Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you open the trunk in a 2012 Honda Civic?

asked by on

How do you open the trunk?

Opening and closing your trunk is probably one of the simplest things you’ll do in your car, but there are a few things that you should know about the process.

  1. You can open the trunk with either the trunk release switch located on the driver front floorboard or with the key and the trunk lock.

  2. Use the trunk lock behind the release on the driver side floorboard to lock the trunk and prevent anyone from opening it.

  3. Use the trunk button on the master remote to open the trunk from outside or from a distance away from the car.

  4. Use the emergency trunk release switch inside the trunk (anyone trapped inside the trunk can pull this switch and open the trunk lid).

Tips

  • Don’t drive with your trunk open unless absolutely necessary, as it can allow toxic carbon monoxide from the exhaust into the car.

  • The valet key does not work the trunk lock (either the one in the floorboard or the one on the trunk itself).

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driver's door locking intermittently

Hello. If the door is locking all by itself and the other locks do not do so then you have a short in the locking circuit. Most of the time the problem is in the door itself. It is caused...

Q: Keyless start problem

Hello there. This is not uncommon at all. The most likely causes would be the start button, ignition switch, starter, battery, or a wiring issue. Since this is an intermittent issue, your best bet is to try and have it...

Q: IMA light on

The IMA module would need to be tested to see if code P0A7F is in system. If it is, then the IMA module may need to be reprogrammed. Code P0A7F is most typically related to a battery issue in hybrid...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...