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Hi, I locked my key under my rear seat last night and have been trying to pick the lock myself. I can’t get it open. I heard that you could access the rear compartment somewhat with the driver seat off. Now I found a stripped bolt holding it. Super frustrated I don’t know what to do. How would you get a bolt off or get to the rear seat. I’ll eventually have to fix the bolt for maintenance reasons but getting the key is top priority. Hopefully I can reach it once seat is off.
 

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Getting something behind the stripped bolt to apply outward pressure while spinning it would be the first thing to try.

Next step would be drilling the head off the bolt.
 

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1) Get a Dremel and cut a slot across the head for a flat screwdriver.

2) Drill it out. Reverse-thread drill bit if you can find one and you might get lucky if it grips and winds out.

3) EZ-outs or similar screw/bolt extractors.
 

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1) Get a Dremel and cut a slot across the head for a flat screwdriver.

2) Drill it out. Reverse-thread drill bit if you can find one and you might get lucky if it grips and winds out.

3) EZ-outs or similar screw/bolt extractors.
^ These are all good options.

I've also used a chisel on the edge to spin the bolt out.

Stripped socket head opening is better than stripped threads.
 
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