I cannot open the trunk on my 2008 Avalon using the release or FOB, fuses are okay, any suggestions

Asked by Apr 16, 2015 at 11:54 AM about the 2008 Toyota Avalon XL

Question type: General

I have to go through the back seat entrance into the trunk to open it as my FOB and release will not work, checked the fuses and electric

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Have you accidentally cancelled the trunk open function? In the glove box, is a button. The trunk lid cannot be opened even with the wireless remote control or the smart key system (including the release on the dash left of steering wheel) It's a valet thing. See page 44 of your owners manual. If you don't have the manual you can download it here: http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM41433U/pdf/sec_01-02.pdf

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Did you or someone accidentally push the 'hidden' DISABLE button left side of glovebox? It's covered by the glovebox door when closed & kind of hard to see (by design) It's there so you can disable the trunk from opening with your valuables in it, lock the glovebox & the valet cannot get in. The previous owner of my car didn't know of it, cut the wires & hotwired the button left of steering wheel. It worked but the fob & exterior button didn not - finding WHY it wasn't working was NOT fun ! Good luck

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I have a 2002 Toyota avolone and all sudden my trunck is not closing it would couple times I tried but don't any more and it's killing my battery

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