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Old 02-13-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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Locked Keys in My Trunk with No Spare Key..Please Help!!

Well, I don't have a spare key and i'm pretty sure i locked my keys in my trunk. The whole AAA, police opener with the wedge and the air would break my window (as the window rolls up and down when the door opens and closes.) I've searched some forums but can't find any good answers. Please help!!!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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when i locked my keys in my trunk AAA used the air bladder and the wedge type thing and unlocked the doors via the center console button. I was lucky enough that one of my rear seats was down already so i could crawlin the trunk and get them. if your seats arent down or dont fold down, i really have no idea how your going to get into the trunk even if you get the car unlocked.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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Since you have a coupe, you should be able to force something long and skinny through the gap between the pillar and the driver's side window, and push the trunk release button. It takes patience and care, but can be done. You'll probably need a spotter on the other side of the car with a flashlight so you know "where to aim". It might be easier to hit the master unlock button (it's a bad angle, but is a lot more visible).
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Once you get in the car can't you press the trunk button down by the hood latch?
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks i may try that...do you still need the wedge?
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You shouldn't. Maybe a large screwdriver with some duct tape on the end so it doesn't scratch the window. Make sure not to catch the rubber and tear it.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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It might be easier to hit the master unlock button (it's a bad angle, but is a lot more visible).
That won't work -- the master unlock only enables the inner door handles -- you still have to pull twice, from the inside, to open.
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Once you get in the car can't you press the trunk button down by the hood latch?
Isn't the trunk button disabled once you've locked (w/remote) the car?
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:20 PM   #8
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locksmith......... 70 t0 80 bucks

I also keep my plastic key in my wallet.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:22 PM   #9
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Isn't the trunk button disabled once you've locked (w/remote) the car?
It might be... I'm not sure. Can somebody confirm this?
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #10
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spare key and valet key, in my drawer at my house
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #11
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That won't work -- the master unlock only enables the inner door handles -- you still have to pull twice, from the inside, to open.Isn't the trunk button disabled once you've locked (w/remote) the car?
D'Oh... that's probably true (I was thinking about all the less-than-sophisticated cars I've helped owners break into before). Still, it wouldn't be THAT hard to hit the master unlock button and THEN hook the inside door handle on hte opposite side to give it a couple tugs. I've done worse...
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It might be... I'm not sure. Can somebody confirm this?
master unlock switch is "supposed" to not unlock once the car has been locked by the remote

where are you spare and valet key?
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I don't know, it would seem pretty difficult to actual press that button. It does need some force on it.
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if you lock the car, you cant hit the trunk button, and the reach is too wierd...AAA will use a wedge..it will work..

you HAVE to hit the center button, and pull the inside door handle once to unlock, twice to open..

but only after you hit the center button.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:02 PM   #15
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I did this last week was a pain in the ass..... there are 3 ways to get is

1) Go to the dealer but another key(thats what i had to do)

2) Take a wedge between the decklid and the rear window to push it up some, pull the trunk wwiring harnes out and power the trunk unlock wire(you'll need a wiring diargram)

3) find a rock. Never seen a car a rock couldn't unlock


You can't go through the window, you'll more than likely break the glass. cant wedge the window at all. if you get into the car the trunk button will work even if you don't unlock it with a master key. I called pop a lock and a lock smith and they both laughed at me... It was kinda sad. call your local dealer, if you tow it to them they might be able to get into it.
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D'Oh... that's probably true (I was thinking about all the less-than-sophisticated cars I've helped owners break into before). Still, it wouldn't be THAT hard to hit the master unlock button and THEN hook the inside door handle on hte opposite side to give it a couple tugs. I've done worse...
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OK AAA just came and unlocked the car, the doors are now open but when i press the trunk release button under the dash nothing happens. Im guessing either:

Pop the hood and disconnect then reconnect the battery and hopefully that resets it
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Is there a way to get into the trunk with the seats up?

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Old 02-13-2009, 03:29 PM   #18
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Battery is in the trunk buddy
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:30 PM   #19
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remove one of your rear speakers reach through and let the seat dy via the release handles
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Wow, you guys have some great ideas...Especially ^^^^^^ bondga
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