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Lost Trunk Key by Hop
Started on: 01-13-2014 12:14 AM
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Report this Post01-13-2014 12:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HopClick Here to Email HopSend a Private Message to HopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Lost trunk key. Other than drilling out the lock, does anyone have a solution to opening the trunk lid when pushing the toggle switch on the dash will not release the lock?
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Are you sure you can open up the trunk. mine use to be that someone Had to hold up on the trunk while you push the button. I adjust the rubber bumpers and it worked right ever since.
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Report this Post01-13-2014 12:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HopClick Here to Email HopSend a Private Message to HopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am sure that the lock is not releasing when the switch on the dash is pushed and I have misplaced / lost the key.
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O well then drilling would be the best way that I can think of. Sorry for The misfortune
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no, take the switch out and jump the wires to open it.
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Report this Post01-13-2014 12:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for gtoformulaClick Here to Email gtoformulaSend a Private Message to gtoformulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not the same key as used for the doors?
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Originally posted by mitchjl22: no, take the switch out and jump the wires to open it.


Thank You, will give that a try!

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Report this Post01-13-2014 01:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HopClick Here to Email HopSend a Private Message to HopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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Not the same key as used for the doors?


That is correct, not sure when it happened but when I got the car the door lock and trunk lock keys were different.
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Report this Post01-13-2014 01:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hdryderClick Here to Email hdryderSend a Private Message to hdryderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
"The trunk release is hot at all times so you should be able to pop the trunk as long as you can get in the car. You need to have the parking brake applied for a manual car, or the shifter in Park for an automatic." (from: Bloozberry)


More information on rear lid latch below

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...502-2-085536.html#p0

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If you may have had something in the trunk that got between the latch and the hook, it will insulate the release from ground. Try inserting a similar key into the trunk lock. Clamp a jumper cable to the key then clamp the other end underneath to a portion of the frame and try the trunk release. I've seen that happen twice. Once with a shop cloth being laid on the latch hook and another with a plastic garbage bag.
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Report this Post01-13-2014 02:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HopClick Here to Email HopSend a Private Message to HopEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by hdryder:

"The trunk release is hot at all times so you should be able to pop the trunk as long as you can get in the car. You need to have the parking brake applied for a manual car, or the shifter in Park for an automatic." (from: Bloozberry)


More information on rear lid latch below http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...502-2-085536.html#p0


Thank You Sir, What a GREAT write up!!!

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