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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    Today I decided to start preparing my new trunklid for paint, and one of the things I am doing is shaving the lock cylinder. So.... How does it come out? I have the trunk popper off, but it seems as if it is riveted in there. I assume I will need to drill out the rivet to get it out, correct?

    I just want to be sure before I start tearing into it. I'd like to save it just in case someone may need one.
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    its riveted in there. you need to drill it out to get the lock out. once that is done you Pry out the little metal flap that holds the lock cylinder in. 8)
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    Thats what it appeared I had to do, but was unsure just in case there was another way to get it out. Not like thats hard or anything, but just being sure.
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    yeah i know i just did it lucky for me it was the right thing to do
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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    It's really easy to replace... if you drill that rivet out, you can pull that retaining plate out of there, then the lock cyl just pulls strait out.... the electric popper doesn't retain it or anything....

    When you go to put the lock back in, you can just use a small screw to hold that retaining plate in place....

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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    you are gonna fill that hole with metal right?

    i would also get an remote trunk popper.
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    he has a remote trunk popper already
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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    I would rig up some kind of mechanical emergency trunk popper in case the electric one quits working. I was thinking the cable-driven mechanism used in the GP's could be modified and adapted to a mechanical release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat
    I would rig up some kind of mechanical emergency trunk popper in case the electric one quits working. I was thinking the cable-driven mechanism used in the GP's could be modified and adapted to a mechanical release.
    I'm not too worried about that. The rear leather seat that is in my car is also folddown, so if need be, i'm definately small enough to crawl back there to pop it open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick94prix
    i'm definately small
    I heard that from tessa too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z34_nut
    Quote Originally Posted by slick94prix
    i'm definately small
    I heard that from tessa too.
    Yeah yeah yeah, whatever.
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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    hmm. my trun lock cylinder on al 3 of my gps was bolted in. or am i missing something?
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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    Drilled it out, and now i'm stripping the paint in the area to prepare for it to be shaved.

    Thanks fellas.
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    Trunk Lock Cylinder Removal

    usually a freeze olug will fit right in and welded up, it's easier then using sheet metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick94prix
    Drilled it out, and now i'm stripping the paint in the area to prepare for it to be shaved.

    Thanks fellas.
    so really, how are you gonna fill that hole?
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