We've got a 2002 Toyota Camry LE, the trunk won't open. We've tried the key fob button, the release in the front of the car by the driver side seat, the Emergency pull handle inside the trunk itself and still nothing. Also the key has been tried in the lock on the trunk lid, turning it to the right only bends the key, rather then actually turning to unlock the trunk. Now turning it to the left is for the valet lock, because it has no button in the glove box due to it being an older model, therefore the valet lock isn't the problem. We have tried all the options, except climbing into the trunk, taking off the liner from the inside and accessing the latch. Now once we get said liner off, do we unbolt the latch piece from the trunk lid or is there another way to unlock the latch without disassembling it?
You probably won't be able to unbolt the latch. But there will be a lever that the release cable connects to as well as a lever that the lock actuator connects to. You're probably going to have to use a flat head screw driver (maybe a hammer) and unjam the lock lever.