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We bought a used car with astrostart and the start option worked the first time I tried it on the lot, but won't work now...everything else works (i.e. trunk release, door lock and unlock, panic button) but when it tries to start it just lights up and doesn't even seem to try to start the car.

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SOURCE: trunk release not working

It could probably use some penetrating lubricant once opened; don't use WD-40 as its properties are great for penetrating but not for long. There are a number of products, most available at auto parts stores or the chain hardware stores that have more durable lubricating properties.
Now, place one hand firmly on the trunk and 'bounce' the trunk lid while you try turning the key. It may take a few minutes until you hit it just right but I have never failed to open a stubborn trunk or hatch this way.
If it still doesn't open, you may have been lightly hit in the rear of the car (in a parking lot for example) that has minutely distorted the sheet metal where the stationary latch is mounted. In this case, you may have to hammer (with the side of your fist) the area below the lip of the trunk while trying to turn the key.

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10 year old remotes go bad often, especially due to moisture retention.

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Aparrently you have to reset the remote, I have the same problem and a trying to figure out how to reset it.

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SOURCE: Inside trunk release won't open

1. Open trunk
2. Place latch in lock position
3. Pull inside trunk release to see what isn't moving
4. If trunk key won't turn, the key may be worn out and need to be replaced

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Check to make sure the button on the trunk latch is turned from manual unlock...they made that feature so only the key will work to open the trunk that way if someone breaks in the front of your car they can't hit the trunk release and get into the trunk...may be the same thing for your remote. Hope that helps.

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