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2005 Lexus LS430 trunk lid won't close completely

When closing the trunk, the power-latch won't engage. It is locked but you can see that it's not completely closed. The motor still works. When you engage the trunk button to open it, you can see and hear the motor working. The dash also displays icon that trunk is ajar.

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The latch is most likely the issue. If the trunk is used a lot, the latch is misaligned or a foreign object obstructed the latch from closing. The latch itself could be damaged. Carefully inspect the opening of the latch and look for bent, mushroomed or damaged steel. I would have to see to know for sure, how to proceed.

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SOURCE: lexus 2007 RX350 trunk door doesn't open or close from key, trunk button and power door button

OPEN MANUALLY AND CHECK THE STRUTS PS. IF WHEN YOU OPEN IT AND IT GOES BACK DOWN THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM

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It can be trunk cable issue or the latch issue which gets open/close.It has to be inspected.=========
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Trunk release Problem on Toyota Camry? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/trunk-release-problem-on-toyota-camry.html

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2005 Lexus SC430: Retractable hard top will not come down and Trunk will not open? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2005-lexus-sc430-retractable-hard-top.html

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HOW TO TURN OFF THE TRUNK OPEN ALARM



The 2012 Camry's trunk lid has a 'trunk open' alarm that shows up on the instrument panel as 'door open' red icon. It also turns on the door open beeping sound so long as the trunk lid is open. This is normal and is usually not a problem..

However, if you should need to carry a large item in the trunk and can't close the lid, be prepared to listen to the incessant door open sound with no means to turn it off!!

The trunk lid alarm 'switch' is operated by the trunk latch when you open or close the lid. By manually operating the latch to it's closed position, you can temporarily silence the alarm.

Using a small screwdriver, you can easily press the actuator and turn the alarm off.

Picture 1: trunk lid latch in the OPEN (Alarm ON) position.
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**WARNING**
YOU MUST RETURN THE ACTUATOR TO THE OPEN POSITION (ABOVE)
(ALARM ON) BEFORE YOU CLOSE THE LID. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY DAMAGE THE LATCHING MECHANISM
**WARNING**

DO THIS WITH THE TRUNK OPEN LEVER OR WITH THE REMOTE TRUNK OPEN BUTTON.

Picture 2: trunk lid latch in the CLOSED (Alarm OFF) position.
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IF YOU TRY TO CLOSE THE LID WITH THE LATCH IN THIS POSITION YOU MAY DAMAGE OR BREAK THE LATCHING MECHANISM

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