trunk key for me was a 2nd key, lost it had a locksmith make me a new one....
Or buy one from autozone for like $8.00MadMikeyL said:or buy a lock cylinder and key from someone who is parting out a car and swap it in.
MadMikeyL said:The trunk on all 89-97s is a different key. If you don't have it, you can either get one made up, or buy a lock cylinder and key from someone who is parting out a car and swap it in.
Oh. Didn't know autozone sold them. I'll have to remember that.ShadowDragon said:Or buy one from autozone for like $8.00
I haven't owned any 97s. That makes sense though cause some family members have various 98 fords and they all use the same key for the trunk as for the door, so I guess 97 was the first year of doing that. I stand corrected.rubiconron said:Not completely true!!!!
I have owned several birds (94,95,96,and 97). The trunk key is different for all except the 97. In 97 ford made all the locks on the t-bird operate from one key.
If your key doesn't operate the trunk you could have the trunk lock tumbled to match the rest.
They aren't an MN12 specific part, Ford had those locks in a few cars, there's usually a book next to the trunk locks to tell you what you can use.MadMikeyL said:Oh. Didn't know autozone sold them. I'll have to remember that.
Since I replaced mine (that's why I know you can get one from Autozone), that clip keeps the nut around the cylinder from moving, once you get that off you still have to remove the nut from the back of the cylinder before it will move.Tattler said:The lock retainer for the trunk lock looks like a fair screwdriver would remove it and the little plastic piece from between the license plate lights with very little difficulty, from the outside. Dosn't look secure upon inspection.