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Richard, Jaguar Technician
Category: Jaguar
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Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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My X type Jag trunk won't open. Is there a secret way to

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My X type Jag trunk won't open. Is there a secret way to manually open it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Hello and thanks for using

OK this problem is usually caused by a faulty actuator in the trunk latch. Since there is no manual lock cylinder opening it can be hard. You can continue to press the button at the same time while an assistant pushes down and pulls up on the trunk lid to see if it will catch. The module will time out if you continue to activate the trunk switch so it will no longer energize the latch actuator. You will need to wait a minutes till it start to work again. To bypass this you can jump power at the module connector. Locate the GEM module which is a black module under the passenger side dash. It has 5 color coded connectors. Locate the 23 way green connector and disconnect it by un clipping and pulling the lock lever down. Jump battery power to pin 2 orange wire and the latch should activate. Keep jumping it while your assistant tries to pull the lid open.

Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

If that does not work then we need to remove the rear seat cushion and remove the bottom bolts on the seat back. Swing the seat up and try to reach the seat back fold releases. You can then pull the emergency release in the trunk.

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

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