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Can't open trunk/engine lid by Jecklen16
Started on: 11-07-2013 02:58 PM
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I have an '85 Fiero GT and someone tried to break into what they thought was my trunk by drilling the lock cylinder right out of the trunk lid. I can see clear through what used to be the lock and though the idiot thief was unsuccessful in getting in, he/she was successful in stopping me from getting to my engine bay at all. I was in the middle of some engine work (distributor replacement) when the thief did this so I cannot use my car until I can get in. I have tried using a clothes hanger to get in but have no idea what I am doing... does anyone have any idea? Again it's drilled straight through.
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Behind the lock is a slot for a screwdriver (where the rod for the lock used to go, which turned the latch mech). Just stick a screwdriver in there and turn, from what I can remember.

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if it was behind the lock cylinder it's gone. he/she drilled all the way through, all i see is fiberglass
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Hmm so maybe the latch is fine. I'll have to look some more in there, all I saw when I looked through were frayed fiberglass fibers.
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Report this Post11-07-2013 03:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jecklen16Click Here to Email Jecklen16Send a Private Message to Jecklen16Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think I may have a model that has a trunk release... or at least used to have a trunk release switch. If that makes a difference to the position of the latch.
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LONG narrow screwdriver

I remember a decklid on a Fiero that I had to use a screwdriver, but that was quite some time ago.
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its toward the bottom right? flat head or phillips?

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Get that LONG flat blade screwdriver jaski suggested and clear away all the debris inside. Take a flashlight and peer inside to locate the slot on the latch mechanism. It's straight back inside the lock cylinder hole. You can see the orientation of the latch slot, which should be vertical. Insert the screwdriver and rotate it back and forth until you feel it slip into the slot, then turn clockwise. The latch slot is in the same position for all models whether or not they have a remote release.
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Originally posted by Jecklen16:

its toward the bottom right? flat head or phillips?



flat head, about 12" long is more than long enough, 1/4" wide blade.

Steve

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