I have a 73 XR-7 that has the spare tire lock. I have a new trunk mat to replace the torn one, and when I unlocked the spare tire to remove it, the lock wont come off. The key does unlock it, where it just spins. I have tried pulling up on it as I turned it, to no avail.
I have even "gently" tapped it with a dead blow, in case something is sticking.
I do not want to cut it off, and ideas?