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Trunk does not open with key or remote, is there ome emergency switch or latch to get it open. 2003 impala.

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Nope. You'll have to take out the back seat and see if you can get to the release mechanism and trip it manually. Seems odd that neither the key OR the remote will work.
Does the remote lock/unlock the doors O.K.?
Does the key turn at all?
Did this just start all at once?

Posted on Feb 02, 2010


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