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My trunk is locked shut,cannot open it. key will not open. latch on side of front door will not open it. is there a way for me to open the trunk?

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The only way to unlock the trunk without damage to the lock is to fold the back seat down or remove it if folding is not an option. crawl inside the trunk and pull the safety release handle. it is usually a glow in the dark t-handle hanging by a small cord. it is there in case someone is locked in the trunk and glow in the dark for when you dont have light to look for it. this will release the trunk latch so you can open the trunk and make repairs if necessary.

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

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    Law Man Jan 29, 2014

    While the above is relevant on some models of Kia\'s , it was not on mine(2006 Kia Spectra). My rear seats only folded down via the trunk. This is what i did. I needed to remove the seat cushion that is between the door jam and the Back seat rest. After which you can reach behind the seat and pull the release cable to fold down the rear back seat rest. Before you can remove the seat cushion between the door jam and the back seat rest, you must remove the butt seat rest. Than there is only 1 screw on the bottom of the door jam seat cushion. After said screw is removed slide the cushion up as it is latched on and it should detach easily.

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For some stupid reason Chrysler put a switch in the trunk that if tripped prevents it from being opened. You'll need to get into the trunk through the back seat. On the latch there is a small white switch. You need to move it to the unlock position. If you can find emergency release in the trunk that will open it and you can find the switch from the outside.

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