If you’ve locked your keys in your car or are unable to access your trunk, you can still open it without keys if you follow these steps. This requires unlocking the doors and gaining access to the trunk area from within your vehicle.
Before undertaking this process, it is recommended that you have prior experience with a slimjim or other device that allows you to open your vehicle’s doors without the use of a key.
Step 1: Place the hook end of the slimjim between the bottom of the passenger side window and the window trim near the passenger side door handle. Slimjim should be put from the bottom upwards into the door.
Step 2: Using the slimjim, search the surrounding area for the lock rod. A strike rod is a rod that connects the door handle to the locking mechanism. This feature is commonly found near the door handle on many vehicles. Negotiate with the slimjim in the area surrounding your door handle until you hook the rod. When you’ve secured the rod, you’ll be able to unlock the passenger-side door.
Step 3: The lock rod should be raised using the slimjim. When you hear the door lock click, the door will be unlocked.
Step 4: Open the door and climb into your vehicle’s driver’s seat. Pull the trunk release to open the trunk.
Step 5: If your trunk release isn’t working properly, crawl into the back seat and locate the passenger-side seat release lever. By pulling this lever, you can fold the seats. This permits you to access your vehicle’s trunk without opening the passenger door.
Look for the trunk safety release lever in your trunk. It may be near the back or front of the trunk, or both, depending on your vehicle. If you inadvertently lock your keys in the trunk, this lever will keep you from becoming stuck. As soon as you lift this lever, your trunk will open.
Alternative Method To Open A Trunk From The Inside of Your Car
In order to open your trunk without a key, first lift the back seats. Then, you’ll need a long screwdriver or pliers. If you don’t have any of these tools, you can borrow them from a friend or neighbor. A flathead screwdriver will work as well. Turn it clockwise to unlock the latch and open the trunk. To open the trunk from the inside, push the release button on the lock.
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Tools You’ll Need To Open Your Trunk
You’ll need two simple tools to open the trunk. A small screwdriver and a pick are your best bets. The screwdriver can be used to pry the lock cylinder free and pop the latch. It will take about 2 minutes. The screwdriver will need to be used carefully so as not to scratch the paint. To unlock the trunk, simply pull back the lever.
To open the trunk from the inside, you need to use the same method as you did to open the trunk from the outside. First, you’ll need to push the plastic button that opens the trunk. You can also use your teeth to push the pick through the lock.
Afterwards, you’ll need to remove the rubber on the straight side of the pick. Lastly, you’ll need to insert the pick into the lock.
Then, you need a tool to push into the trunk. You can use a slimjim to open the front door and other tools to pry open the trunk. When all else fails, you can call a locksmith and pay him $20 to open the trunk. If you’re lucky, it will take you no more than 5-10 minutes to open the trunk without a key. That’s an excellent investment of your time and money. If you don’t have these tools at home, you don’t have to spend much.
If you can’t find a key, you can still open the trunk by using a screwdriver. Most models have a lock that has a plastic lever that can be rotated with the key. You can also try to push the lever from the front with your teeth. If the latch is locked by a screwdriver, you should be able to push the lever up until you can reach it.
To open a trunk without a key, push the trunk release button located on the glove box. If the trunk is locked with a key, push the button counterclockwise to release it. If you don’t have a key, you can use a screwdriver to wedge the levers and unlock the trunk. Once you have a screwdriver in your hand, you’ll have a handle to hold the trunk closed.
Once you’ve unlocked the trunk with a screwdriver, you can easily turn the lock to unlock it. This way, you don’t need to have a key to unlock your trunk. The lock mechanism will remain locked until the screwdriver can rotate it counterclockwise to release it. If you don’t have a screwdriver, you can just try the trick with your teeth.
To open a trunk without a key, you can use a knife as a torque wrench. Put the knife into the lock as far as it will go. To open the trunk, insert the knife into the bottom half of the keyhole. Then, push it into the lock itself. Usually, the door will open by itself with this method. If you don’t have a screwdriver, you can cut the lock using a sharpened screwdriver.
If you don’t have a screwdriver, you can use a knife as a key. Using a knife, stick it in the lock as far as it will go. Then, position the knife in the bottom half of the keyhole and push downward. You’ll need to pull the wire tie down a few times to get it to work.