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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Q: 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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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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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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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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