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Keys lock in trunk alarm will not allow trunk switch to lock

2008 elantra locked keys in trunk the windows are open the doors were lock when I unlock the door the alarm went off the trunk switch will not open trunk to get keys out trunk how do I open trunk

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    locked keys in trunk

  • Delilah Summer
    Delilah Summer Jun 08, 2014

    You cannot open the trunk. The alarm has disabled your trunk release button. Your only option now is to locate the bolts under the back seat upholstery as shown in the photo, and unbolt the back seat. You will be able to pull up the back rest just enough to reach inside the trunk for the keys.

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The solution is to pull out the back seat to get into the trunk. There are two bolts holding the bottom part of back seat (bolts located between bottom and top sections). Then pull out bottom section of back seat and you see the hinge for the top section, remove the bolts and then you can lift up and access the trunk. It's not that hard.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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  • hermosabeach Aug 04, 2011

    -just happened to a friend. She called and I grabbed my socket drivers to remove the back seat and get in to the trunk, -just as you promised. Thanks!

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    andrewsing4u May 13, 2012

    Saved our bacon for sure!!!!

  • HS kim Oct 02, 2013

    I dropped by dealer shop to make additional key. They charged me $15. Vehicle registration and ID are required to make the additional key. Check out your close local Hyundai dealer. Good luck!

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    Janet Patterson Feb 09, 2014

    oh thank you, saved me too!!

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Did you lock BOTH key fobs in the trunk? If so, you'll need to tow/take the vehicle into a Hyundai Service Center (dealership), pay the diagnostic fee. They will tell you a key fob needs to be programmed to open the trunk... then, reprogram your original fobs - sorry.. only solution since the rear seat release is in the trunk (which you can't open them from inside the vehicle.).

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  • sfseals10 May 29, 2011

    You can get in the trunk through by removing the back seat - much easier (and cheaper) than going through the dealer.

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Thank you, "sfseals10". You save my day. Hyundai should do something about this problem with 2008 Elantras.

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

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