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Lock I need to remove the trunk lock on my 98 sunfirs to have it rekeyed

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  • albriscoe Oct 22, 2008

    Key does not turn in trunk lock. For a repair tech, it'll cost 100, if I take the lock out it'll cost 25.

    This is a nobrainer eh! (I'm Canadianeh!)

    Thank you,


  • albriscoe Oct 23, 2008

    Well, I gave a good look, but can't see any type of clip to slide off. There is a plastic thingamajig attached somehow to the end of the lock assembly, and what appears to be slides or something on each side, but no clip. I have a feeling the slide thingees are or could be instrumental in getting the lock out, but nothing I've done with them appears to release the lock assembly.

    But...thanks anyway eh!




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Open trunk look on inside of trunk lid where lock is .you will see a clip ,just slide off clip remove lock

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Customer's exact description:i need to get into trunk key is inside how can i remove back seats from 89 bmw

Discussion: The customer suggests a that removing the rear seat might be the solution.

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