I am putting my Firebird back together and am having trouble with the trunk lock assembly. I got it installed but it won't work. The rod that goes from the back of the key lock to the latch seems to be binding because of the angle of the rod. The diagram I've seem show the rod as being straight. Is that a correct depiction? I have replaced the back panel and reinstalled the latch bracket and all seem to be in the right location. Any thoughts?
I have seen two types of connectors between the lock and latch. One is the rod but it’s not completely straight, the other has a kind of ball type universal joint that helps it work at the angle between the lock and latch.