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Old 09-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Angry Car side driver lock broken. Locked out, help!

So there is damage the my key FOb and because of this I've been using my key to unlock my door manually for a couple months now. This morning I went out to my car to go to work and when I inserted my key and turned I felt no resistance. I can turn my key 90 degrees in either direction but nothing happens. I looked it up and this seems to be a common issue, something about a metal rod breaking in the lock's actuator. Here's where my problem starts. I called AAA thinking they could just come and unlock my door and I'd just have to drive around without the ability to unlock my door, no big deal. But when AAA came out thy were unable to get my door unlocked. They tried reaching in with a metal pole and just pulling the inside handle (which has worked previously when I locked my keys in the car) but when they did this nothing happened. So they tried again on the passenger side and still nothing! I'm able to open my trunk but My rear seats do not fold down from the trunk area so I don't know what to do. Help advice!?
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