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  • Offline rpeters549   us

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    Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    on: Jan 29, 2018, 01.05 am
    Jan 29, 2018, 01.05 am
    Came home from work and unlocked the rear trunk to remove items.  Key would NOT come out.  I ended up fighting it for a while and eventually taking the trunk in to the house to figure out how to remove the key.  Every time the key is turned to the 'release' position, it locks up in that spot.  The tab that comes up to engage the handle stays down and it all appears 'seized' up.  Moving the handle moves the electrical connector no problem, so that does not appear to be the issue.

    I lubed up the visible sliding portions and it appears to have had no effect.  I spent 15 minutes re-installing the trunk on the bike.

    Thoughts?

    The 'tab' is not jamming on the box that I can see (that was my first thought).  Very frustrating because I have to be able to lock that puppy.
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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2018, 04.15 am
    Jan 29, 2018, 04.15 am
    Hose it down with WD-40!!!!  Worth a try....
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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2018, 04.29 am
    Jan 29, 2018, 04.29 am
    Did that. It still fought me even though I did get it installed.
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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2018, 08.46 am
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    Hmm, could someone have tried to break into your top box, don't suppose you noticed any signs of damage before you inserted the key?
    Apart from lubrication and maybe being able to insert a very thin feeler gauge type of pick tool along side the key, to try and work out what's binding, I can't think of anything else.

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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 2018, 12.03 pm
    Jan 29, 2018, 12.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by rpeters549 [+]


    I lubed up the visible sliding portions and it appears to have had no effect.  I spent 15 minutes re-installing the trunk on the bike.

    Thoughts?


    I use Chainwax as my 'penetrating oil' for the obvious reasons.  A strange issue to say the least.  I briefly had a problem with the lid closing correctly; no obvious obstructions and the issue corrected itself.  Have had a 'water leak' issue with my Sprint starboard factory case for a few years now, although intermittent.  Lid closes with a 'hiss' so the seals seem to be good.  I just open it from time to time and empty/air out as necessary.

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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2018, 03.07 pm
    Jan 29, 2018, 03.07 pm
    *Originally Posted by SprintST1050 [+]
    I use Chainwax as my 'penetrating oil' for the obvious reasons.  A strange issue to say the least.  I briefly had a problem with the lid closing correctly; no obvious obstructions and the issue corrected itself.  Have had a 'water leak' issue with my Sprint starboard factory case for a few years now, although intermittent.  Lid closes with a 'hiss' so the seals seem to be good.  I just open it from time to time and empty/air out as necessary.
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    I would vote for almost any chain lube that isn't too messy.  Years ago I put motorcycle chain lube in a padlock that hung on an outside gate and it was easy operate years later, and I'm sure many more after I left the company.  The stuff is water resistant enough it doesn't get degraded by rain getting in there and corroding up the pins.
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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 2018, 04.10 pm
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    +1 on any type of good chain lube

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    Re: Anyone had the key get STUCK in the trunk lock?
    Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2018, 05.55 pm
    Jan 29, 2018, 05.55 pm
    Liquid lubricant in locks is generally ill-advised. Dirt sticks to it and makes the lock worse over time and/or the sticky mess it creates inside the tumblers as the lubricant dries out causes problems. Dry graphite is generally what locksmiths use to lubricate a lock tumbler.
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