Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you open the trunk without using the key or remote?

asked by on

How do you open the trunk without using the key or remote?

While you can definitely use the remote or the manual key to open your trunk, you can also open it from inside the vehicle. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Locate the trunk release button.

  2. Push the button. The trunk should unlatch.

  3. Open the trunk.

There’s also an emergency trunk release latch located inside the trunk itself. If someone is trapped in the trunk, simply pulling the emergency release will open the trunk.

Tip

There is a trunk cancel switch located in your glove box. Pressing this switch means that the trunk will only open with the key or with the remote. It will still open with the emergency release in the trunk, though.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: 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...

Q: How do I open the trunk with the Intelligent Access (IA) key?

The Intelligent Access (IA) key allows you to unlock your trunk without using the key. To open the trunk, make sure the IA key is on your person, then press the Exterior Liftgate Release button, which is located in the...

Q: 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....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...