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Trunk will not open

08-11-2004, 03:08 PM
I have a 1997 Camry XLE and my truck seems to be stuck. I tried to open from the inside and it just wont pop open, then I tried to open it with the key and it almost broke. any tips on how I can get this open. :banghead:

08-11-2004, 03:10 PM
My bad my trunk is stuck.

Brian R.
08-11-2004, 03:19 PM
Can't you access the trunk by folding down one of the rear seats? Get in there and work the latch manually. Once it is open, grease the mechanism with lithium chassis grease.

Sportivo Concepts
08-11-2004, 08:59 PM
do you have anything near the entrance of the trunk that maybe be big?... That would be it and bulging your trunk which is causing your stick. I have had this done with my daughters bike.

Try pushing down on the trunk as you try to open it

08-12-2004, 01:52 PM
My trunk is completly empty. but when i try to pull it open the left side wants to open but the right side is really tight. so im goin to try and push it down and try to open it

Brian R.
08-12-2004, 02:54 PM
You might be able to just lift it hard. Sometimes the seals stick and make it really tough to pull open.

08-16-2004, 02:26 AM
Try using your trunk release lever located beside the driver's seat. It should be located right beside your gas cap cover release lever.

08-16-2004, 11:33 AM
I had already tried using the trunk release lever, when I pull it, it usually clicks to release and now it dosent. im stumped.

Brian R.
08-16-2004, 09:55 PM
Get in the trunk if you can or send a volunteer. :)

08-17-2004, 10:58 PM
when the key is in the lock is it horizontal or vertical? if the key is horizontal you have the lock engaged.. on those camrys dey got a lock for the trunk turn it right once n it should unlock, turn it again to open, if it doesnt turn, turn left and den right couple of times to loosen it up/, dont be afraid to use some force, jus be cautious, hope dis helps peeace..

08-22-2004, 08:01 PM
alright, i finally got into the trunk through the backseat. I took it apart and found out that there was a spring missing and found one of the mechanisim was shifted forward causing it to miss the lever to release when the key was turned, ordered a new should get in tuesday. thanx for the help

Brian R.
08-22-2004, 10:47 PM
You're welcome

How did you figure out that a part was missing? That's a tough call. Did you have another Camry to compare it with?

08-23-2004, 01:53 PM
Nope i took the part to the toyota dealership and they told me that there was a sping missing and it wouldnt release, so i just ordered another part. I just hope I can put it back on.

08-26-2004, 05:50 PM
Alright I finally got the part and its in. Now the trunk only opens with the key, The release lever inside the car wont open the trunk. Im not even goin to try to mess with it now . im just glad that it opens and close

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