View Full Version : Gotta drill my lock out

10-19-2011, 10:15 PM
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?

10-20-2011, 12:49 AM
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.

10-20-2011, 01:03 AM
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?

10-20-2011, 11:15 PM
Disconnect the linkage @ the rear of the cylinder.
Pull the tension U clip & remove the cylinder.