Even though cars are tending to become progressively more compact, one is happy to enjoy a important volume of transport on most modern cars. If you’re going on vacation, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Ford Ranger is a large and very important space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Ford Ranger is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer in this article. We will mainly 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 Ford Ranger.


Trunk lock Ford Ranger stuck, why?

So let’s commence our article content with the origins of an Ford Ranger trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, nevertheless in most cases it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Ford Ranger trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Ford Ranger. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may have been severed by force, or because of shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not react and may as well bring about complications with your rear lights, which may be caused by the same 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 Ford Ranger if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Ford Ranger is blocked because of an electrical issue.

Ford Ranger trunk damaged lock

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

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

At last, a last possibility, despite the fact that the source of the issue is in most cases 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 Ranger?

Now that we have found out the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Ford Ranger , we will focus on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Ford Ranger with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Ford Ranger is completely 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 is aware of it, but there is an internal mechanism in the trunk that enables you to open it from the inside, you will need to find a hole (sometimes hidden behind 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 Ranger .

Open trunk stuck Ford Ranger with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, over time, dust, the trunk closure of your Ford Ranger 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 Ranger. This solution may give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Ford Ranger, try to remove the foreign object

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

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