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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.
B2108 OBD-II Trouble Code: Trunk Key Cylinder Switch Failure
B2108 trouble code means the trunk key cylinder switch has failed, often caused by faulty components in the key cylinder switch.
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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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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Trunk will not stay up
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of electrical issue related to the lift gate motor or circuit, or an issue with the lift gate struts. If the lift gate is...
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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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I sprayed insulation foam inside my truck because I have big speakers so I don't want my to rattle but I sprayed too much. Now the trunk will not open.
Hi there. The foam may have gotten onto the track area to the trunk hinges or resting area. Try to unlatch the trunk. If the trunk is able to unlock, then you will need to get a small cutting blade...
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Is there any way to fold down the rear seats while remaining in the car versus going to the trunk and pulling the seat release in
Hello, thank you for writing in. We all have been in a position where getting out of the car was a hassle. Unfortunately this is one of those situations where there is not much you can do to avoid it....
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My trunk won't shut due to break in attempt
The lock mechanism, and possibly the point of attachment, is probably distorted or otherwise broken. If it's a replaceable part(s), such as the striker plate, latch, and so forth, it is readily resolvable with either new or used OEM parts....
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Interior trunk release won't open trunk.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle uses an electric trunk release, and is likely having an electrical issue. There is a fuse to check and make sure it is good. After that you are in a position to...
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How do i fix the trunk release on a 2010 chevy aveo
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are three main components to be concerned with. Your handle for the trunk is likely manual, meaning it is connected to a cable that pulls a latch in the trunk. You are going...
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I opened my trunk by accident in the house with my keypad, can I lock it back using the keypad?
You cannot use the remote to close a trunk after you have opened it. You will need to close it manually.
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Able to get my trunk open, by crawling through the back, but the trunk release button (hold unlock button on door) still won't ope
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to determine is if there an issue with the latch, the switch, the key fob, or possibly the wiring. The best way to determine this is to test...
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Locked keys in trunk.
Hi there. You can use a slim jim tool or a coat hanger to open the driver door to get to a lever behind the driver seat to open the trunk. If your vehicle does not have a lever to...
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The trunk lid wont stay up by its self have to hold it up with my hand. Its a Oldsmobile alero 2004
You will need to replace both of the trunk lid support shocks. They will lose their gas charge over time and will no longer support the lid weight.
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I have an 01 Lexus ls430 the trunk indicator is on as if the trunk is open but it's completely closed. Any ideas?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Something is wrong with the sensor on the latch for the trunk. Scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes to see if anything comes up. You can check the wiring directly to the sensor and...
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Where is the release latch located in a 1994 Infiniti xv
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the release button on the key fob, the release button inside, and the key itself will not work, you are going to have to drill out the cylinder and replace it. A locksmith...
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Trunk slams closed
You have two hood support gas charged shock supports that when they are weak and low on charged gas will not support the trunk lid as it should. You need to replaced both sides.
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After I got a passenger window installed by Safelite all my doors and trunk keep rapidly locking and unlocking while there is power.
The wiring in the door could be shorted to the door or they may not be hooked up properly. If the wiring is good, then the BCM (Body Control Module) may need to be flashed (reprogrammed). If you need further...

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