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How much does Trunk Lock Actuator Replacement cost in Silver Spring?

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

Trunk Lock Actuator Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Malibu$315$219.88$94.993%$327.38
2011 Honda Fit$324$229.44$94.993%$336.94
2011 Buick Lucerne$373$258.70$113.983%$387.70
2010 Audi A6 Quattro$251$156.24$94.994%$263.74
2009 Audi A4 Quattro$317$222.48$94.993%$329.98
2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG$307$212.17$94.993%$319.67

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 Silver Spring

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Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
He was a on time and helped me thru what we needed to repair the farm. He fixed the car and I appreciate his help . Will call him in the future .

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.

Bryan

2 years of experience
117 reviews
Bryan
2 years of experience
Great service

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.

Brandon

5 years of experience
40 reviews
Brandon
5 years of experience
Brandon did a great job getting my brother's trunk lock actuator installed and fixing the issue. Highly recommend. Will use again for services.

Lucas

21 years of experience
893 reviews
Lucas
21 years of experience
Lucas did an awesome job replacing my car's power steering return hose and fixed the trunk locking mechanism by replacing the actuator. Once again he arrived on time and worked on my car with great care and attention to detail. This guy is a professional and an expert auto mechanic. He knows everything there is to know about car repair and maintenance and he performs the job extremely well. Thank you Lucas once again for a job well done!

Trung

12 years of experience
412 reviews
Trung
12 years of experience
Very professional, knows his business, absolutely trustworthy, easy going, Trung can fix my car anytime!!!

Brian

23 years of experience
690 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Brian was personable, worked quick, and explained everything. Awesome guy! Thanks

Zachary

9 years of experience
43 reviews
Zachary
9 years of experience
Excellent work, quick service

Alexander

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Alexander
6 years of experience
Alexander was very knowledgeable and gentle with our car. He provided me with some education, which I was thankful for. I would highly recommend Alexander as a mechanic. He displayed great love of his job!!

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