If you’re running rubish, assisting in someone move, or going away for the weekend, the extra volume provided by the trunk of your Subaru Impreza is important. On the other hand, it can happen, occasionally, that your trunk gets stuck, regardless it is because of a power failure, or a problem with the lock, you will obviously end up struggling when confronted with this problem. That’s why we chosen to create this content to help you find out how to open the trunk of a Subaru Impreza from the inside? This should give you a short-term treatment to access the trunk whilst you reflect on a complete repair. For this, we will first look at why the trunk of your car is blocked, and secondly, how to open the trunk of your Subaru Impreza from the interior.
Why is the trunk of your Subaru Impreza locked?
We will now see one after the other the problems that can make you want to open the safe of your Subaru Impreza from the inside.
Lock connection wires cut off that blocks your Subaru Impreza trunk
First reason 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 problem motives the outside trunk release handle to not react and may also generate problems with your rear lights which may be connected to the same wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please have a look at our content on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Subaru Impreza if you don’t know how to examine their condition, there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Subaru Impreza is blocked due to an electrical problem.
Broken trunk lock on Subaru Impreza
The second problem that may cause you to try to find how to open the trunk of your Subaru Impreza from the inside, is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Subaru Impreza that is at the origin of your problem. Over time, it may become blocked or internal mechanisms may break. In such a case, the action of the exterior trunk handle no longer activates the system. You may still notice the sound of activation, but the mechanism will not turn.
Something’s jammed in the lock
To conclude, a last possibility, despite the fact that the source of the problem 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 Subaru Impreza from the inside?
After examining the various causes why you might want to open the trunk of your Subaru Impreza from the inside, we will explain how to do it in practice.
You may not be advised of it, but there is an internal handle on your trunk, which is there for safety. This handle is hidden and most of us are not even conscious of its existence. On the other hand, it is the handle that will allow you to open the trunk of your Subaru Impreza from the passenger compartment. To locate this “handle” you’ll have to get in the back seat (don’t hesitate to fold it down for more space), and, at the trunk lock of your Subaru Impreza (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 Subaru Impreza from the inside. Be careful though, on many models if this lever keeps in the open position you will not be able to lock your trunk when locking your car with the central locking system. So be sure to put it back in position once you close your trunk.
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