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Key and latch pull donot work on my truck lock how can i open trunk

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You can try to get inside the trunk by removing the passenger seats.From inside there should be the lock mechanism.Usually there is a way to open the trunk from inside(for safety reasons so noone will lock himself in to the trunk).

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If that does not work, try the opposite force (ie. pulling upward on the trunk lid) and doing the same. If bad enough, this may take a while, with effort. But be careful NOT to break off your key in the lock cylinder.

If this fails, try accessing the trunk from the rear seat (even removing it). You may even see the culprit from there as the material will be stuck, requiring firm pulling to get it out of that latch.

If, when you finally do get the trunk open, if it turns out it was NOT an obstruction, your lock mechanism may just be bound up. To free it spray liberally with penetrating oil such as PB Blaster. Allow to soak a bit, then repeatedly rotate the lock with the key. It will soon work like new!

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Has the key been giving you trouble opening the trunk before, or was this something that suddenly stopped working? Same question concerning the trunk release. If this has been going on for a while (getting worse gradually), try spraying something like wd-40 in the lock, then try the key. The trunk release cable stretches out w/ age and will stop working. If you can get vice grips to grab firmly on the cable, not the release knob, you can pull it out farther than just pulling the knob/lever, it should open. If this doesn't work you can remove the back seat, look to see if something was closed in the latch (a shirt, coat, etc, that might jam the latch)countrycurt0

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I have a corolla 2003 and I had the same problem. I turned the key to the left and the lock turned left, engaging the valet parking mechanism. I could not turn the key to the right and could not get access to the trunk because the lever next to the driver seat was disengaged.
The way I solved this problem is as follow:on the back driver seat I pulled the back seat forward to leave an opening and snick my arm in the trunck. Then I grabbed the cable used to latch the seat and I pulled forward, i.e. toward the front of the car. The cable is connectred to the trunck so that it can be disconnected easily if pulled towards the front. If you pull towards the back it will remain attached to the trunck. So grab the cable an pull towards the front, and it will release itself. Since the cable is flexible, you can pull it out of the trunk from the same the opening you put your arm, and then disenagage the driver back seat. Fold forward the back seat and get into the trunk and use the lever in the latch of the trunck to open it. The turnk will open.

If the lock does not turn, you need to disconnect the lock from the mechanism, so that the driver seat lever can start working again. To do this, and with the trunk open, remove the cover holded by nine plastic pins. Do not break the pins. After removing the cover, you will see the lock holded by two nuts. Remove the nuts with a rachet. The lock will be loose, and disconnect the lever that connects the lock to the latch. At this point the driver seat lever will start working again. Close the trunk and verify that the driver seat lever opens the trunk. Now you can open and close the trunk , and have time to call the dealer for a new lock.
Good luck.

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