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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject:  No trunk lock key? Reply with quote

I had an '05 base Impala, and the only way to open the trunk was by the button on the dash, or with the remote. The key would go into the lock, but it would not turn.

That car met an abrupt end with a deer at 55 mph a couple of weeks ago. We replaced it with another, much nicer, '05. Also a base model. Its trunk lock behaves the same way. Open it with dash button or remote. Key will go into the lock, but will not turn.

I read a review on our cars, and one reviewer complained about there being "no trunk key available." His was an '05 model.

So... Is this by design somehow? Or have I just hit on a funny coincidence? I'd like to be able to open the trunk with the key, if the remote should happen to fail. I can replace the lock if that's the issue.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The trunk key on mine always works. Maybe the lock cylinder are known for going bad?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject:  Re: No trunk lock key? Reply with quote

DHag wrote:
I had an '05 base Impala, and the only way to open the trunk was by the button on the dash, or with the remote. The key would go into the lock, but it would not turn.

That car met an abrupt end with a deer at 55 mph a couple of weeks ago. We replaced it with another, much nicer, '05. Also a base model. Its trunk lock behaves the same way. Open it with dash button or remote. Key will go into the lock, but will not turn.

I read a review on our cars, and one reviewer complained about there being "no trunk key available." His was an '05 model.

So... Is this by design somehow? Or have I just hit on a funny coincidence? I'd like to be able to open the trunk with the key, if the remote should happen to fail. I can replace the lock if that's the issue.


i have an 01 it doesnt work either try some wd40 or some kind of spray grase havent done it on mine but did it to my front door lock when i couldnt get the key to turn and now it work like new(its a lock from the 60's or somethin lol) sometimes the "gears" inside get all dried out and stick or jam might work ?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Don't use WD40,dirt and gunk will stick to it and end up mucking up the lock.
If you have the lock cylinder out,just wd40 to clean it but wipe it all off and if you want to lubricate it then go to the parts store and get lock lube.
It's generally fine graphite,it will lubricate the wedge's without trapping the muck.
Car locks are made differently than house/other locks generally.
Instead of round type pins that the key slides across the top of,they use wedges in which the key slides into.

I have some lock cylinders and wedges around here somewhere that I keep for repinning ignition keys if you would like a visual of what's inside the lock.

I believe the Impala locks are this type,and not the pin design.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine you have to pull the key out just a little then turn
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

DefEddie wrote:
Don't use WD40,dirt and gunk will stick to it and end up mucking up the lock.
If you have the lock cylinder out,just wd40 to clean it but wipe it all off and if you want to lubricate it then go to the parts store and get lock lube.
It's generally fine graphite,it will lubricate the wedge's without trapping the muck.
Car locks are made differently than house/other locks generally.
Instead of round type pins that the key slides across the top of,they use wedges in which the key slides into.

I have some lock cylinders and wedges around here somewhere that I keep for repinning ignition keys if you would like a visual of what's inside the lock.

I believe the Impala locks are this type,and not the pin design.


i didnt know car and house locks were different ?/ or that stuff sticks to wd40 disregard my post........... unless you have the same problem at your house Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

These are wedge style pins in the baggies up top.
Had to key a new ignition cylinder yesterday and snapped this pic when I remembered this thread.



The key goes through the center of the pin,as opposed to riding on the key.
It offsets the wedge depending on the wedge number and the cut on the key position.
Offhand on the keys i've cut at work on Fords and building the cylinders,they generally have 7-8 cut positions on any one key.
They aren't as fun the pick as home pin style,and generally use a different style pick. I've had good luck with various rakes and double balls. Diamonds pwn me.

On the WD40,it cleans well but it's also tends to hold dirt.
I used a white lithium type grease when rebuilding them and also have a spray style same stuff but thinner.
Seems to not build up dirt as much.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

funny this topic came up.. my 01 has the exact same prob w/ the trunk. i can open it with the remotes, dash button, and safety release from inside. key=no.. i thought that maybe it was wrecked way b4 i got it and someone maybe replaced the trunk lid, but seeing this, im thinkin otherwise..

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject:  Mine was the key Reply with quote

I had this same problem when i bought my 04 used. The ignition and trunk key is the same, but would not open the trunk. Had a new key cut from the key code and it worked on the trunk as well as the ignition. It seems the trunk lock is more sensitive than the ignition.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

having the same problem, except my key will not go all the way into the lock, i thought that maybe needed a different key, which i didn't get, icannot puch the key in very far it just stops like it don't belong
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

For the people that can get the key into the trunk, but it doesn't turn, does the key work on the doors? The ignition cylinders on these cars fail and get replaced. I know I didn't bother to get the ignition and locks matched, so I carry around 2 keys. I can't imagine my car is the only one like this.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yup, just like any other GM lock cylinder. Mine is faulty too. Laughing Bad part is, is that it's riveted in place so it's kind of a bitch to replace.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

spray some graphite in it. it may be seized from never being used.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yup, just like any other GM lock cylinder. Mine is faulty too. Laughing Bad part is, is that it's riveted in place so it's kind of a bitch to replace.


A center punch and a drill will get it out in about five minutes flat. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Inferno03LS wrote:
spray some graphite in it. it may be seized from never being used.


Or anything like rustcheck. Salt gets in them and if they are not used they freeze up.
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