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Old Oct 30th, 16, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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78 trunk

I put the key in turned it to unlock, key turned but didn't unlock. Now key won't turn back and trunk won't open. Any suggestions?
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Old Nov 12th, 16, 05:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 78 trunk

May try to shoot some PB Blaster in the slot. Use the little straw from a carb cleaner.. Then get a heat gun and heat the key up to see if it will turn loose. If that doesn't work. You may have to pull the rear seat out and try to unlock from in side the trunk. I have had to do that several times through the years on different cars. A really long straight slot screw driver was the tool I used to get into the lock from the back side. I don't remember if camaro's have an open slot in the back of the lock but it probably does. At least you might have some luck with the PB blaster and since the key is turned to the unlock position the lock may pop with a little nudge from inside the trunk. Good luck...
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Old Nov 12th, 16, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Might try pressing down on lid while turning key.
There is a slot in the latch, but it has the link from the lock in it. So use a 3/16 flat blade after crawling in and removing the lock holder, push out the lock, then turn latch.
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