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Old 05-25-11, 09:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy ES300 Trunk release button

I was hoping that someone has a fix when the glove box release button fails to open trunk? I cannot seem to figure out why?

I have a 1992 ES300.
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Old 05-27-11, 05:37 AM   #2
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The glove box button is not for opening the trunk. It is for disabling the trunk open button next to the gas cap button.
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Old 05-31-11, 11:08 PM   #3
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Default Yikes! glove box button

thanks padavid12....i would have never guessed...do not have a manual as you might have guessed.

again, thanks
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Old 06-01-11, 08:54 AM   #4
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Seriously??!!--I didn't know this either!! All this time I've been racking my brain as to why the Trunk Release [on the door] just stopped working for no reason--figured it was a fuse. But now that Neo has brought it to the forums (before I did) and got an answer, I realize I've got a bunch of stuff jammed in the glove box...

Gonna take a look at it and see what happens.
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UPDATE: Just went out and tried it, and it worked!! [LOL!!!]

Thanks Dave and Neo.
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Not a problem. I had my glove box switch push by accident and did not know. I could not figure why my open trunk switch would not work. I check fuses over and over. I tried to trace the wiring. One day I opened the glove box and saw the switch. Flipped the switch and solved my problem. Of course that was six months later. Glad to help. David
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I had the same issue, one day the trunk wouldn't open. I asked my kids why the heck it stopped working and they told me that there is a button inside glove box. Then I knew why it stopped working
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Default es300 trunk release button

i pressed this button located in the glove box and my trunk still does not open could it be the switch itself that is broken.
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Thanks padavid 12.... just inherited my 97 ES300 from my parents and they told me one of the "quirks" was the trunk could only be opened with the key. Well you helped me fix that within 24 hours of being the "new" owner.
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My 99 doesn't work either even if the button in the glove box is in the correct position. I took the trunk/gas button area apart by the steering wheel and used a jumper wire to rule oUT the switch. Still nothing but when I did it to the gas lid it popped open. The truck release actuator isn't making any sounds at all. HELP!! I'm getting tired of having to turn car off to get in the trunk
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You'll need to check the wires going to the trunk. They run along the left trunk hinge and are prone to break from the frequent opening and closing of the trunk.
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