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Old 04-10-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Great.. Master Keys in Trunk..

Yup. Just happend, luckily I have access to my valet.. Question.. Anyone know of a way to get the trunk open? The inside button doesnt work since the valet key is engaged.. Smart car I guess.. Thats the only master key I have too.. : (
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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oh ****.. i know this is useless but that sucks.

If you find a way please post it. Im always scared thats going to happen to me one day
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:21 PM   #3
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oh ****.. i know this is useless but that sucks.

If you find a way please post it. Im always scared thats going to happen to me one day
Lol.. Im thinkn of drilln thru that ski hole thingy.. or gonna have to shell out for a master key.. fml
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:23 PM   #4
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try putting the valet key in the keyhole located on the trunk. Im not sure but you should be able to just unlock it
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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Lol.. Im thinkn of drilln thru that ski hole thingy.. or gonna have to shell out for a master key.. fml
I think the ski sack thing actually can be punched out with a hammer. I would certainly try that. I saw a 330 at the junk yard one time with a ski sack I was thinking of snagging and retrofitting onto my 330 (without a ski sack) and was studying how hard it might be. Once you got that off, you could release the rear seats with a flashlight and stick. Good luck!
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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try putting the valet key in the keyhole located on the trunk. Im not sure but you should be able to just unlock it
Mmm, I'm pretty sure the valet keys are specifically designed to be unable to open the trunk and glove compartment. OP, will the central lock button work at all (maybe when the car is off)? If you can get everything "unlocked", you should be able to simply open the trunk with the electronic rubber release handle above the license plate.

Also, do you still have the little black plastic repair/spare key? That's not a valet key, and I believe opens everything.

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Ski pass can be knocked out with a hammer. I removed mine so my subs would sound better.
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Mmm, I'm pretty sure the valet keys are specifically designed to be unable to open the trunk and glove compartment. GL.
+1 The whole point of the valet key is that you can turn the car over to a stranger and allow him to drive it while preserving some "off limits" areas, notably the glove box and trunk.
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Have you tried the button on the actual trunk lid?

And is your trunk lock turned sideways (---) or ( | )
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If your master is in the trunk and the car is in Valet mode, the only thing you can do is open the ski pass (If your car is equipped), or pop out a rear speaker and reach for the emergency trunk release.

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And is your trunk lock turned sideways (---) or ( | )

+1 If ( | ) the valet key should still be able to open the trunk.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #12
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Ski pass can be knocked out with a hammer. I removed mine so my subs would sound better.
did the same,

just give it a good punch even, itl knock right out!
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paid a dude 20 bucks to cut a lil hole in the ski thing .. he reached his hand inside to release the seats .. .. No stealership 4 me. .. thanks for the help ..
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if your master is in the trunk and the car is in valet mode, the only thing you can do is open the ski pass (if your car is equipped), or pop out a rear speaker and reach for the emergency trunk release.

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