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Old 09-19-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by snoplow View Post
I have not tried going through the back seat yet..I know that the trunk has been closed for about 14 years...I didn't know if there was a rodders trick to popping the lock other than just picking it cuz I don't know how..I do appreciate all of the fast responses.. I will try and pu 'll the back seat apart andvtry to get in that way. Thank you
Once you get it open you can remove the lock, take it apart and remove the small pins from the tumbler. This will allow the lock to be actuated w/any key (or even a screwdriver) but it does retain the look of an operational lock as opposed to removing the entire lock, leaving a hole that is an invitation for anyone to open w/a screwdriver.

If you can find a key that fits the lock, chances are there will be at least one pin you removed from the lock that'll match up to one position on the key (or you can carefully grind one or more of your pins to fit the key). This will allow the "new" key to work as it normally would and will keep someone from casually opening the trunk.

Or once the lock is in your hand, it can be rekeyed for a relatively cheap price compared to having a locksmith come to you or to remove the lock for you.
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