<VV> Front Trunk Lock
corvairduval at cox.net
Tue Jun 13 23:37:01 EDT 2017
This works, sitting on lid, but breaking the key should be avoided. A
small crochet hook sometimes will get out the broken piece.
Taking the headlamp assembly out of a late is not so hard, but the foam
seal holding it in will fight you. If you are right handed, take the
left bucket out, if left handed, the right one.
Once out, take a 7/16" wrench inside to remove the striker mounted to
the hood. No screwdriver needed for this operation.
Then make sure the latch will open with the key before you close the
lid. And do the adjusting before replacing the headlamp assembly.
On 6/13/2017 12:33 PM, Marc Sheridan via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Sit on the lid near the lock, then bounce your body weight while turning
> the key. Make sure you have another key to be prepared if you break the key.
> Once you get it open and adjust the latch without the lock so you can open
> it with a screw driver.
> Good luck!
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Art Linden via VirtualVairs <
> virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>> I've got a '66 with a trunk lock that I can't release. Lock turns with
>> the key, but does not release. I've tried pressing hard on the hood,
>> wiggling everything I can, but no release.
>> I'm told that I can get access to it by removing a headlight assembly and
>> feeling my way to the mechanism and hopefully releasing it with a screw
>> Sound complicated. Anyone got any other ideas? Anyone experienced this
>> Art Linden
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