Even though cars are tending to become progressively more compact, one is happy to enjoy a large volume of transport on most modern cars. If you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Fiat Bravo is a large and very useful space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Fiat Bravo is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer today. We will mainly concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you might find this content 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 Fiat Bravo.
Trunk lock Fiat Bravo stuck, why?
So let’s start our content with the roots of an Fiat Bravo trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, although in most cases it will be the same problems that will be involved.
Fiat Bravo trunk lock connection wires cut
First cause for a trunk stuck on Fiat Bravo. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or caused by shocks. This issue causes the outside trunk release handle to not react and might as well provoke problems with your rear lights, which may be caused by similar wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our content on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Fiat Bravo if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Fiat Bravo is blocked caused by an electrical issue.
Fiat Bravo trunk damaged lock
The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Fiat Bravo that is the cause of your issue . In reality, it is possible, over time, that it might become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this case, the action of the trunk handle no longer activates the system. You might still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.
Something’s jammed in the lock of my Fiat Bravo trunk
At last, a last possibility, even though the source of the problem is generally 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 Fiat Bravo?
Now that we have discovered the different factors for a trunk stuck on Fiat Bravo , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.
Opening a stuck trunk Fiat Bravo with the inner lock
First possibility, the trunk lock of your Fiat Bravo is entirely blocked, the external handle may be damaged, 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 . In fact, 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 locate 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 Fiat Bravo .
Open trunk stuck Fiat Bravo with a lubricant spray
Second solution. It is possible that, over time, dust, the trunk closure of your Fiat Bravo may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your motor vehicle, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Fiat Bravo. This solution might give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.
Open blocked tailgate Fiat Bravo, try to take out the foreign object
Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Fiat Bravo is blocked as a result of a foreign object that got into the lock. In such a case, there are few solutions. It is up to you to take out as many plastic covers as possible from the inside of your motor vehicle 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 Fiat Bravo , we advise you to go to your mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .
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