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Chevy Cavalier trunk lock

1996 Chevy Cavalier. Key turns in lock. However, can't unlock. There appear to be two cables that should be connected in some way. How to connect and where can I find diagram of how this should look?

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    i have a 96 cavelier! at first,the truck wiuld not latch when closing.then i replced the latch itself.now the key turns in the lock,but it wont open.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    The cable that opens my cavalier trunk isnt connected to anything on the latch. I took the latch off and i cant figure out where it goes.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    My trunk is open and won't lock shut.  I have had it ratchet strapped down from the inside all winter and now it's warm enough to try and fix it.  Any ideas?

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Try gaining access by removing rear seat. You can then unbolt lock mechanism, using a couple of long extensions. Once you get in there it should be easy to figure out whats what!

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