When I bought my '87 it came with the key for the trunk lock stuck in the cylinder and turned 90 degrees. The deck lid was held shut with a bungee cord. Though I haven't sorted out the clutch problem yet, I figured it was time to try to get the trunk lock problem resolved.
I managed to get the lock out without much trouble (after consulting the FSM). I finally figured out why the key wasn't turning. In the pic below, you can see that the metal piece that covers the springs for the ... well, I don't know what they're called, the tumblers? ... anyway, you can see that the silver metal piece at 6:00 in the pic is bent and the pot metal at about 9:00 is busted and bent up. The silver metal piece was jammed up in the broken area and wouldn't turn. I gently pushed it back into place and was able to turn it to the point where I could remove the key.
My question is this: short of buying new door and trunk locks or having it professionally repaired, is it reasonable to think I could get a good donor lock and use the externals from that lock along with the guts from this one to avoid having to re-key or replace everything? If so, can anyone explain how this lock comes apart? I know there's gotta be some secret to simply push the right thing and let it all slide apart, but I don't know that secret.
Thanks for any help or advice! If you can supply me with a good donor lock at a very reasonable price (remember, it doesn't need to have a key or anything, just not be FUBAR like mine) please contact me privately.
1987 Fiero Coupe (Notchback) 2.5L 5-speed
1 of 4,458 Fieros in Bright Blue Metallic
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