I think enginfineer hit the nail of my problem, just need help fixing it.
My trunk latch won't release. When you hit the button you hear the clunk, I pulled off the center trunk cap and see the little lever go down when I hit the button. After attempting to open, I can press down on my trunk and hear a small click(sound it makes when it locks). I attempted to rip from the trunk body to separate the seal while pressing the button. I think it's free. I put a screwdriver in between the trunk and seals and tried to pry up when I had the lever down on the latch, I wouldn't try this. My guess is that the latch isn't opening up. My question is how does it actually work so I can may pry it open from the inside. I would hate to take this in somewhere to fix it. I would also hate to have to cut it off, but I may end up doing that and getting a new latch. I hit it with a ton of WD-40 in hopes that it will eventually open up, maybe i'll hit it a few times with a hammer. oh yeah, to do all of this, I pulled the interior panel off.
thank you in advance.
2008 scion tc