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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
2013 Honda Pilot $123 $53.25 $69.99 23% $160.75
2007 Volvo S80 $139 $54.93 $83.98 24% $183.93
2011 Ford Fusion $130 $59.94 $69.99 22% $167.44
2013 Lincoln MKX $144 $59.97 $83.98 23% $188.97
2010 BMW Z4 $144 $59.97 $83.98 23% $188.97
2015 Audi S7 $130 $59.97 $69.99 22% $167.47

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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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Number of Reviews

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Eric

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
Oliver

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
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Great job
2007 TOYOTA SEQUOIA - TRUNK LATCH RELEASE CABLE - TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA
Steven

Steven

7 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
7 years of experience
Steven was on-time arrived at the appointment. He is very knowledgeable in regard to performing his job. He is pleasant to work with and I will use him again in the near future.
2011 TOYOTA CAMRY - TRUNK LATCH RELEASE CABLE - FONTANA, CALIFORNIA

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