If you’re running rubish, helping someone move, or going away for the weekend, the extra volume offered by the trunk of your Dodge Ram is indispensable. However, it can happen, in some cases, that your trunk gets stuck, if it is because of a power issues, or a problem with the lock, you will obviously find yourself in trouble when faced with this trouble. That’s why we made the decision to write this guideline to help you understand how to open the trunk of a Dodge Ram from the inside? This should give you a temporary treatment to access the trunk while you consider a complete repair. For this, we will first see why the trunk of your car is blocked, and furthermore, how to open the trunk of your Dodge Ram from the interior.
Why is the trunk of your Dodge Ram locked?
We will now see one at a time the problems that can make you want to open the safe of your Dodge Ram from the inside.
Lock connection wires cut off that blocks your Dodge Ram trunk
First explanation for a locked trunk on your car. It is possible that the wires or the wiring harness of the trunk lock may have been cut by force or because of shocks. This trouble causes the outside trunk release handle to not respond and may also trigger problems with your rear lights which may be associated with the same wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please have a look at our guideline on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Dodge Ram if you don’t know how to examine their state, there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Dodge Ram is blocked because of an electrical trouble.
Broken trunk lock on Dodge Ram
The second trouble that may cause you to seek out how to open the trunk of your Dodge Ram from the inside, is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Dodge Ram that is at the source of your trouble. Over time, it may become blocked or internal mechanisms may break. In such a case, the action of the exterior trunk handle no longer stimulates the system. You may still perceive the sound of activation, but the mechanism will not spin.
Something’s jammed in the lock
Finally, a last possibility, even though the cause of the trouble is generally already established. It is possible that you have something (a bag for example, a jacket, leaves…) stuck in the lock of your trunk and that this foreign body keeps it in the closed position.
How to open trunk Dodge Ram from the inside?
After examining the various motives why you might want to open the trunk of your Dodge Ram from the inside, we will explain how to do it in practice.
You may not be conscious of it, but there is an internal handle on your trunk, which is there for security. This handle is hidden and many people are not even advised of its existence. However, it is the handle that will allow you to open the trunk of your Dodge Ram from the passenger compartment. To discover this “handle” you’ll have to get in the back seat (don’t be reluctant to fold it down for more space), and, at the trunk lock of your Dodge Ram (center of the tailgate), you’ll have to remove a plastic cover to see the complete lock appear. Once this has been done, you should identify a sort of lever that once activated will allow you to open the tailgate of your Dodge Ram from the inside. Be careful though, on many models if this lever remains in the open position you will not be able to lock your trunk when locking your car with the central locking system. So make sure you put it back in position once you close your trunk.
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