Despite the fact that automobiles are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a substantial volume of transport on most modern vehicles. If you’re going on vacation, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Peugeot 406 is a large and very valuable space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Peugeot 406 is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer today. We will principally concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you might find this article useful if you can’t close your trunk anymore. In a first step, we will try to find the motives of a trunk locker stuck, and in a second step, how to open the stuck trunck locker from a Peugeot 406.


Trunk lock Peugeot 406 stuck, why?

So let’s commence our article content with the sources of an Peugeot 406 trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, although in most instances it will be the same problems that will be concerned.

Peugeot 406 trunk lock connection wires cut

First reason for a trunk stuck on Peugeot 406. 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 respond and might also cause problems with your rear lights, which may be connected to similar wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our article on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Peugeot 406 if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Peugeot 406 is blocked caused by an electrical issue.

Peugeot 406 trunk broken lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Peugeot 406 that is the cause of your issue . In reality, it is possible, with 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 mechanism. You might still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Peugeot 406 trunk

At last, a last possibility, despite the fact that the origin of the problem is usually 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 Peugeot 406?

Now that we have discovered the different factors for a trunk stuck on Peugeot 406 , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Peugeot 406 with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Peugeot 406 is completely blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical issue. In this 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 identify 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 Peugeot 406 .

Open trunk stuck Peugeot 406 with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, as time passes, dust, the trunk closure of your Peugeot 406 may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your car, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Peugeot 406. This solution might give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Peugeot 406, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Peugeot 406 is blocked due to a foreign object that got into the lock. In this 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 Peugeot 406 , we suggest you to go to your technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

In the event that you have any additional questions about the Peugeot 406, do not hesitate to consult our Peugeot 406 category.