It can't be the valet key because the valet key works the opposite...It opens the doors but not the trunk. That model car has almost like a "double lock" on the trunk. If you put the non-valet key in the trunk keyhole and turn the key all the way to the right and remove the key while turned all the way to the right it will lock and re-lock the trunk to where the valet key will not be able to open it. They made it that way so you can lock pesonal items in your trunk, keep the original key, give the valet the valet key, and the valet cannot open the trunk. You might want to check the lines for the central lock system by the Drivers side door for a leak. That system is ran by a pneumatic pump located under the back seat. Does the key work in the front passenger's door? If so then its probably the actual lock on the drivers side door. Hope this helped you out.AnswerI think you are using the valet key. Answer:Drivers side door is the most used lock so it wears out faster. On my 190-E it seams the key goes in to far and won't work. But I'm willing to bet if you slide the key in slowly and turn it lightly you can get the drivers side door to unlock every time.
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When this happens it is usually one of three things:
1) You have a bad key/lock: If it is not the valet key and the key unlocks other doors this is probably no the case. It is not likely that the tumblers in the lock have worn down but it is possible that the lock is dirty or is not lubricated right. I would first start by spraying WD-40 into the lock and on the locking mechanism that actually locks the door (the claw that hold the door shut) If this does not work then...
2) You have a bad linkage. Inside the door everything is attached and at times it comes apart or dislodged. Sometimes you can have a plastic retaining piece or or attaching piece that has become brittle. You can take off the door panel and get a good idea of how thing work by moving the inside handle or using the power locks. If every thing is connected in the linkage then...
3) You have a bad actuator. This is the actual electronic piece that locks and unlocks the door. I is usually on the inside left bottom (if looking from the inside). It can wear out and allow certain parts of the lock to work (ie key less entry, inside door handle, power locks) while giving difficulties to other part (ie the key) I hope that this helps.
It is a very simple repair, there is a broken spring on the lock. Go to the hardware store and buy a spring that has long ends. You will need to remove the door panel and locate the linkage that comes off the inside door handle and trace it over to the door lock ( it should have a yellow plastic end on it just below the lock) connect one end of the spring to it then the other to the clip that holds the lock in the door this should correct your problem. If the spring is to tight it will prevent the lock from working, readjust the spring and try again.
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I sure this will correct your problem.
regular switch is on lower drivers door panel next to trunk release. secondary is inside the trunk on drivers side mark fuel door release
yes.at the door jam between the drivers seat and the drivers side door on the floor.
It is the door lock button on drivers door. You just hold it longer and the trunk will pop.
There is a trunk release inside the drivers door on the floor
You have to unlock the car doors for the filler cap door to unlock. This means ALL of the doors, not just the drivers.
If its the code for the keyless remote entry, the buttons on the drivers door, The factory set code can usually be found on the right arm of the trunk hinge. Even it the code is changed, the code set at the factory (default) can still be used to unlock the door.
On the driver's door, push and hold the DOOR UNLOCK button until you hear the trunk lid release.
on the floor between the drivers seat and door
shut the door lock and then unlock it again if this doesn't work on ur model leave door open unlock trunk...
Inside the drivers door on the floor is the trunk and fuel door release
Wedge open drivers door, insert rod push unlock button
it doesn't have one. The one for the trunk is in the glove box, dan94z
The trunk release button is located just inside the drivers door on the floor by the seat
if rear side door; unlock and pull handle. if boot lid; pull handle in drivers side door-well (side of the drivers seat) "door open"
It is down on the kick panel in front of the drivers door.
drivers side door in front of pocket console
It should lock and unlock with the power door locks. If it is stuck in the locked position, there is a lever in the trunk on the driver's side behind the carpet that will unlock it.
The trunk release for a Dodge Stratus is to the left of the drivers seat when sitting in the driving position on the floor of the car just inside the drivers door. Pull the lever and you are in.
Check if there is a trunk release lever on the left side of the drivers seat by the gas door release lever.
Unlock with remote or key in door or trunk lid
In the trunk there is a trap door on the drivers side with the on off button.
To unlock the rear door ???just push the unlock button on the drivers side door on the in side and it will unlock all doors and the rear door also. then Just pill on the outside rear door handle and it will open., push the button 2 times to unlock all doors.
Option 1 : Call CAA or a garage Option 2 : Break window Coat hanger trick won't work for you for this car unless you feel lucky and run it between the window and door panel and fish around inside. Option 2 : I used my ford f150 key and jiggled it a bit. Or Option 3: If you can get in your trunk and you have a key less Entry Pad on Drivers Door . If your locked out but can get in your trunk there's a 5 digit # code which when typed into key pad will unlock your car. You might even find the code in owners manual or on inside drivers door. I assure you it's in the trunk, you just need to be able to get into the trunk. Maybe a new FOB?
YES. Enter the unlock code followed by the 5/6 button for the trunk. The 3/4 button for the Drivers door.I don't believe it can be. As far as I know the only way into the trunk is via the glovebox.after you have entered the last digit of your code tap the same # again right after!!