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This all is getting more complicated than I expected.

I received the Fiat latch.  It is a used latch that has been cleaned up and replated in yellow zinc.  Unfortunately, the plating flakes off.  I also got a latch cover.

My pull wire has a crimped on loop on the end I didn't want to undo so I rendered my old latch unusable getting it off.

The hole for the wire connection doesn't align with the wire tube in my car so I decided I would drill and tap a hole above it and put in a #6 machine screw to attach the loop in my wire.  It took multiple drill bits including 2 cobalt to make the hole and when tapping the hole the tap broke off.

So, I used a piece of safety wire to tie the pull wire to the latch hole and slot.

The moment had come to try it.  That is when I discovered that the post slot in the latch is more narrow than the slot in my old latch and the post on my deck lid is too big.

 

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