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Is it possible to drill out a trunk lock without doing damage to the decklid? My lock stopped working,does not turn at all,and I really don't want to take out the interior,custom with buckets built in the rear -then there is a shelf /bulkhead on the inside of the trunk that I wouldn't be able to get to so I could get to the bolts holding the lock in. I've tried pushing the deck lid down while turning the lock, all the tricks I know.Any other ideas?
 

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maybe take it to a locksmith. :confused0006:
 

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Got a dent puller? :) just screw it in the lock and slap the hammer...NEXT!
 

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If you decide to drill it, be careful. I did one once and the bit caught. It ended up twisting the whole lock in the opening. It is only sitting in thin sheet metal with some slots in it. I wouldn't mind using a slide hammer, unless it was nice paint. A chance of popping some paint loose around the lock.....

Did you try a good lube? Also if you have a key that does not fit to run back and forth in the cylinder sometimes moves the pins differently and will help move a stuck pin.

Of course, all this is assuming the problem is even the lock. It might be a jammed up latch, in which case even if you drilled or otherwise hammered out the cylinder, you would still have the problem..
 
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