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Hello Guys
I own Kia Optima 2016 SXL.
After changing the license plate lights, the trunk stopped working.
I can't open it with button in the cabin, with the button on the remote key and even with key inserted inside the trunk.
Could anyone please suggest any solution ?

thanks in advance
 

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Maybe the related fuse 'popped' while changing bulbs? Find the related fuse and check it. Don't just look at it, actually test for continuity.
 

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thanks for the answer.The thing is that when I press the trunk open button I can hear sound coming from the trunk. it means that electricity is going through wires. I doubt fuse is all good
 

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I found a similar issue/Solution = to Remove the rear seat and see if the in-the-trunk Cable Release mechanism works.

There was something in another Thread about Key Use triggering the Security System and It messing with Trunk Openings -- but since you're hearing sounds at the Latch I don't know IF that's Still a factor. Ask Dealer Svc IF they know about Re-Setting Security System.

 

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I managed to open with the keys. I took to the repair and they oiled the key. Trunk was opened immediately
 

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Ah Lubrication, it makes the world go 'round!

Might lube the other locks mechanisms while at it....
 
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