GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Trunk Lid Lock

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Lid Latch Assembly
  1. Open the trunk lid and disconnect the lock cable latch release cable.
  2.  
  3. Detach the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the latch assembly bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear compartment lid latch.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the latch assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the latch assembly bolts and tighten them to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the electrical connector.
  6.  
  7. Connect the latch release cable.
  8.  

Lock Cylinder
  1. Remove the rear compartment lid lock cable assembly latch.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear compartment lid applique nuts.
  4.  
  5. For the Cutlass only, compress the tabs from the inside of the rear compartment in order to remove the retainers.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear compartment lid applique.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rivets.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear compartment lid lock cylinder and shim. For Malibu, remove the rear compartment lid lock cylinder gasket.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  14.  



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Fig. Remove the rivets (2) and the rear compartment lid lock cylinder (3) and shim. On Malibu, also remove the rear compartment lid lock cylinder gasket (1)

 
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