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I locked my keys in the trunk and when the tow truck driver opened the car door, it activated the security alarm. The trunk release under the arm rest doesn't work. Any suggestions as to how I can get the trunk open.

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Hello,

It would help if you listed what kind of car you have. SOME cars you can get into the trunk by taking the back seat out and with long extensions, remove the latch.

Good luck!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

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