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Trunk latch is broken

The trunk latch (upper part) is broken and needs to be replaced. How to you take off the old one and install another? (probably from the pick-n-Pull)

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I have 95 toyoto corolla, its broken trunk latch.. and i want to teplace it... i need advice totake any extra care for to replace by my self... and wher i can get parts and how much cost it would be... cani get parts from Canadian tire? or only from toyoto delar?

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