Despite the fact that cars are tending to become more and more compact, one is happy to enjoy a significant volume of transport on most modern cars. If you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Ford Mustang is a large and very practical space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Ford Mustang is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer in this article. We will mainly focus on closing a blocked safe, but you may possibly locate this article 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 Ford Mustang.


Trunk lock Ford Mustang stuck, why?

So let’s commence our article with the roots of an Ford Mustang trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, although in most cases it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Ford Mustang trunk lock connection wires cut

First explanation for a trunk stuck on Ford Mustang. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may possibly have been severed by force, or resulting from shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not react and may possibly as well bring about complications with your rear lights, which may be connected to the same wiring harness. If you have these two complications and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our article on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Ford Mustang if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Ford Mustang is blocked resulting from an electrical issue.

Ford Mustang trunk damaged lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Ford Mustang that is the trigger of your issue . In fact, it is possible, over time, that it may possibly become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this case, the action of the trunk handle no longer triggers the system. You may possibly still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Ford Mustang trunk

At last, a last possibility, even though the source of the issue is usually 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 a stuck trunk Ford Mustang?

Now that we have discovered the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Ford Mustang , we will focus on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Ford Mustang with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Ford Mustang is totally blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical issue. In such a case, a remedy is offered to you, go through the interior of the vehicle use the internal trunk handle . Obviously, 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 Ford Mustang .

Open trunk stuck Ford Mustang with a lubricant spray

Second remedy. It is possible that, over time, dust, the trunk closure of your Ford Mustang may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your motor vehicle, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Ford Mustang. This remedy may possibly give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Ford Mustang, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang , we recommend you to go to your auto technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

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