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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Mon, Oct-12-2009, 04:28:08 AM   #1
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Default VIS CSL Trunk lock fitment issue

I just installed a VIS CSL truck and the lock fitment is terrible. It's sunken into the trunk very far and it's off to one side. When adjusted properly in the keyhole there is considerable pressure on the fiberglass. The mounting hole does not have enough space to oval out to proper adjustment either.







Has anybody with a VIS trunk seen this issue and resolved it? If so, how?

Also, does the gap between the trunk and the body appear excessive?

Thanks for any help or advice.
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i know a way to align the key cylinder to fit in the center of the hole. but... the opening itself just looks awful. the opening is not even a circle. that means the grommet may have issues trying to stay on.
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i know a way to align the key cylinder to fit in the center of the hole. but... the opening itself just looks awful. the opening is not even a circle. that means the grommet may have issues trying to stay on.
I can rework the hole to look like a circle, I didn't get that far because of how poorly the lock lines up. Once I have the lock close to the center, I'll fix the hole. What do I do to get the lock closer to center?
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I can rework the hole to look like a circle, I didn't get that far because of how poorly the lock lines up. Once I have the lock close to the center, I'll fix the hole. What do I do to get the lock closer to center?
what i've done in the past is to cut out the bracket that holds the key lock cylinder. once its cut out, locate it centered in the hole. use some tape to hold it in place, then use some epoxy or fiber glass to secure it back on the back side of the trunk.
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i had the same issue when i installed my VIS. I had to dremel some fiberglass out of the way so that the cylinder can sit flush with the trunk
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what i've done in the past is to cut out the bracket that holds the key lock cylinder. once its cut out, locate it centered in the hole. use some tape to hold it in place, then use some epoxy or fiber glass to secure it back on the back side of the trunk.
That's a good idea. My only concern would be if I want to the stock trunklid back on the car.
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i had the same issue when i installed my VIS. I had to dremel some fiberglass out of the way so that the cylinder can sit flush with the trunk
I dremeled the mount as much as I could. The problem is that the mount was not properly placed from the factory. It's too far away from the trunk itself. I suppose I could cut the base off, get it in the right place, and reglass it into place.

Now I fully understand why people recommend the real thing.
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after relocating the framing for the key cylinder, the key cylinder should still be able to come out of the framing if and when you decide to go to stock. basicly your just re-alining the entire key cylinder framing since the manufacturer didnt get it right.
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after relocating the framing for the key cylinder, the key cylinder should still be able to come out of the framing if and when you decide to go to stock. basicly your just re-alining the entire key cylinder framing since the manufacturer didnt get it right.
I misunderstood what you were saying originally. So, I should cut out the entire frame, position it properly, secure it in place with tape and cardboard and then glass it?
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what i've done in the past is to cut out the bracket that holds the key lock cylinder. once its cut out, locate it centered in the hole. use some tape to hold it in place, then use some epoxy or fiber glass to secure it back on the back side of the trunk.
Thanks for the tip. Mine is centered but a bit too far in. My lock cylinder needs to come out about 1/4 of an inch. Going to have to give this a try.
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