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Old 10-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Hey so i bought a 74 camaro for 1300 from a meth head on sunday and he lost the keys. The reg was in his name so i know it wasnt stolen and the motor, trans, and rear are all in super good condition, but he busted the ignition to start it for me and while i think i may have the ignition issue resolved, i cant get into the trunk. Seeing as how i cant open it to replace the lock cylinder, i am going to have to drill it. Ive never done this before and i want to make sure that i do it right. How do i do it? Just grab my drill and go to town on it?
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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Yes hit it on center, dont drill it too deep. Use the replacement cylinder as a guide to let you know how far you can go on the drill depth.
Use a drill bit depth collar to controll drill depth or real DIY stuff use electrical tape on the bit.
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i already drilled the hell out of it, and couldnt get it out. Instead i reached in through the holes behind the backseats and used a screwdriver to press down the tab for the trunk latch. Its open now, but how do i change the lock out now?
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Disconnect the linkage @ the rear of the cylinder.
Pull the tension U clip & remove the cylinder.
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