I have a relatively new-to-me Toyota corolla that I thought had a broken trunk release. Is there some other way to make the trunk release button inoperable or unavailable? It happens every time when the trunk is opened under the same conditions and sometimes when the car is level. It appears that the pneumatics do not have enough strength to hold up the trunk lid on other than a flat surface. Saved lots of futile effort and worry over it being a much worse problem than it was. Dealer will not order new ignition lock until I have it towed in. The trunk will not open from the lever under the driver seat. Also, is it possible for you to post a slightly higher resolution image of the wiring diagram? Sarah in Omaha Sept 2018 Thank you so, so much! My wife suffers from headaches due to that incedent.
The question then becomes how do you know if it's the valet key. Tried silicone lube on the lock internals not the lock cylinder and key got easy to move from vertical to horizontal. After that the bottom liner piece pulls away and you can see the latch. I had resigned myself to a life of opening the trunk with the remote open which still works in 'valet mode'. The failure occurred in 100 degrees temperature.
Hi every one ,my trunk doesn't lock. I filed a 48 page brief objecting to the us court recent Toyota economic loss lawsuit. I could remove and reinsert the key just fine, but it wouldn't turn at all. The vehicle came equipped with a key that will not open the trunk. Do not break the pins.
The contact stated that the trunk strut failed to keep the trunk open due to it being fractured. She was leaning into the truck when the truck came crashing down on her head. It is easily fixable if you know what you are doing, if not your local mechanic should be able to assist. In the event of sudden braking or a collision, they are susceptible to death or serious injury. Then I grabbed the cable used to latch the seat and I pulled forward, i. Bought car at same dealer.
This can happen due to the mechanism of the latch becoming corroded by the moisture. It had been maybe three years? 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. Contacted Toyota, less than helpful. This also worked for me. Fold forward the back seat and get into the trunk and use the lever in the latch of the trunck to open it. Thanks so very much for posting this information.
Thanks again for your help, Jim. Had my glasses shattered I would probably received more severe injuries. David got into the driver's seat of the above described 2002 Toyota Camry, which was parked on our driveway. We took it back to the Toyota dealer and they said this is the first time they have heard of this and there is nothing they can do about it. Thanks for your help, Jim Jack, I've carefully studied the fuse charts in the owner's manual and cannot figure out which fuse controls the trunk release. I can prove that the sua incident was caused by a defect in the firmware software in the electronic control module within the Camry. I had been shopping and opened and close the trunk lid several times.
The vehicle was then taken to the dealer who stated that Toyota had chronic failures with the vehicles and that the rod assemblies needed to be replaced. The lever will continue to glow for some time after the trunk lid is closed. Obviously the trunk lid needs a tighter spring. None of the shops we have taken it to can tell us what the problem is. When I opened the trunk to unload it and released the trunk lid it came down and hit me in the head. This resulted in my head hitting the trunk lid a causing a cut to my head and a mild concussion.
This repair procedure is tricky and whom ever gets the job has to remove the rear seats to get into the trunk to get the trunk open. This has not been repaired yet. Made several attempts to take care of this problem with the corporation, but they will not help. Like others said, a little on the key and in the lock, just wiggle the key and it turned back to vertical. Had this in my previous 2003 and 2008 Corollas. Thanks for convincing me to persevere! Locks seem to be a weak point on this model Toyota.
For example, could there be a separate fuse just for that button? You can try to glue the pieces back, but note that the piece broke due to age. It missed my glasses by an eighth of an inch but knocked them off. My trunk wasn't stuck, but no one could figure out how to lock the trunk from someone like the guy who has your car all day for service and your camera equipmet is in the trunk. What I thought was my spare key ended up being the true master key. My 2006 camry trunk latch is not working. This was at about 8pm.