Drilling out cylinder lock


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DonnieRay
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Drilling out cylinder lock

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Do I need to drill out cylinder lock to get my trunk lid open? I have key, turn it and nothing happens.



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In another post you mentioned turning the key to the left and nothing happens. Have you tried turning it to the right? If not, I suggest trying that prior to drilling the lock out.
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I cant remember which way if its left or right. Turn the key and then reach under the trunk and pull the handle to manually open the trunk. Turning the key will just not pop the trunk. And the key only turns so far in the lock.

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In a normally working trunk, you can turn the key clockwise and then utilise the three handles beneath the trunk to open both the trunk or saddlebags as desired. Or you can turn the key anti-clockwise to "pop" the trunk. If you haven't utilised the anti-clockwise method for a long time, it might well be very stiff, so you will need to apply some judicious force and patience. If the key turns in the lock, I doubt it is the lock at fault. It sounds like something has come adrift in the mechanism which controls the trunk and saddle bags. See this useful item WingAdmin has added, it might save you a lot of time and money viewtopic.php?f=14&t=23051

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Re: Drilling out cylinder lock

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It looks like you are talking about the GL1800 but it is hard to say.
Anyway, it appears that you may not have an owners manual, take a look at these excerpts from the GL1800 and GL1500 owner's manuals.
GL1500 Trunk


GL1500 Trunk


GL1800 Trunk


You will notice that unlike the GL1500, the key will not open the trunk but it does lock or unlock it.
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brettchallenger wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:52 pm
Or you can turn the key anti-clockwise to "pop" the trunk.
This would be in a GL1500 trunk. In the GL1800, a turn anti clockwise locks the mechanism for the trunk and saddlebags.
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I see it's been a while since his question. :shock:

Just mentioning in case...
Have you pressed down on the trunk lid while turning the key?
There just might be something jammed in the latches, glove, scarf, plastic bag, etc..

DO let us know, we're a curious bunch.

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