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10 Best Car Trunk Storage Systems
Keeping your trunk organized will help utilize the space for optimal use. The Travel-Tek organizer has several compartments for a variety of items.
How Long Does a Trunk Latch Release Cable Last?
For most prospective car buyers, finding a vehicle that can offer them both comfort and convenience is a top concern. With all of the different accessories that modern cars come...
How Long Does a Trunk Striker Plate Last?
Most people use their trunk on a daily basis and never give a second thought to what it takes to make it function. A trunk is just like the front door...
How Long Does a Trunk Lock Cylinder Last?
A car has a variety of different safety features that will allow them to keep would be thieves at bay. Among the most beneficial of these safety features are the locks...
How Long Does a Trunk Light Bulb Last?
With all of the parts of a car, it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to keep up with everything. The lights that are on a car serve a variety...
How Long Does a Trunk Lift Support Shocks Last?
For most people, traveling is something that they do on a regular basis. There are a variety of things that are on a car that can help a person out...
How Long Does a Trunk Lock Actuator Last?
The trunk of a car is designed to transport anything that the driver has that will not fit in the cabin of the vehicle. There are a variety of different mechanisms...
Car Hacks That Will Change Your Life
Simplify your drive with these car hacks: use a shoe as a cupholder, put a stocking on a windshield wiper, and prevent door dings with pool noodles.
How to Adjust a Trunk Latch
Nothing is worse than having a trunk that does not work correctly - whether it doesn’t close, or must be tapped, or the latch button used...
What Does the Trunk Open Warning Light Mean?
The trunk open warning light indicates when your trunk is not properly closed. If you are unable to close it, the latch may need to be fixed.
How to Replace a Trunk Striker Plate
The trunk striker plates secures the lid when closed. It will need replacement if you hear rattling noises or see trunk warning lights on your dash.
How to Replace a Car Trunk Light Bulb
Car trunks are lit by a trunk light for both convenience and safety. Replacing a bad bulb is important for nighttime emergency roadside situations.
How to Replace a Trunk Lock Actuator
A car trunk is secured by a trunk lock that uses an electronic or mechanical lock actuator. A bad actuator prevents the lock from working properly.
How to Replace a Trunk Lock Cylinder
A car trunk is secured by a trunk lock, which works via a trunk lock cylinder. Replacing a bad cylinder is imperative to your vehicle’s security.
How to Lubricate Car Trunk Hinges
Car trunks can be noisy and hard to use if the hinges are dry or plugged with debris. Keep trunk hinges well lubricated so your car trunk works well.
How to Replace a Car Trunk Latch
Trunk latches open car trunks electronically and can wear out over time. Trunk latch replacement is necessary when the trunk won't lock or open.

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Tail gate won't release
Hey there. The rods connect to the center control handle using plastic clips and these clips or the handle breaks. You will need to have a mechanic remove the inner tailgate cover to gain access to the latch handle and...
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Automatic Trunk open/close feature not working but button lights up. I soldiered broken wires back together - reset?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time this is caused by a programming issue with the control module. It usually occurs if the module fails or if there is a loss of power. It can also occur if...
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Locking mechanisms malfunction - 2001 Mercedes Benz CL600
Hello. A few things I would look into are the battery and the central lock vacuum pump. A bad battery can cause all sorts of electrical malfunctions. If the battery checks out, I would then move on to making sure...
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My car wont start and my trunk won't open
Hi there. Your issue of your car not wanting to start sounds more like a dead battery and will need to be replaced. The reason for this is because of you not being able to operate your windows or even...
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If drain is clogged, could the water also get into the trunk?
Hey there. The sun roof system runs the full length of the interior of the vehicle under the roof interior panel. The drains for the sun roof are on each front corner of the roof system and run down each...
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Battery gets drained, recharging the battery
Hello, the best thing to do in your case is to install a battery shut off switch. However, you are indicating that your battery is perhaps not accessible enough for such a retrofit. And, of course, if you disconnect the...
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Cables that unlatch and unlock tailgate have rusted out, and I do not have a way to get into the trunk.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Most truck lock cylinders can only be accessed by removing the rear seats, the trunk cover and crawling inside the trunk or contacting a locksmith to unlock the trunk from the outside. As far...
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Is there any way to get the seats to fold down in a honda civic coupe lx without using the trunk? My trunk is jammed shut.
Unfortunately the lever to lower the seats is located in the trunk on this vehicle. You will need to get the trunk open in order to pull the lever to lower the seat down. If you are unable to get...
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I locked my keys in the trunk and the carn
Hello. If your keys are locked in the trunk then I would try to source a spare key to open the trunk. If you do not have a spark key you may have to call a professional locksmith to unlock...
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My trunk won't open with my remote keypad and the button in my car
Hello there, the trunk failing to work from the remote and fob is a common failure on your 2004 Mazda 6. The most likely cause of this is a lock actuator failure or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician...
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How can I access the rear trunk?
Hi and thanks for your question. The release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a "lock out" plate to prevent them from being released when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. Use a...
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Noise & vibration from the passenger tail light or trunk area.
Hi there. Check the taillight or the trunk to see if its loose. A vibration will occur on the taillight or trunk when they are loose. This happens easily when there is an amp in the vehicle or when the...
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I can't get into the trunk to replace the battery
Hi - You should have a positive jumper point inside the engine compartment. It is usually located on the passenger side toward the front. You can hook up a jump box or jumper cables here and get power to open...
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My trunk door is extremely heavy and will no longer stay suspended up in the air as it used to. What do I need to fix?
Your rear door is supported by two gas charged suspension struts one on each side that will loose their pressure over time. The two struts normally support and help lift the door for you then hold it open until you...
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Trunk won't close
Hi there. Usually when a trunk won't close, it's due to the trunk lock latch being damaged. This is something that can be replaced by a professional mechanic. However, before you decide to replace the trunk latch, you might want...
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My trunk light does not come on
The tests you have done so far pretty much tell the tale. If you are not receiving full voltage at the trunk light, then that voltage is being cut off somewhere. Where did you test the voltage from? If it...
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I don't have a key for the trunk and I would like to put in a new lock.
Hello. Replacing the trunk lock cylinder and key requires removing the trim on the inside of the trunk lid to access the cylinder. Once the trim or carpet on the trunk lid is removed, you can access the trunk lock...
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How can I get in my trunk through the back seat?
Hello. Accessing the trunk from the back seat will require removal of the seat and part of the side panel. If you have the owners manual, it will likely have more information on this. There are a set of screws...
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trunk light
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Just like your door, there is a switch that is controlled by the manual opening and closing of the trunk. When the trunk is opened, the switch closed the connection which allows voltage to run...
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trunk stays locked when opening up doors and trunk 1989 Mercedes 260E
Hi there - you have either a fault with the trunk lock actuator, or the vacuum line going to that actuator. MB uses vacuum actuators for door locks and other functions with your model year, and the vacuum line are...

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