Trunk lock key
This is a great site and provides much needed and appreciated help. My question is about the trunk key...if there is one.
I have read all of the posts, that I could find, about the trunk and opening it with a key. I read where it is a one key system, but not whether that one key should open the trunk as well as the doors and ignition.
I bought my '97 Bird from original owner's estate and rec'd two identical keys, I'm sure that is all they had. These work the ignition and the doors. They will not operate the trunk. From the original window sticker I see that the electric decklid release is listed under standard equipment. Keyless entry is listed as a $190 option on this Bird. Looking into the trunk lock, it looks like it has brass tumblers in there. The keyless fobs work the trunk lock fine as does the remote control under the arm rest.
My 'Owners Guide' on page 95 has a Note: You can open the trunk with your key without setting off the alarm. It does not say if the key referred to is the ignition/door key. Maybe the trunk lock is malfunctioning ? Froze from non-use is doubtful since car was always garaged. Maybe, even though the electric release was standard in '97 the book was not updated and Ford deleted the trunk key. It is unimaginable to me, but a possibility.
Any help in this search for a key is appreciated. Thanks, Mora
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