Even though cars are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a significant volume of transport on most modern vehicles. Whether you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Land Rover Defender is a large and very valuable space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Land Rover Defender is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer today. We will principally concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you may find 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 Land Rover Defender.


Trunk lock Land Rover Defender stuck, why?

So let’s commence our article with the origins of an Land Rover Defender trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, although in most cases it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Land Rover Defender trunk lock connection wires cut

First reason for a trunk stuck on Land Rover Defender. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may have been severed by force, or due to shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not respond and may also 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 article on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Land Rover Defender if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Land Rover Defender is blocked due to an electrical issue.

Land Rover Defender trunk damaged lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Land Rover Defender 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 triggers the system. You may still notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Land Rover Defender trunk

Finally, a last possibility, despite the fact that the source of the issue 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 a stuck trunk Land Rover Defender?

Now that we have found out the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Land Rover Defender , we will concentrate on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Land Rover Defender with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Land Rover Defender 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 car use the internal trunk handle . In truth, 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 identify 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 Land Rover Defender .

Open trunk stuck Land Rover Defender with a lubricant spray

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

Open blocked tailgate Land Rover Defender, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Land Rover Defender is blocked because 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 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 Land Rover Defender , we recommend you to go to your auto technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

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