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How much does Trunk Lock Actuator Replacement cost in Foothill Ranch?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Foothill Ranch. Our mechanics in Foothill Ranch 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 in Foothill Ranch.

Trunk Lock Actuator Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Subaru Impreza$304$209.07$94.993%$316.57
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport$409$314.29$94.992%$421.79
2014 Toyota Matrix$392$296.98$94.993%$404.48
2010 Audi A3$266$170.57$94.994%$278.07
2008 Mercedes-Benz E320$273$178.41$94.994%$285.91
2015 Porsche Cayenne$411$316.18$94.992%$423.68

Trunk Lock Actuator Replacement Service

What is the Trunk Lock Actuator all about?

The trunk or hatch on your vehicle is designed to store or transport your belongings safely. It is locked with a keyed lock cylinder, and if your vehicle is equipped with a power trunk release button, there is a trunk lock actuator mounted to the keyed lock cylinder. When entry to the trunk is requested through electrical input, either by a trunk release button inside the car or by pressing the trunk release button on a key fob, the trunk lock actuator releases the trunk latch in the same way turning a key in the lock cylinder would. When the trunk lock actuator fails or is too weak to release the trunk latch, you may not be able to access your belongings in the trunk without using the key in the lock cylinder.

Keep in mind:

  • The trunk actuator can usually be activated by button or remote control. If one doesn’t work, try the other to see if the problem is with the actuator or the control method.
  • If the power trunk lock actuator doesn’t function, a manual trunk lock cylinder can be used to access your belongings in the trunk.
  • In some vehicles, a valet switch in the glove box will turn off the power trunk release. If the trunk lock release doesn’t work, check to make sure the valet switch is not engaged.
  • A wiring problem or burnt fuse may mimic the symptoms of a failed trunk lock actuator. Have one of our expert mechanics check the system to determine the exact cause of failure.

How it's done:

  • The trunk lock actuator is verified to be broken
  • The inside trunk trim panel trunk is removed and the broken lock actuator is removed
  • The new trunk lock actuator is installed
  • The trunk lock actuator is tested for proper operation and the inside trim panels are reinstalled
  • The trunk lid is opened and closed to check the latch and lock actuator operation

Our recommendation:

If the key still turns in the lock cylinder but the trunk will not open with either the trunk release button inside the car or on your key fob, you may need to replace the trunk lock actuator.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Trunk Lock Actuator?

  • Power trunk release will not function but the manual trunk lock cylinder operates
  • Power trunk lock button and remote key fob release buttons don’t work
  • Audible click at the trunk lock when the release button is pressed but the trunk doesn’t open

How important is this service?

The trunk lock actuator is part of a convenient power trunk release system. If it doesn’t operate as designed, you’ll have to open the trunk through the manual key lock cylinder instead. You can replace it at your convenience.


Recent Trunk Lock Actuator Replacement reviews in Foothill Ranch

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Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Excellent

Pardeep

21 years of experience
1098 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Great mechanic. Difenately knew what he was doing. Would call him again.

Attila

19 years of experience
928 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Attila was very professional knowledgeable quick and explained everything he was doing as it was being done and was showing the old part removed and new part installed. He wasn’t trying to fast talk me or talk down to me because I am a female. Thank you again Attila.

Stefan

17 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
17 years of experience
Second time I used this service and I had Stefan both time. He did an excellent job and fixed my trunk lock.

Breck

20 years of experience
681 reviews
Breck
20 years of experience
I have used Breck for several years, and he always fixes the problem professionally.

Chris

22 years of experience
2241 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chris did a great job overcoming a number of difficulties that were beyond his control in accessing the broken Trunk Lock Actuator. He was efficient in his work, but was extra careful in avoiding breaking plastic covering on the Trunk Hatch. Total time taken, including documentation and writeup for the work (and taking into account the difficulties encountered) was 45 minutes (Mercedes had quoted 2.5 hrs of labor to me in their estimate) and therefore a substantial savings.

Artem

12 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
12 years of experience
Art was quick and helpful

Juan

9 years of experience
320 reviews
Juan
9 years of experience
Juan was able to fix my back lift gate quickly and it works great

Brett

10 years of experience
197 reviews
Brett
10 years of experience
Brett M. was AWESOME! He was originally just supposed to replace my trunk actuator, but he also spent a long time inspecting my engine to identify where my coolant leak was located. Once he examined the engine he found a small oil leak as well. He then went above and beyond to remedy all three problems. The entire time he explained to me what was going on and made it a point to show me what the problems were and how to fix them the right way. Brett is the MOST TRUSTWORTHY mechanic I've ever met. He's extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and informative. I will strongly recommend him to all my friends and family.

Matthew

33 years of experience
1240 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Matthew was awesome…quick, thorough and knowledgeable.

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