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My key won't open the trunk.

The key turns freely in the trunk lock but it won't open?

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  • dewittdavid Jun 26, 2009

    rod? lock actuator? Is this something I can fix myself?

  • dewittdavid Jun 27, 2009

    I rebuilt an MGB one time but that was a '62 and these new cars baffle me. I can get in to the trunk with the trunk release inside the door so that's not a problem. Just an inconvenience sometimes. It's a 110 out now so I think I'll wait until later and see if I can at least get to the assembly and take a look at it. I'll probably have questions later, but thanks very much for now.

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Sounds like the rod is off of the lock actuator.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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    Eldric Venne Jun 27, 2009

    How mechanically inclined are you? If you have a way to get through the backseat and into the trunk, there is a release in the trunk, or it should have an electronic release somewhere. Either way you need to get the trunk open, and most likely replace the whole latch, but check to make sure what you need.

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The lock latch is held by a spring to be in Normal Close position. It it is in open position then there is 2 possible root causes: 1- The cable pulling the latch to open gets stuck. 2- The spring broken or out of its position. Hope this can help to fix it.

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