2000 Sonata, how to open the trunk lid with a key?

I canít open my 2000 Hyundai Sonataís trunk lid only with a key. Do you know how to set the trunk lid to make it possible to be opened by the key?
BTW: The trunk lid can be opened by the lid release lever inside the
car.
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cwting wrote:

It sounds to me like you're trying to open your trunk with the valet key. This is identical to a standard key but has two small cutouts at the tip. It's intentional to prevent a parking attendent from stealing out of the trunk. To complete the treatment, there's a physical toggle switch on the trunk latch assembly that prevents the lever by the driver's seat from opening the trunk, too.
When I bought my 2000 Sonata a few months ago, the seller only gave me one key -- the valet key. When I thought about it, I realized that with only this key, it was possible for me to lock myself out of the trunk if I flipped that toggle. In that event, the only way back into the trunk would be either with a blowtorch, or by ripping apart a rear seat back.
I quickly got myself to a Hyundai dealer who made me an original key on a computerized key cutter, from a digital pattern. At $12 each, I bought two of them.
A later discussion with a locksmith revealed that the crafty dude is able to make a "real" key from the valet key -- the locksmith can ascertain how to modify the profile in order to create a standard door/ignition key.
Richard
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"Richard Steinfeld" wrote: > cwting wrote: > > I canít open my 2000 Hyundai Sonataís trunk lid only with a > key. Do > > you know how to set the trunk lid to make it possible to be > opened by > > the key? > > > > BTW: The trunk lid can be opened by the lid release lever > inside the > > car. > > > > It sounds to me like you're trying to open your trunk with the > valet > key. This is identical to a standard key but has two small > cutouts at > the tip. It's intentional to prevent a parking attendent from > stealing > out of the trunk. To complete the treatment, there's a > physical toggle > switch on the trunk latch assembly that prevents the lever by > the > driver's seat from opening the trunk, too. > > When I bought my 2000 Sonata a few months ago, the seller only > gave me > one key -- the valet key. When I thought about it, I realized > that with > only this key, it was possible for me to lock myself out of > the trunk if > I flipped that toggle. In that event, the only way back into > the trunk > would be either with a blowtorch, or by ripping apart a rear > seat back. > > I quickly got myself to a Hyundai dealer who made me an > original key on > a computerized key cutter, from a digital pattern. At $12 > each, I bought > two of them. > > A later discussion with a locksmith revealed that the crafty > dude is > able to make a "real" key from the valet key -- the locksmith > can > ascertain how to modify the profile in order to create a > standard > door/ignition key. > > Richard
I cut a key from the Hyundai dealer today, it is the master key for my car, but it is still not work. Can I just reset someting in the car if I want to open the trunk by a key?
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cwting wrote:

Does the key turn the lock tumbler -- in other words, can you rotate the key in the lock or does it refuse to turn?
BTW: in the case of my own 2000 Sontat, I had a strange experience that was almost the opposite -- the cable release refused to open the latch for a day, and then came back to life. I could not determine what made it fail, no matter what I tried. This bothers me. Intermittant failures are the bane of everyone who fixes things.
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