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Where to get rear trunk locking mechanism for '93 turbo

My trunk won't open (too much stuff in there caused the problem) and the Toyota dealer says the only way to access the trunk is to drill out the lock cylinder but no replacement parts are available from Toyota or their aftermarket suppliers.

So, does anyone know where I can get a trunk locking mechanism?
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The key-way for the lock is filled with (what my locksmith calls) shims. These shims are arranged in a mannor that matches your key. If you gave a locksmith a used one or three he could rebuild that part to match your existing key.
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There are plenty of used ones from parted out cars here on the forum, it'd have to be re-keyed though.

Keep in mind if you lock the trunk with the master key you cannot unlock it with a valet key or use the trunk opening lever inside the car, you have to use that master key to get it to unlock.
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The key-way for the lock is filled with (what my locksmith calls) shims. These shims are arranged in a mannor that matches your key. If you gave a locksmith a used one or three he could rebuild that part to match your existing key.
It's actually not hard at all to re-key yourself, and there are probably enough of the right size "shims" already in there to get at least 4 or 5 (out of about 8 if I remember right) to line up. Simply leave out any that you can't match. It won't be *quite* as secure / will be easier to pick... but how many people do you think are really trying to pick your trunk lock?


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Have you tried pulling on the trunk release lever while another person pulls up the trunk lid? Should release if the cable is attached properly
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