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JIFFY
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KEY IN BOOT
20. Sep 2011 at 19:20
 
guys,just opened my 2001 cdx with the one and only key i have got,have closed the boot with the key inside,
DOH,any suggestions,am now locked out totally,i do have the car security pass should i need to get a new key,i cant be the only dumbo that has done this,
HELP,any suggestions welcome,
forgot to mention i opened the boot only doors are locked..
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Reply #1 - 20. Sep 2011 at 19:32
 
Are the doors unlocked? Guess not...
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Reply #2 - 20. Sep 2011 at 19:34
 
you can open the boot from inside luggage room  Smiley
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Reply #3 - 20. Sep 2011 at 19:54
 
mindaz wrote on 20. Sep 2011 at 19:34:
you can open the boot from inside luggage room  Smiley


only if the car is open. Jiffy says he's locked out  Wink Wink
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Reply #4 - 20. Sep 2011 at 20:02
 
JIFFY wrote on 20. Sep 2011 at 19:20:
guys,just opened my 2001 cdx with the one and only key i have got,have closed the boot with the key inside,
DOH,any suggestions,am now locked out totally,i do have the car security pass should i need to get a new key,i cant be the only dumbo that has done this,
HELP,any suggestions welcome,
forgot to mention i opened the boot only doors are locked..

With car pass and ID you can buy a new key from vauxhall. When I bought my new key I think it took 48 hours to turn up (at the dealers).

The key comes in two parts. The blade and the remote. The remote needs to be programmed before it will work (which you need to get into the car to do) but the blade will unlock the car manually (setting the alarm off in the process).
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Reply #5 - 20. Sep 2011 at 20:07
 
JIFFY wrote on 20. Sep 2011 at 19:20:
guys,just opened my 2001 cdx with the one and only key i have got,have closed the boot with the key inside,
DOH,any suggestions,am now locked out totally,i do have the car security pass should i need to get a new key,i cant be the only dumbo that has done this,
HELP,any suggestions welcome,
forgot to mention i opened the boot only doors are locked..


I did the same last year. I did the daft thing of deadlocking the car at the same time as locking my key in the boot. Result......Smashing window to gain access.
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Reply #6 - 20. Sep 2011 at 22:25
 
Andy H wrote on 20. Sep 2011 at 20:02:
With car pass and ID you can buy a new key from vauxhall. When I bought my new key I think it took 48 hours to turn up (at the dealers).

The key comes in two parts. The blade and the remote. The remote needs to be programmed before it will work (which you need to get into the car to do) but the blade will unlock the car manually (setting the alarm off in the process).


If you have the car pass a decent locksmith will do the job on the spot.

I had a job last week to pick up a Zafira where the owner had lost the only key. The car was automatic, parked nose in, with the front wheels on full lock, on a rough surface, on  the verge of a narrow access road to the local hospital. For me to move the car to the local dealer(who had told her to bring the car, and they'd order a key,plus code it to the car for £200, when it arrived, at least 3 days)would have cost her at least £250 for the specialist charges. Not to mention me blocking the access to the hospital for as long is it would have taken, which does not make you popular with the security staff.

Instead, she rang the firm I suggested, who collected the car pass from her husband, cut two remote keys, turned up at the car, coded both of them and she drove away an hour after making the call. Cost £310 for the lot. This was at about 19:30.

The same people did a new remote, and an ordinary chipped key for my mum's Focus for half what Ford quoted just for the remote.

I've seen them do VW keys from the chassis number in similar circumstances to the Zafira.

So it's more effective than, and similarly priced to, breaking a window.
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Reply #7 - 20. Sep 2011 at 22:32
 
Nick W wrote on 20. Sep 2011 at 22:25:
Andy H wrote on 20. Sep 2011 at 20:02:
With car pass and ID you can buy a new key from vauxhall. When I bought my new key I think it took 48 hours to turn up (at the dealers).

The key comes in two parts. The blade and the remote. The remote needs to be programmed before it will work (which you need to get into the car to do) but the blade will unlock the car manually (setting the alarm off in the process).


If you have the car pass a decent locksmith will do the job on the spot.

I had a job last week to pick up a Zafira where the owner had lost the only key. The car was automatic, parked nose in, with the front wheels on full lock, on a rough surface, on  the verge of a narrow access road to the local hospital. For me to move the car to the local dealer(who had told her to bring the car, and they'd order a key,plus code it to the car for £200, when it arrived, at least 3 days)would have cost her at least £250 for the specialist charges. Not to mention me blocking the access to the hospital for as long is it would have taken, which does not make you popular with the security staff.

Instead, she rang the firm I suggested, who collected the car pass from her husband, cut two remote keys, turned up at the car, coded both of them and she drove away an hour after making the call. Cost £310 for the lot. This was at about 19:30.

The same people did a new remote, and an ordinary chipped key for my mum's Focus for half what Ford quoted just for the remote.

I've seen them do VW keys from the chassis number in similar circumstances to the Zafira.

So it's more effective than, and similarly priced to, breaking a window.



not to mention that vaux will only cut you one key for your £200!!!  Angry
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Reply #8 - 20. Sep 2011 at 22:37
 
If you have carpass, might be worth trying Basildon Locks - I found them very helpful and quick in posting replacement motorcycle keys from a key number when I lost the bike keys.
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Reply #9 - 20. Sep 2011 at 22:37
 
http://www.basildonlocks.co.uk/

(not sure if they do car keys, but worth call)
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Reply #11 - 21. Sep 2011 at 08:21
 
Wink My first priority now is always to get a spare blade cut when I buy a car so at least I have access if I lose one.
I always make sure that the car pass is also compatible with the car after being ripped on that before too....
Hard lessons learned the hard way they were......needless to say VX was totally unhelpful too which is why they are termed as dealer stealers no doubt...  Angry
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Reply #12 - 21. Sep 2011 at 08:25
 
I would break a side window and then take a draughty drive to the local scrappy and buy a window for about £25.
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Reply #13 - 21. Sep 2011 at 09:18
 
Albs wrote on 21. Sep 2011 at 08:25:
I would break a side window and then take a draughty drive to the local scrappy and buy a window for about £25.


Thats going to be the cheapest way, then reach in from the boot and pull the internal release.
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Reply #14 - 21. Sep 2011 at 15:02
 
tunnie wrote on 21. Sep 2011 at 09:18:
Albs wrote on 21. Sep 2011 at 08:25:
I would break a side window and then take a draughty drive to the local scrappy and buy a window for about £25.


Thats going to be the cheapest way, then reach in from the boot and pull the internal release.


My way is the cheapest way. Get some flat headed screw drivers, another pair of hands, and the back quarter light can be levered out without smashing. Pop the lock (provided its not deadlocked) and you're in. When I did this the only damage was some marking to the black trim around the window which can be touched up with paint. Obviously there is s high chance of smashing the window so if you do this be careful
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