Thanks for the feedback! Although, this morning I was able to open the door from the outside. Not sure why, but cars can be unpredictable, can't they? Still doesn't open from the inside. Checked the "child proof" switch and that's not a problem. I guess I'll try taking the door panel off and see if I can find a solution. Just have to hope I can put it all back together again. Again, thanks for responding.It’s said that if you remove the cover of the rear storage area above the spare tire you can access a manual release lever. If you find a good source for replacing the hand operating switch on the outside please advise
Yeah, my 12v battery went dead and I had to open the hatchback as shown in your picture. Took awhile, poking around to find the release lever, but it's there! Now if I could just get my passenger door to open from the inside.No idea how this works
The subjective cause is that the user switches the child lock button on the door to the "locked" state.. so you will not be able to open the door from the inside out, but only from the outside.Help! The rear door on my Prius won't open from the inside or the outside. Any advice would be appreciated. Candy Crush
Could you post a photo of the inside trunk release?Yeah, my 12v battery went dead and I had to open the hatchback as shown in your picture. Took awhile, poking around to find the release lever, but it's there! Now if I could just get my passenger door to open from the inside.
Hmm, posted a reply to your query, but it's not showing up. I'll try it again. Photo of trunk release wouldn't show much, just a black square hole that you poke your finger into and find a metal tongue that you push to one side to open the trunk. A video will show you much more. Here's a link. If the link doesn't work for you, just Google "How to open hatchback from inside on 2014 Prius." That will take you to the video.Could you post a photo of the inside trunk release?
Oddly enough, I was about to take the rear door panel off to see how to remove the "shell" covering the actuator, but again checked the "child lock" button inside the door, clicking it up and down about a dozen times, and voila! The door opened from the inside! No idea why, except that perhaps the problem was with the "child lock" and not the actuator. Which begs the question, does the actuator control the child lock? I had fiddled with the child lock more than a few times prior to this, always hoping that somehow that would be the problem ...and it was! Maybe. Wonder if anyone else had the same experience.
In case you haven't found it yet. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...dec16f43beb315d848676d7509146fd1&action=click