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Old August 17th, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Can i get the trunk of my 69 cutlass convertable open from the inside without a key?

I have no keys for it but i can get inside the main part and i can...wiggle my way into the trunk but idk how or even if you can get it open from the inside.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by krissiibabii View Post
I have no keys for it but i can get inside the main part and i can...wiggle my way into the trunk but idk how or even if you can get it open from the inside.
The end of the lock cylinder has a small rectangular bar projecting from the end of it. This bar (about 3/16" x 1/2" cross section) passes through the lock mechanism and should be visible from inside the trunk. Grab this bar with a pair of pliers and twist counterclockwise (as seen from inside the trunk) to unlatch the latch.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Do you have to lift up then turn or not cuz mine is sticking.
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On two 65 parts cars I had I crawled in the trunk and unbolted the latch from the deck lid.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by krissiibabii View Post
Do you have to lift up then turn or not cuz mine is sticking.
should be able to turn, then lift up. You will probably have to do what TK suggested if it is sticking.
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On two 65 parts cars I had I crawled in the trunk and unbolted the latch from the deck lid.
Ditto, only I've done it on '67's and '69's.
I couldn't fit through the opening in the bulkhead behind the back seat, so, I put together
3 or 4 feet worth of 3/8" extensions (enough to reach the bolts in the catch) with a 7/16" socket.
I reached through and got the socket on the bolts on the catch that way.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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On two 65 parts cars I had I crawled in the trunk and unbolted the latch from the deck lid.
i unbolted the three bolts keeping the trunk to the body but the small piece of metal is still stopping it, what do?
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Old August 18th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Could it be binding? Maybe have someone lightly push down on the lid while you try to turn the lock lever. ---bil
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Originally Posted by krissiibabii View Post
I have no keys for it but i can get inside the main part and i can...wiggle my way into the trunk but idk how or even if you can get it open from the inside.
Who are you planning to kidnap?
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Just remove the back seat and get a extra extra long extension and un do the Bolts-(2) holding the lock mechanism on the inside of the trunk in place.They will fall down in the trunk and the trunk will open. I did it just a while back when my lock broke. Good Luck.
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