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How much does Trunk Latch Release Cable Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet HHR $202 $54.93 $147.00 28% $280.68
2013 Hyundai Veloster $137 $53.25 $84.00 24% $182.25
2008 Pontiac Montana $86 $15.81 $70.00 30% $123.31
2011 BMW 750Li $144 $59.97 $84.00 23% $188.97
2011 Infiniti FX35 $137 $53.25 $84.00 24% $182.25
2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas $144 $59.97 $84.00 23% $188.97
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Trunk Latch Release Cable Replacement Service

What is the Trunk Latch Release Cable all about?

In some vehicles, the trunk latch release cable allows the driver to press a button from the cabin to open the trunk; in others, it is a mechanical lever inside the vehicle that the driver pulls. It operates similarly to the hood latch release system, but has the benefits of a secondary (and sometimes tertiary) opening system in case of trunk latch release cable failure. A mechanically-released trunk latch release cable runs from the lever to the latch inside your trunk. When the release is pulled, the cable pulls the trunk latch release to open the trunk. In a trunk release with an electric button, the cable runs from an electrical actuator to the trunk latch. If the cable breaks at any point, the in-cab trunk opening system won’t operate. Drivers will need to use their key to open the trunk (or the trunk latch release on their remote/key fob). If the cable becomes seized, the cable could get stuck in the open position, not allowing the trunk to latch closed.

Keep in mind:

  • It is difficult to verify the condition of the trunk latch release cable visually, as it is completely hidden.
  • The cable should last the lifetime of the vehicle, but it can be damaged by corrosion or excessive physical force.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle trunk is opened and any trim paneling is removed for easy access to the cable
  • The defective cable is removed from the latch and the interior
  • The new cable is installed and connected to the latch and control handle
  • The trim paneling is reinstalled
  • The trunk latch release system is tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

If the trunk latch release isn’t operable from the interior button/release, but the trunk opens by using the key, the release cable is likely broken or seized. Have one of our expert mechanics replace the trunk latch release cable.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Trunk Latch Release Cable?

  • Pressing the release button in the cabin does not open the trunk/release the latch
  • Trunk is only operable with the key
  • Trunk will not latch closed

How important is this service?

Because your trunk has more than one means of opening, replacing your trunk latch release cable is not a high priority. This is a convenience feature rather than one integral to safety or vehicle operation. Have the trunk release cable replaced at your convenience.

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YourMechanic Trunk Latch Release Cable Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.5/5

Number of Reviews

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Oliver

10 years of experience
30 reviews
Oliver
10 years of experience
very professional
1995 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE - TRUNK LATCH RELEASE CABLE - VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

Kurt

35 years of experience
23 reviews
Kurt
35 years of experience
Communicated well- in advance of appointment. Kept me apprised when he had problem getting parts from Toyota. Fixed the car efficiently. Good job. I will want to use him again.
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY - TRUNK LATCH RELEASE CABLE - DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

Eric

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
This is my first experience with a mobile mechanic. Eric was on-time, actually ahead of schedule, pleasant and polite. Will certainly recommend this service to my family and friends.
1999 TOYOTA SIENNA - TRUNK LATCH RELEASE CABLE - SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

Scott

31 years of experience
206 reviews
Scott
31 years of experience
Scott showed up on time and replaced my cable expertly.
2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - TRUNK LATCH RELEASE CABLE - DENVER, COLORADO

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