On a 2007 Avalon, the fob’s trunk release button doesn’t do anything. The trunk release button on the dash works, so the disable button in the glove box isn’t the problem. I tested that to confirm—it works as expected. According to the manual, a Toyota dealer can change the behavior of the remote’s button between several options:
- Hold for 1 second to open trunk (default)
- Press twice to open
- Press once to open
I’m wondering if it was set to “disabled”. This is the regular remote fob, not the integrated “smart key” version. Before I try to deal with a dealer, does anyone know how to adjust this setting?
Do you only have 1 FOB or do both fail to open the trunk . Is this a new problem ?
This car was just handed down from someone who barely used it. We only have one remote, though a second one is expected in a few weeks after it’s retrieved from storage. The one we have didn’t work at all until a battery change.
Maybe you can reprogram the trunk function. Check the owner’s manual for instructions. If you don’t have the manual you can get a PDF version from the Toyota website.
My original post referred to the manual saying a dealer can change the function.
Did you look in the manual to see if you can change it ? Or just wait until you get the other FOB and see if it works for the trunk .
There are a bunch of videos on YouTube about programming a remote for this era Avalon. I have no idea which are the best, but you could watch a few and see if that’s something you want to try. Always be sure you have a reasonably fresh battery in the remote.
Folks, every available online reference that I can find talks about pairing a remote to a vehicle. None of them talk about this specific function. That’s why I asked here.
I am starting to wonder if the problem is just a flaky fob. It has now totally stopped working a couple of times until I remove and re-insert the battery. I have used different batteries, and confirmed with a multimeter that the battery is putting out appropriate voltage.
Try carefully cleaning the contacts that touch the battery. I use a bit of alcohol on a Qtip.
You know that the dealer can change the action of the trunk button, so I’d go there and see if that’s the problem.
Good Grief , Texas being logical again .