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Locked out of the car
« July 17, 2019, 16:31:12 »
Hi All

Went to unlock the car this morning and it will not unlock.  Nil response from the remote and the key in the door lock will not unlock it either.  Any suggestions on getting in besides breaking a window?

Regards

Murray


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Re: Locked out of the car
« Reply #1 : July 17, 2019, 17:05:15 »
Have now got it unlocked.  There appears to be some sort of double lock mechanism.  Had to turn the key in the lock all the way to the right then all the way to the left to unlock the door.  Flat battery is why the remote would not work.  Time to replace the battery.
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Re: Locked out of the car
« Reply #2 : July 17, 2019, 17:11:14 »
The FD series over here has a dead lock if locked with the remote. Key should unlock it although I've not tried with a dead battery. I know if it's deadlocked, you can't unlock it internally so breaking a window in that case would not, not sure what happens if you then start the car if that would neutralise the deadlock, have not tried that yet.
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