For starters, don’t do what the people in the picture did…that is no way to unlock your trunk!
Trunks are one of the simpler vehicle mechanisms, but they could malfunction just like any other mechanical component.  Sometimes your trunk will not lock, though other times, it will not even start.  

If the trunk of the car is not opening, then there are some reasons. Let’s have a look at these;

Locked Keys inside Trunk

The first issue is very simple, and it is one that most locksmiths deal with fairly often.  If you think you did not do that, I wish to guarantee you that you will not.   

Some motorists make the mistake of devoting their keys in their car trunk, which frequently leaves them locked from the entire car.   

It only takes a split-second that you lock your keys in the back and find yourself saying, ‘my trunk will not start.’  Some relatively easy solutions may be explored to resolve this issue, but not all are certain to get the job done.  

Broken handle

The handle is what allows your trunk to close—the latch in your trunk functions just like the latch in your doorway or seatbelt.  There is a linking unit on the back and the automobile’s frame, and if you close the back, the 2 bits latch together, sealing the end securely.   

When you start the trunk, the latch releases and permits the doorway to unhinge; when that latch is damaged while the back is closed, it can lose its release ability. This will often occur if the vehicle absorbs impact around the trunk. When your latch breaks, then you will be unable to open the trunk.  

Broken Trunk cable

Some vehicles do not have a deal on their brow and rely entirely on a lever to open.  In cases like this, you launch the latch, maybe not only by pulling on a handle on the back but by tugging on a trigger, which calms the trunk latch using a cable.

When this cable is broken, then there’s absolutely no connection between the trunk latch and the trunk opening lever, and you also won’t be able to open the back.  

Lock Actuator error 

The lock actuator is the thing that controls the lock on your trunk. It is a little engine with gears that shift when you lock the trunk, so the latch cannot release the doorway.  

If this motor expires, the trunk will not be able to lock or unlock easily.  

Broken Locking tool 

When you press the trunk’s lock button inside your automobile or on your car keys, it indeed sends a signal to the actuator to lock the doors and the back.

If this button does not lock any one of these doors, then most probably the battery at the button is either dead or so the button is faulty. If the button the doors but does not lock the back, the actuator is probably to blame.  

Key Fob Problems 

This is not usually a problem that motorists with older car models need to manage because many old vehicle models don’t use transponder keys. 

However, classical automobiles have their safety caveats to contend with. Essentially, a key fob can be used to control specific small tasks on a car. Pretty simple right?   

This fob is responsible for communication with a designated automobile and exchanging info and signs that equate to a specific action being carried out by a driver’s vehicle.  

For Example, pressing a button on your key fob could help unlock your car door, start the car, etc. and so forth. But if your key fob has not been correctly programmed, there’s a high possibility you will not have the ability to open your back if you’re trying to do so.   

It also means you will probably be stranded in a lockout should you not own a mechanical key hand to help you start your vehicle and manually operate some of its functions.

Here’s what to do

The back of your car has another locking system and mechanism than the remaining locks and must be managed differently. The lock, should it be trapped and refuse to unlatch if you pull the handle or turn the key, is not reachable from the outside.  

But should be reached via the interior of the vehicle to get safety functions.  You can correct a stuck back lock, but you should do so with care to avoid damaging your car any further.  

  • At the first step, you should lower the back seats that are blocking the truck’s opening.  There is usually a little latch behind the headrests or chairs that will make it easy for you to fold down the chairs.  
  • Crawl into the trunk and find the locking mechanism holding the back closed. Wearing a flashlight headband can help illuminate a dark trunk so you can see what you do.  
  • Open the trunk latch by adding a screwdriver’s tip to the opening nearest the mechanism’s lower border.  Transfer the screwdriver around until it catches on something which can be transferred to open the trunk.  
  • Remove the locking mechanism inside the trunk by simply taking out the screws holding it in position. The mechanism will continue being connected via the automobile’s wiring, so pull on the cable sticks apart to eradicate it in the vehicle.  
  • Locate the corner of the locking mechanism that sticks out and is not attached correctly.  It’ll be a small plastic piece that hooks on the cord to push and pull it when engaging your lock.  
  • Connect the plastic bit securely to the framework of this locking mechanism utilizing permanent bonding glue. Allow the piece to dry until the link is secure and reliable.  
  • Reconnect the wires and cord to the locking mechanism, in the same manner, and they had been attached until you took them out.  Use the screws to fasten the mechanism onto the back door.

If you have any questions or require immediate assistance, please contact emergency locksmith Schaumburg at (847) 865-8088.