How to open a trunk with release bar that was reassembled wrong


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How to open a trunk with release bar that was reassembled wrong

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I lost my key. I started to disassemble the trunk lock to take it to a locksmith. I realized the gas lid would be easier. I reassembled the trunk lock, but I most likely did it wrong, with the bar over the lock release arm thingie.

Even worse, I removed my gas lock and laid it in the trunk, and while putting tools away I closed my trunk. So now I can't even use the gas lock to get a key made.

I found an old post about using a coat hanger to pull the bar down, but I think the bar is pressing against the lock mechanism. I've been trying for hours, with no results.

Is light destruction my only option now? I've started shopping used trunk lids while eyeballing my hole saw.


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Re: How to open a trunk with release bar that was reassembled wrong

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oakback wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:50 am I lost my key. I started to disassemble the trunk lock to take it to a locksmith. I realized the gas lid would be easier. I reassembled the trunk lock, but I most likely did it wrong, with the bar over the lock release arm thingie.

Even worse, I removed my gas lock and laid it in the trunk, and while putting tools away I closed my trunk. So now I can't even use the gas lock to get a key made.

I found an old post about using a coat hanger to pull the bar down, but I think the bar is pressing against the lock mechanism. I've been trying for hours, with no results.

Is light destruction my only option now? I've started shopping used trunk lids while eyeballing my hole saw.
I've done it before, but not by destroying the light. Instead I went through the front of the trunk wall, drilled a hole and used that to first remove the screws on the plastic cover, then actuate that bar to open the lid. Once the bike is back together, you can't see where I drilled the hole (I sealed it up, but you still can't see it).
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Re: How to open a trunk with release bar that was reassembled wrong

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That's great. How is the passenger backrest attached?

Edit: nevermind, I suppose I can go in below the backrest
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Re: How to open a trunk with release bar that was reassembled wrong

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After cutting a hole and working through that for a while, I realize it was much easier to unscrew the latch screws rather than try and remove the panel tonrelease that bar. But I got it all squared away, thanks again.
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