1992 Volvo 940GL trunk locked

Discussion in 'Volvo 940' started by ?????, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. ?????

    ????? Guest

    I have a Volvo 940GL (1992 model year). I have recently locked the
    (horizontal key position so it is not on central locking system). Now
    the key will
    not turn in the socket and the trunk is of course locked for good.
    I found one reference on the net for a similar problem, suggesting
    that the latch for
    the trunk lock got stuck. They said the thing to do was to go through
    the ski hutch
    and remove plastic panel that covers the latch, then unscrew the

    So far, I have made proper length extenders for my screw and socket
    bits, and I
    unscrewed all the screws I could see (for on the bottom panel and six
    on the top
    panel). Unfortunately, neither panel budges at all when I tug on them.

    Can anyone describe in detail how to remove the lock mechanism in the
    of a 1992 940GL. It would be particularly helpful if you had
    suggestions for how to
    do this from the ski hutch point of view.

    P.S. I went to one mechanic who said he could do nothing and the other
    said he
    was to busy. I need to open the trunk soon so I have no choice but to
    try on my own.
    Please do not suggest going to a locksmith or a mechanic.
    ?????, Apr 19, 2008
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    Mar 23, 2018
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    I know this is an old post,but this happend to me today,the handle for the trunk broke and i tried opening it through the hole behind the seat.i thought about just prying it open but i didnt want the trunk not to latch after. Best bet since its a 26 year old car and hell its not a show car. Remove license plate and drill a hole below the left side of the handle big enough to get needle nose pliers in and pull down on the rod that runs up to the handle. Took about 5 minutes .
    Chad, Mar 23, 2018
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