Here are some typical signs if the trunk of your car won’t open using the key fob or manual unlock.
If your key fob won’t unlock the boot, some typical issues include the following:
Dead key Fob: The batteries in the key fob have expired. Because the fob is not sending the car any instructions if the batteries are dead, the boot won’t open.
Boot didn’t open after pressing the Key Fob: If the boot does not open after pressing the key fob, the actuator in the vehicle may be malfunctioning. The linkage system is one of the many parts that make up an actuator; if it is damaged or comes loose, the door may not open. Check with a reputable mechanic if you’re having this issue so they can identify and fix it.
Dead key fob Release buttons not Functioning: Another issue is that pressing the release button and the boot or trunk not releasing can be an indication of a malfunction, such as a shorted or open circuit in the wire. Since there may be numerous explanations for this issue, it is recommended to consult with a reputable mechanic to rapidly resolve the issue.
A manual unlock is effective: A obvious sign that the actuator or electrical circuit wiring is damaged is when the fob or unlock switch from within the car doesn’t work yet manual unlock does. If so, getting in touch with your neighborhood technician to diagnose the problem and repair the necessary parts is quicker and more effective.
However, if you do not have a key fob and are attempting to physically unlock the vehicle or use the lever up front (often by the driver’s right lower seat), then one of the following may be the problem:
Damaged cable: When the cable connecting the boot and the unlock lever is broken, the boot won’t open when it is pulled, which is a common cause of the issue. The boot release cable has to be replaced since it may have corroded due to water or rust over time.
Broken latch: Another issue that can be causing your boot to be stuck down is a latch that is broken or misaligned and isn’t locking or releasing properly with your key or boot release cable/lever. If the latch is either stuck down or not properly closed, this could be an issue.
In an emergency, it’s frequently possible to fold down the back automobile seats and to open the boot, manually depress the boot/trunk release catch.