trunk latch stuck - can't close trunk n 2020 prius prime

Discussion in 'Prime Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by MarkL, May 15, 2020.

  1. MarkL

    MarkL Junior Member

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    So last night I brought some long boards home from the lumber yard and had to manually latch the trunk latch on the hatchback to create a tie-off point for the hatch which couldn't be closed. It worked like a charm, but now I can't figure out how to reopen the trunk locking mechanism - I fiddle with it a little, but didn;t want to break something. I also tried all the obvious things (fob, pushbutton on the rear hatch). Any ideas how to unlatch it?
     
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    The FOB will not unlatch the hatch or any other door. It just unlocks.

    The pushbutton on the hatch handle locks the hatch. Use the big, flat "button" to the left of the button to unlatch the hatch. Should work whether it's latched around the ring that holds the hatch closed or just latched around empty air.
     
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    One would think so, but neither button (fob or trunk lid) had any affect. I opened the plastic hatch based on other youtube videos, but the internals did not look the same. I fiddled aroudn in there, with nosucess, but then when I hit the fob (or maybe the trunk button) it unlatched itself - magic, I guess.
     
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    there's no such thing as magic
     
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