Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel (1965-1966) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • 3/8-inch Ratchet
  • 1/2-inch Ratchet
  • 1/2-inch Socket
  • 15/16-inch Deep Socket
  • Small Screw Driver or Punch
Install Difficulty:
  • Easy
  • Easy Project
1. After years of use and abuse from the weather, the trunk lock bezel is pitted and has worn chrome. Replace it with a new Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
2. To start replacing it, open the trunk and remove the two 1/2-inch bolts. Then, slide the trunk latch straight towards the car to remove it from the Mustang trunk lock rod.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
3. Remove the 15/16-inch nut on back of the Mustang trunk lock assembly.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
4. Slide the assembly out through front of the Mustang trunk lid, being careful not to drop the washer or the lock retaining sleeve.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
5. Insert the Mustang key into the lock assembly. Using a punch or small screwdriver, press down on the pin and turn the key clockwise slowly until the pin drops in.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
6. When the pin drops, use the key to pull the Mustang lock assembly out of the bezel. Leave the key in.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
7. Remove the lock rod from old bezel and drop it into new bezel.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
8. Insert the lock assembly into the new bezel and rotate the key counterclockwise until the pin pops up. Remove the key.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
9. Place Mustang lock bezel gasket over back of the new assembly. Be sure to line up the groove with the tooth on the bezel.
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image
10. Insert the assembly into trunk lock hole. Place the Mustang trunk lock retaining sleeve on, followed by the washer and nut. Tighten firmly with 15/16-inch socket.
11. Slide the trunk latch over the trunk lock rod and replace the two 1/2-inch bolts.
12. Your install is now complete. Enjoy your new Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel!
Mustang Chrome Trunk Lock Bezel Install Image