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I found it to my surprise today that you do not need to have a key to pop open the back trunk lid with the pushbutton on the exterior of the car for some reason I thought you would've had to have a key present to open the trunk fromThe exterior. Yes the car was unlocked !
 

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I found it to my surprise today that you do not need to have a key to pop open the back trunk lid with the pushbutton on the exterior of the car for some reason I thought you would've had to have a key present to open the trunk fromThe exterior. Yes the car was unlocked !
Was your key IN the car? It doesn't open if your key is NOWHERE around (at least, it SHOULDN'T)... but if it's in your car it should pop open without the key necessarily in your pocket.
 

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If the car was unlocked as you said, I'm not at all surprised that it opened. My Ram came with a locking tailgate that locks/unlocks with the rest of the doors. I have an aluminum roll cover that locks on it and, if the truck is unlocked, I can open the tailgate and access the bed. Seems similar in my mind.
 

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Then why do we have a trunk button on our key. It should be separate. it is not a minivan!
LOL I can't answer that. Now that I think of it, my wife's Durango is the same way. I can walk out to it in the garage and, with it unlocked, open the lift gate. It has a button on the fob I use all the time when we're leaving the grocery store and approaching it. I pop the lift gate and let it open as I'm walking up so I don't have to wait once I get to it.
 

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I appreciate the feature. I can run out to my car and get my gear out of the trunk without needing to have the key in me when the car is unlocked.:)
 

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If it's unlocked, the whole vehicle is open and available. Seems the trunk would be the least of your worries.
 

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if the vehicle is unlocked, the entire vehicle can be accessed, except the manually locked glove compartment.
the truck lid button does not directly operate the latch. it is merely an input to the BCM (body control module), which controls the latch motor using an internal HSD (high side driver). once the BCM receives a "lock" request, it ignores the trunk lid switch input.
 

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All us Goodfellas here in Jersey appreciate this feature. If you know what I mean? Forgetaboutit!
You need paint protection film on the top of the rear bumper. This way you don't scratch anything dragging the bodies out LOL. The zippers do a lot of damage.
 
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why in the hell would you ever leave your car unlocked when you are not there??? I didn't always live in the city, grew up in rural Pennsylvania and we would still lock the doors even though there was no one around 99% of the time. It's just inviting trouble IMO
 

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why in the hell would you ever leave your car unlocked when you are not there??? I didn't always live in the city, grew up in rural Pennsylvania and we would still lock the doors even though there was no one around 99% of the time. It's just inviting trouble IMO
I only do inside the closed garage while I am usually taking groceries in. A lot of times I will close the trunk and then go out later to get my gear and then lock it up for the night.
 

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And I'm the complete opposite I've been known to leave my truck running when I go to Walmart in the wintertime is just so it'll stay warm .
My car is safe enough in the driveway, but to leave a vehicle that actually runs in WalMart parking lot running is like the biggest sign of trust ever! o_O
 

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And I'm the complete opposite I've been known to leave my truck running when I go to Walmart in the wintertime is just so it'll stay warm .
You can exit the car with the car running and key in your pocket and lock the door via FOB or door button. I've done this plenty of times in my last challenger and the hellcat, like running inside a gas station real quick to get something.

If you don't want your trunk opened, lock the car. If the car is unlocked they can get into your trunk AND doors, lol.
 
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