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Old 01-03-2008, 06:15 AM   #1
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Is it a common problem for the metal to fatigue and the trunk lock actually rip the metal apart? I had to pop rivit a piece of metal under the lock to put it back on the lid.

The existing bracing felt awful flimsy. I use to be a welder and to me it just didn't feel like it was heavy enough for the job it'* supposed to do.

It'* a 98 Bonneville SE

If you haven't looked at yours lately, I would.
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yes, it is quite common.
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Has it been redesigned yet?

The bracing felt about as stong as an aluminum pie pan to me. Pretty inadequate.
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My '97'* trunk lock has been broken for about a year now. I used a piece of solid scrap metal, drilled a couple of holes and made a backing plate. It was a little rough getting the nuts on the bolts but once that was done it'* been solid.....
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Mine feels pretty sturdy. Is this just a 96-99 issue?
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Must be. I looked at mine too the other day, and it'* as solid as a rock.
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I don't know if it'* specific to the 96-99'* but I can tell you that the sheet metal where the lockset mounts to was what failed. It broke on the drivers side just about where the mounting screw was attached.
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