How to Open the Toyota Camry Trunk without a Key?

The older generations of the Camry used a key to unlock the doors, but starting with the seventh generation (2004), the Camry began using a remote system. This system is more convenient for users.

Different types of remote systems can be used on the Camry. The most basic type is a keyless entry system, which allows you to unlock the doors without a key. You can also upgrade to a remote start system, allowing you to start the engine without having to be in the car. Finally, the smart key system allows you to do both of these things, plus a few other extras, like opening the trunk and turning off the engine.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to open the Camry trunk without using a key, there are some things you can try. First, check if there is a trunk release button in the car. If there is, push the button and see if the trunk pops open.

Why the Trunk of Your Camry Won’t Open

  • There are some reasons why the trunk door of your Camry may not be opening. The most common reason your trunk door won’t open is that the child safety lock is engaged. The child safety lock is a feature that prevents the trunk door from being opened from inside of the vehicle. This safety feature prevents children from accidentally locking themselves in the trunk.
  • If the safety lock for children isn’t engaged, the next most likely cause is a mechanical issue with the latch or the hinges. If the latch is not engaging properly, then the door opens. If the hinges are damaged, then you won’t be able to open the door all the way. In either case, you will need to have the door repaired by a qualified mechanic.
  • It is also possible that the trunk door is jammed. This could be due to an object caught in the door, preventing it from opening fully.
  • If your Camry trunk doesn’t open, it could be because of a defective key fob. The key fob is the remote control that you use to open the car doors and trunk. If the key fob is not working properly, it can cause your trunk not to open. There are some things you can do to fix a defective key fob. First, try replacing the batteries. If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting the key fob. If neither of those options work, you may need to replace the key fob.
  • Finally, there could be an issue with the electronic trunk release system. This is a less common problem, but it is still possible.

In a case where you are experiencing problems with your trunk door, the best action is to take it to a qualified mechanic or dealership for assistance.

Steps to Follow To Open Toyota Camry Trunk Without Using Keys

If you have ever lost your keys or locked them in the trunk, you know how frustrating it can be. But don’t worry – there’s a way to open the trunk without using keys. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Examine Your Vehicle Trunk For Any Damages

Like most people, you have probably had your fair share of car trouble. Trying to open up your trunk without a car is certainly not something you bargain for on purpose. However, when this happens, first, check your trunk a number of times for any damages. If it’s not damaged, then it’s probably just a jammed lock.  There is no reason to panic yet.

Step 2: Try Opening Your Trunk From Inside of the Car

Try opening it from the inside if it has a release knob. This can be a lifesaver if you have lost your keys or if they have been stolen. Opening your car trunk from the inside is a simple process. Just find the release knob, which is usually located near the driver’s seat, and tug at it. The trunk should then open up.

There are some things to remember when opening your car trunk from the inside. First, ensure the car is parked, and the emergency brake is engaged. You also want to be aware of your surroundings if someone tries to break into your car.

Step 3: Fold the Rear Bench

Use this next step: fold the rear bench seat and then pull on the yellow handle under the seat. This will open up the trunk and give you access to whatever you need. While doing this, try to be as careful as possible, preferably, do it slowly. Your goal is just to make sure your trunk opens up.

Step 4: Try to Make Use of Slim Jim in Opening it.

Slim jim is a long, thin metal piece that can be inserted into the space between the door and the car frame. Once you have inserted the slim jim into the space, you can then use it to push down on the unlock button or lever, which will open the door.

Step 5: Get a Locksmith

After you have tried all the steps listed above and still can not get your car trunk open, your best bet is to get help. Ideally, you should call a locksmith to come and help you out. However, if you don’t have a locksmith on hand, you can try calling a friend or family member who may be able to help you out.

Calling for help is the next course of action when you can’t get your car trunk open. However, there are some things you can try before you call for help. For example, you can check if your car trunk has an emergency release lever. If it does, you may be able to use this to open the trunk.


You can use some methods to open the Camry trunk without using a key. The easiest method is to use the emergency trunk release. This method will only work if your Camry is equipped with this feature.


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