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Rear hatch just purchased 1986 firebird.someone has tampered with hatch key cylinder. key worked for two days, now not at can I open the hatch to replace key cylinder Thansk Chuck

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Press down on lid and have someoen disconnect the fuse to the hatch closer it should open

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