How do you unlock the trunk when there's something wrong with pushing on all doors to open? I've had it since 2008 and never had a problem until now.

45

Asked by Jan 24, 2015 at 11:37 PM about the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3L SE FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

4,515

Katie can you try to explain this a little better? More details needed

2 people found this helpful.
45

Trunk always unlocks when you click on the electric button on drivers side to unlock all. Trunk doesn't unlock anymore, It can't unlock any other way. Could it be a fuse? Thanks.

3 people found this helpful.
4,515

No key cylinder on outside of hatch anyplace for key operation? Do you have the original key fob for the car? If so, have you tried that by standing at the rear and pressing the unlock button 2 or 3 times to see if you hear the actuator motor clicking? If no key cylinder on outside, or no clicking from tailgate when pressing the key fob buttons or switch on door, first check the fuse panels in the dashboard and the engine compartment for a second fuse and relay. Most cars only have one but some may have two. If you find a second one, swap the fuse and/or relay from the first one to the second one and then try the switch again. If that still doesn't work, it sounds like the electrical connector from the wire to the actuator motor may have disconnected inside the hatch. Also, have you had someone else help you by pressing the switch or key fob buttons while you try pushing and pulling on the tailgate while trying to unlock it, in case it is just stuck? If none of the above work, your only recourse is to remove the plastic panel on the inside of the hatch from the inside by first removing any accessible screws/bolts usually hidden under little plastic pry-out caps, then prying the panel off the tailgate (as opposed to doing it with the hatch open, which will NOT be easy, and may cause the panel to crack or some of the clips to break), but it can be done. Once the panel is off, you can reach in and unlock the hatch by hand by moving the parts where the rods/cables connect to the latch & lock mechanism. Just so you know, some of these panels have plastic clips or phillips screws at the bottom edge which you will not have access to while the hatch is closed, so you may have to remove all accessible screws then pull the panel up and inwards to sort of peel it down towards the floor. Once you get it unlocked, you can open the hatch and check the connector to see if it came off the actuator or is loose. If it is attached securely, your actuator may be burned out and need to be replaced. Please keep me posted as to how this works out for you, or if I can clarify anything or be of further help.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
45

Found the original remote door opener and it worked! Thank you!

4,515

Your're most welcome! Thanks for letting me know. JP

Your Answer:

Santa Fe

Looking for a Used Santa Fe in your area?

CarGurus has 14,677 nationwide Santa Fe listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Hyundai Santa Fe Experts

  • #1
    me29
    Reputation
    4,250
  • #2
    cargurus55
    Reputation
    1,220
  • #3
    James Warner
    Reputation
    1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Tucson
223 Great Deals out of 28,078 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Sorento
405 Great Deals out of 30,742 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
753 Great Deals out of 75,945 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Highlander
372 Great Deals out of 50,586 listings starting at $1,664
Used Toyota RAV4
605 Great Deals out of 75,226 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
328 Great Deals out of 46,343 listings starting at $750
Used Hyundai Sonata
537 Great Deals out of 46,511 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Rogue
572 Great Deals out of 76,117 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Escape
1,231 Great Deals out of 110,142 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Explorer
931 Great Deals out of 71,120 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,251 Great Deals out of 88,642 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Murano
367 Great Deals out of 26,484 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Sportage
229 Great Deals out of 19,342 listings starting at $1,695

Used Cars For Sale

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
173 listings starting at $25,223
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 7,231 listings starting at $23,289
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 1,965 listings starting at $14,991
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 293 listings starting at $14,490
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 626 listings starting at $13,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.