How to replace the trunk lock on your car?
How to Replace Trunk Key Lock 1 Open the trunk of your car. If the lock is stuck shut, use a drill with a metal bit to release it. 2 Remove any interior body panels that prevent access to the trunk key lock. 3 Remove the four bolts that hold the striker plate of the lock to the body of the car.
What to do if your trunk latch has failed?
Adjusting your own trunk latch can be an easy way to restore proper functioning of your trunk lid. However, in cases where the lock assembly has failed or has become stuck closed, your best bet will be to have a certified mechanic – such as one from YourMechanic – replace the latch for you.
When do I need to replace my trunk key?
You may need to replace your trunk key lock if you have lost your trunk key or the lock has become worn or damaged. You need not purchase an entire lock assembly; you only need a new cylinder that has been machined to match your master car key. A locksmith can read the reference numbers on your old cylinder and find a new one for this purpose.
What to do if your car trunk won’t open?
Take the time to double-check your vehicle to verify that you have not overlooked anything. Try to open your car trunk again and see if you find it responsive. Ideally, you should attempt to open it manually by inserting your key, or by pressing the corresponding button on your car key fob.
How do you replace a broken trunk lock cylinder?
There is a possibility that the new cylinder will be missing the plastic clip that retains the rod in its proper location on the cylinder. If this is the case, use needle nose pliers to gently remove the old clip from the broken lock cylinder and install this clip onto the new cylinder.
Do you lock the trunk of your car?
The trunk of your car has a separate locking system and mechanism than the rest of the locks and therefore must be dealt with differently.
How do you remove a trunk liner from a car?
Step 1: Pop the trunk and remove the trunk liner. Use the trunk release lever normally found on the floorboard of the driver’s side of the vehicle to pop open the trunk door. Using a trim removal tool, pop out each plastic retaining rivet to free the trunk liner.