Despite the fact that vehicles are tending to become more and more compact, one is happy to enjoy a important volume of transport on most recent cars. If you’re going on holiday, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Citroen Xantia is a large and very important space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Citroen Xantia is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer today. We will specifically focus on closing a blocked safe, but you may discover this content page useful if you can’t close your trunk anymore. In a first step, we will try to find the causes of a trunk locker stuck, and in a second step, how to open the stuck trunck locker from a Citroen Xantia.


Trunk lock Citroen Xantia stuck, why?

So let’s begin our article content with the origins of an Citroen Xantia trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, nevertheless in most instances it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Citroen Xantia trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Citroen Xantia. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may have been severed by force, or caused by shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not respond and may also bring about complications with your rear lights, which might be caused by similar wiring harness. If you have these two complications and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our content page on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Citroen Xantia if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Citroen Xantia is blocked caused by an electrical issue.

Citroen Xantia trunk broken lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Citroen Xantia that is the trigger of your issue . In reality, it is possible, as time passes, that it may become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this instance, the action of the trunk handle no longer activates the mechanism. You may still notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Citroen Xantia trunk

At last, a last possibility, despite the fact that the origin of the problem is in most cases already known. 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 a stuck trunk Citroen Xantia?

Now that we have discovered the different causes for a trunk stuck on Citroen Xantia , we will focus on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Citroen Xantia with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Citroen Xantia is entirely blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical issue. In such a case, a solution is offered to you, go through the interior of the vehicle use the internal trunk handle . Indeed, not everyone knows it, but there is an internal mechanism in the trunk that allows you to open it from the inside, you will need to find a hole (sometimes hidden at the rear of a plastic cover) in the centre of your tailgate in which you can insert a screwdriver and press on the sides to unlock the trunk lock of your Citroen Xantia .

Open trunk stuck Citroen Xantia with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, over time, dust, the trunk closure of your Citroen Xantia may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your car, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Citroen Xantia. This solution may give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Citroen Xantia, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Citroen Xantia is blocked due to a foreign object that got into the lock. In such a case, there are few solutions. It is up to you to remove as many plastic covers as possible from the inside of your car in order to have the most open access possible to the lock and try to remove as many foreign objects as possible from the trunk closure using pliers. If you are unable to open the locked trunk of your Citroen Xantia , we suggest you to go to your mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

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