[V6-12v] Trouble with 10-Year-Old Trunk(Boot) Lid Lock

Tom Christiansen tomchr at ee.washington.edu
Wed Sep 1 15:55:50 EDT 2004

At 12:35 PM 9/1/2004, Gary E. RAFE, Ph.D. wrote:
>My question has to do with tumbler of the lock -- I'd really like
>*not* to have to use the (new) key that comes with the new
>Ideally, I'd like to "reprogram" the tumbler of the replacement
>lock to match the original tumbler.
>Is that possible, and if so, how to do it?
>It seems to me, also, that when I pull the tumbler out of the new
>replacement, I should be able to simply re-insert the original
>tumbler in its place.

I would think it's possible to reprogram the new lock cylinder to 
accommodate the old key. But I don't know for sure.

According to Bentley you are supposedly able to remove the lock cylinder 
with the key inserted.

1) Insert key.
2) Remove circlip on the back side of the lock assy.
3) Remove latch foot, pivoting spring, and coupling piece (the three parts 
held in place by the circlip).
4) Assembly is reverse of removal.

At least that should make it possible to exchange the new cylinder for the 
old one.


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