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


Trunk lock Toyota Tundra stuck, why?

So let’s commence our content page with the origins of an Toyota Tundra trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, nevertheless in many instances it will be the same complications that will be concerned.

Toyota Tundra trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Toyota Tundra. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or because of shocks. This problem triggers the outside trunk release handle to not respond and might also 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 content on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Toyota Tundra if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Toyota Tundra is blocked because of an electrical problem.

Toyota Tundra trunk damaged lock

The second opportunity of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Toyota Tundra that is the trigger of your problem . In reality, it is possible, after a while, that it might become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this instance, the action of the trunk handle no longer triggers the mechanism. You might still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Toyota Tundra trunk

Finally, a last possibility, even though the origin of the problem 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 Toyota Tundra?

Now that we have found out the different causes for a trunk stuck on Toyota Tundra , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Toyota Tundra with the inner lock

First opportunity, the trunk lock of your Toyota Tundra is completely blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical problem. In this case, a solution 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 find 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 Toyota Tundra .

Open trunk stuck Toyota Tundra with a lubricant spray

Second remedy. It is possible that, with time, dust, the trunk closure of your Toyota Tundra may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your motor vehicle, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Toyota Tundra. This remedy might give you the opportunity to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Toyota Tundra, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Toyota Tundra is blocked because of 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 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 Toyota Tundra , we advise you to go to your technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

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