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nredburn 08-06-2012 02:04 AM

Trunk won't open 2009 Versa Hatchback
Has anyone had this problem and solved it. My hatchback won't pop open. It doesn't make noise when unlocking. So i don't know if it's not unlocking or if it is the whole thing. Need Help I have tried everything.

fukuyama310 08-06-2012 03:13 AM

I'm having that same damn problem!! I don't know what it could be. I checked fuses and relays. But I don't seem to be finding a fuse/relay that is labeled TRUNK anything.
I took it to the dealer and they said they were gonna charge me $100 just to look at it.
So I said screw that.
I popped off that little black cap that is on the inside of the hatch and there is a little white lever that you can push to the side and it opens the hatch.

captlapaz 12-05-2013 02:46 PM

hello Fukuyama310,

What was your final solution to the hatch problem. I'm having same thing on my 09 hatch.
From a little bit of searching I found your post. I'm hoping you could give me your best advice on cheapest and easiest fix. I've seen in my searches: passenger side part 80500-ELO18B needs replacing, or you can jump this part electrically, possible blown fuse, bad hatch button, or take to dealer for $350+ fix .
Looking for advice from somebody with direct experience with this.

Thank you, ---getting tired of crawling over back seats to manually open the hatch.

JVersa 12-07-2013 12:07 PM

I had a hatch come through the body shop with the same problems, all the wiring had power running through, but wouldn't activate the mechanism. We just ended up replacing the latch on the deck, problem solved.

Note. This only works if power is running to the mechanism. Power should be checked first. Could be cheaper to fix an electrical problem over replacing components.

haikuginger 12-13-2013 08:57 PM

I actually just fixed this issue on my 2010 HB yesterday. The issue (on mine at least) was that the BCM reads the lock value off the front passenger-side lock actuator to determine whether to open the hatch or not when the button is pressed, and the actuator was telling the BCM constantly that the door was locked, even when it wasn't. I ordered that actuator from, and everything worked again once I replaced it.

The part is 80-500-EL01B. It took me about an hour and a half to do. You'll need to use the service manual, which can be found at this link. The information you'll need to help you replace the actuator starts on BL-166. You'll also need to read through EI-34 and GW-44.

Of course, before you do all that, make sure that this is the issue that's happening. To do that, disconnect the cable from the lock actuator in the front passenger door, and use a paper clip to short the yellow wire to the black wire. If you do that, and the hatch is able to open while it's shorted, that's your issue.

Note that I have the 2010 model with power windows, etc. If you have a different model or trim, I'd suggest you contact the folks at with your VIN; they can make sure you're getting the right part.

haikuginger 05-30-2014 12:53 PM

Turns out that was a temporary fix; the new actuator had the sensor go bad recently. Got a couple wire taps at Theisen's, a rocker switch at Radio Shack, and installed an override in the passenger door panel. Works like a charm now.

Gpatell 08-31-2015 11:41 PM

How did you go about that override?

maestro 11-09-2015 01:56 PM

Trunk actuator latch and remote key open fix
The post on the fix for the trunk not opening problem is several years old. Can anyone confirm that this fix still works? I have a Versa 2009 SL HB and the trunk doesn't open with the keyless entry or using the button latch. Going to try and fix. Can post images and guide but first wanted to get feedback from you guys. Please let me know, especially if the part number is still valid? Thanks.

SpiritAngel14 01-13-2016 03:49 PM

2010 Nissan Versa HB (Trunk won't open)
I'm having the same problem. The outside of the trunk won't open, my horn is not working, and the airbag light is on. I'm not sure if all three are related.

All the fuses and wires look fine. I'm going to take it for inspection and will post any updates.

AmyEAM28 02-09-2016 01:47 AM

Hi everyone! I know this thread began awhile back but I to am having problems with my hatchback pushbutton not allowing me to open the hatch when pressed. I can unlock and lock all for doors with key fob. I used to be able to unlock my car and push the bottom under handle on my hatchback to open it and now i can't. I watched a video about the actuator in the front passage door being the culprit and if changed out that may fix the issue but how do I know for sure this is the problem?

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