Locked out of car. Completely!

  1. rikrobson

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    So we have a Ford puma, which today decided to break its door electrics. No ford in their infinite wisdom made the locks electric. So if the battery fails you can't get in.
    I've just finished work and about to walk the dog before sampling the ales in my local hostilery when swmbo rings in a panic. Car key won't work. Ffs
    So she's car savvy and tried every thing.
    So jump in tax as she is at the unit.
    I'm thinking she's left the lights and flattened the battery.

    So jack the car and connect 12v to the alternator feed and nope nuffin on the locks.

    So there must be a fault in the lock circuit somewhere. I just can't get in the way test.

    Now there are electric locks. The key is not connected mechanically to the lock/latch. The boot is electric too. So no fob. Battery checked and changed. And both door locks and the boo lock won't give access
     
  2. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You in the AA or RAC? I believe they can get in to most cars.
     
  3. pdg

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  4. rikrobson

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    Rac. The cars outside my workshop. I've recusce and relay and it's more than home start away from the registered address.
     
  5. rikrobson

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    No not allowed bricks! Ffs. @pdg
     
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  6. rikrobson

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    One option is to cut a hole in the door skin gain access and the weld it up again
     
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  7. pdg

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  8. pdg

    pdg Member

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    Yes, I have absolutely no sensible suggestions.
     
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  9. 123hotchef Member

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    have a google because the vws require the plug on the sump to be pulled and one pin connected to 12v +
     
  10. knighty Member

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    any idea if it's dead locked or just locked ?

    (they lock when you press the lock button once, and then dead lock when you press it again... which stops the internal door handle/lick opening it...


    if it's just normal locked.... bend the top of one of the doors open and get something in to work the lock or handle, a wire, a pole, or whatever you can

    helped my dad do that once when I was a kid (I was probably in the way more than helping) - check youtube, there's videos of people on there doing it, it's surprising how far you can bend them out
     
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  12. brightspark

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    an automatic centre punch on the cheapest window :laughing:
     
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  13. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    This will allow you to open the door

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/329959110174964925/



    Or on a serious note, if The AA or RAC are not a choice, find the impact sensor/ crash sensor.
    Give it a hard wrack with your hand, thay may "fool" the car thinking it has had an accident and unlock the doors or at least 1 lock.
     
  14. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    And possibly trigger the airbags? Could write the car off as they're an expensive fix. :(
     
  15. brightspark

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    that's good:rolleyes:boot the car and u can pinch it :laughing:
     
  16. Ruffian Member

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    Try the boot,
    I know it sounds silly but sometimes because the key is needed to open the lock it sometimes makes a difference,

    If that doesn't work it's slide your arm up and try and grab the bonnet cable to pop the bonnet or a long piece of wire down to the bonnet pull,

    P. 's. Isn' the bonnet release a key in the grille job?
     
  17. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    I only suggested it as that's what Green Flag did with neighbours Ford last year.
     
  18. tflnemesis

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    I thought all cars had to have a mechanical lock someplace? I remember getting locked out of a saab a couple of years ago, it had a fob no key. found out that there was a key that you pulled out of the fob and you had to pop a bit of plastic off one of the doors to reveal a key hole.
     
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  19. decca

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    Is there not a failsafe were you can insert a key. My Jag had a pull off on the door handle were you could inserted a pull out on the key fob to over ride it.
     
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  20. decca

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    That post went a bit funny.
     
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