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How to Replace Trunk Latch 06-11 Toyota Camry

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How to Replace Trunk Latch 06-11 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2017-10-10

In this video How to remove, install, replace a trunk lid latch on 09 Toyota Camry

  1. step 1 :Removing the Trunk Latch
    • Open the trunk
    • Remove the 13 push clips from the trunk liner with a clip tool
    • Pull the trunk liner off the trunk
    • Disconnect the trunk latch electrical connector
    • Unclip the latch rod from the lock mechanism
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the trunk latch
    • Pull the latch off the trunk
  2. step 2 :Installing the Trunk Latch
    • Feed the latch rod into the trunk
    • Line up the trunk latch
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the trunk latch
    • Connect the trunk latch electrical connector
    • Clip the latch rod to the lock mechanism
    • Close the trunk
    • Test the latch mechanism
    • Line up the trunk liner
    • Push the clips into the trunk liner
    • Close the trunk

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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To remove this carpeted shield on the inside of the trunk lid, there are 13 push clips, all over here. I already removed these. I’m going to continue to remove these here, using the trim clip tool. Just kind of work them under there and pull them right out. I'm just going to put them in the trunk, so I don't lose them. Off with the last clip. This carpet is now loose. I'll slide it off. Slide the emergency handle through it. I'm going to just put it in the trunk, so it doesn't get damaged.

Disconnect the electrical connector at the trunk latch release. There is a control cable that goes to it, or control rod. When you pull this, actually, when you stick the key in the lock cylinder in the trunk, and turn it, that's what pops the trunk. So, we need to remove that. Then just pop the clip off here. Just pull it down, and pop it off. Actually, it fell right out. It sits in here in the grommet, just like that, and then locks. So, I popped it out, and it came right out.

I'm going to remove these. There's two 10 millimeter bolts up here. Get that one loose. Get this one loose. So, hold on to this piece while I remove it. Put the other bolt aside. Slide this out of the deck lid. Let's get this control rod, it has to come all the way out. The turn lock assembly is removed.

Here's the original trunk lock assembly from my vehicle. Here's a brand new one from It is identical. It comes with this rod here, that goes to your lock assembly. It has the emergency handle on it. This is going to fit perfectly in the car. It'll work great for you.

To feed this rod back through the opening. It's going to go up and over here. Take our original bolts, slide them up. I can just see them go up through into the hole. Get this one threaded in. It goes to my ratchet, and get it tight. I'm going to stop. Reconnect the electrical connector.

Go back over here for the control rod. It's going to push into this yellow grommet, and flip it over, and lock it. Close it. I'm going to go pop it. It opened right up.

Reinstall the carpeted cover. Goes on the bottom of the ... the inside of the rear trunk lid. Push it up and over, like that. Just kind of hold it in place. It's pretty light. You can hold it with one hand. I'm going to get one of these push clips caught. Get another one caught, over here, and get one of the bottom ones caught. This middle one's good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

2007 - 2011  Toyota  Camry
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