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Old 01-30-2009, 05:04 PM
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How to manually open trunk

I lost my keys to my 1997 nissan altima. The Trunk release from inside the hasn't worked since i bought it (used). I have access to the trunk through the back seat but cannot figure out how to manually operate the latch.

Also, can anyone confirm if the door key is the same key as the ignition. I never used the key in the door because the previous owner installed an aftermarket keyless entry system.

Thanks for any help!!! (and i know i should have multiple spares, but they were lost in a recent move)
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:20 PM
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unless they change the the locks on the car then yes the keys are?
Try it and see


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There is no way to operate the latch manually from the outside without the key. That would defeat the purpose of a lock. yes ignition and trunk key are the same, unless as 94se stated they changed out the trunk lock.

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Try to fix the inside latch.

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There is no way to operate the latch manually from the outside without the key. That would defeat the purpose of a lock. yes ignition and trunk key are the same, unless as 94se stated they changed out the trunk lock.
I'm sure he means open manually from inside the trunk, I hope, lol.
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I'm sure he means open manually from inside, I hope, lol.
I think there is bar inside which hold the latch. I will look in evening and let you know. Try to access the trunk from rear seat and see if you can see a hole or opening with a rod inside
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:25 PM
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LOL, yeah I'm trying to open the trunk from the gap in the middle of the backseat.
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i highly doubt youll be able to get to it through the gap. if the seat doesnt fold down, youll likely have to remove it to have any chance of releasing it from inside.
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The middle of the seat folds down giving access to the trunk. Not large enough for an adult to squeeze through, but I child could. (or the long metal rod I plan to use).
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when i first got my car i thought the trunk release from the inside never worked beacuse when i pulled it it made no noise or anything..when i finally got the owners manual to my car i read that their is a little switch where the latch is that you push up and it lets you use the latch from the inside of the car...dont know if yours could be like this and you would be able to crawl in the trunk and try that.

i've also had to get in my trunk by removing the back seat and crawling in there...i think thats the only way...

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^yep, its a security feature. You need to undo that latch and the inside lever will work.
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when i first got my car i thought the trunk release from the inside never worked beacuse when i pulled it it made no noise or anything..when i finally got the owners manual to my car i read that their is a little switch where the latch is that you push up and it lets you use the latch from the inside of the car...dont know if yours could be like this and you would be able to crawl in the trunk and try that.

i've also had to get in my trunk by removing the back seat and crawling in there...i think thats the only way...
theres a metal plate behind the rear seats with a few screws in it remove that panel and you can get into the trunk to reach that latch

....unless yer a skinny minnie like i was and can fit through that small hole lol
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I hope my trunk latch on the inside doesn't break...I had my trunk latch shaved off of the trunk

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yea i had this problem and still do you have to remove the seat by opening both back doors then you will see a metal plate remove the screws from that and when that is remove, get into the trunk and you will see the level reach your hand where the level part is at the there is a bar pull it right and the trunk will pop open and then you can fix it im broke right now the reason why i havent fix my yet but this is my second one
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when i first got my car i thought the trunk release from the inside never worked beacuse when i pulled it it made no noise or anything..when i finally got the owners manual to my car i read that their is a little switch where the latch is that you push up and it lets you use the latch from the inside of the car...dont know if yours could be like this and you would be able to crawl in the trunk and try that.

i've also had to get in my trunk by removing the back seat and crawling in there...i think thats the only way...
glad I read this thread

I just bought a 97 altima gxe and the owner said the lever inside no longer worked. He had the car for 9 years, it's possible he never was able to use it as he was not aware of this magical safety latch inside the trunk. I moved it to the proper position and voila, my lever to the left of my driver seat works.

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