some kind of a broken plastic pieces. Just removed it and now it's working fine. good luck

May 26, 2011 | 1991 Lexus LS 400

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Taurus Logo

139 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...