How do you open a car trunk without a key?

Can I manually open my trunk? I locked my keys in there, and I don't know of any other way to open it.

“Oops! Luckily, you can open your car trunk without a key using the trunk release button or lever inside the cabin of your vehicle—so long as that’s not locked, too.
If you’ve locked yourself out of the car altogether, the best way to get the trunk open is still through the cabin. So, you could either call a locksmith or use a slim jim to open your car door.
You can buy a slim jim, also known as a lock pick, from most auto parts stores. Here’s how to use it to get your keys out of the trunk:
  • Stick the pick down between the window and the window trim.
  • Feel around with the pick for a rod.
  • Then, use the pick to lift up the rod and the car door should open.
  • At this point, locate the trunk release button or lever inside your car.
  • Push or pull the mechanism to unlock the trunk.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Sep 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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