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2004 saturn ion2. can't get trunk open with release button,

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Hi! 2004 saturn ion2...

Hi! 2004 saturn ion2. can't get trunk open with release button, key, or fob.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fob's battery?

No, but the key won't turn the lock, & the release button inside car won't open trunk.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ion yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet. all i know is all of a sudden the key won't work & the inside trunk release button aren't working

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Saturn Technician replied 5 months ago
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Are you able to get in through the rear seat?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No. The rear seats are locked from a lever in the trunk.
Saturn Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Saturn Technician replied 5 months ago

The only way to get in is have a locksmith drill out the key cylinder to get the latch to release or try to get a tool into the top of the seat back to get the rear seat to lay down to get into the trunk.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks, ***** ***** no thanks. I’m not calling a locksmith. Can’t afford the extra expense. Retired & on a fixed income. If that’s your only solution, I’ll just have to figure something else out. Alan B.
Saturn Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Saturn Technician replied 5 months ago

Those are the only 2 ways to get inside the trunk to address the faulty latch.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago

Thanks, ***** ***** I’m going to have to find another way. I’ll check the fusebox first, but I don’t think that’s the problem. I really can’t afford a locksmith, as I know how expensive they are. Thanks, ***** ***** really hasn’t solved my problem, though. **** ********* ( [email protected] gmail.com )

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