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Old 3rd March 2009, 18:04   #136
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And those of you end up doing it in a Hyundai Getz ...
All it takes is a long screwdriver!
I don't have a Getz but I am dying to read your PM. I have never done it in a Hyundai Getz and never with a screwdriver.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 18:10   #137
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yup been there.
Esteem on the highway.. i(was a kid around 12) locked the door with the key inside..the screwed open the corner glass next to rear window.
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Never locked the car but managed to get locked out of the house once
There are other options you can try. I remember seeing a small box which can hold a spare key and this can be screwed / pasted anywhere below the car (ofcourse out of sight).
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Old 3rd March 2009, 19:55   #139
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Done this 2 times till date.

1) M800, went for an exhibition manged to lock the keys inside. Thankfully a guy who was a car mechanic helped out by removing the quarter glass.

2) Bro's WagonR inside company parking lot. Spare keys were at home, but home keys were inside the car.

Got a Aluminum scale from the facility admin guy, removed the weather strip (black thingy outside the glass) and showed the scale near the lock. Next time you go for service have a look around and see how it is inside the door and you'l thank me in a situation like this. Well it was not success at first try.
Actually I did not succeed with the driver side door, then the guy who gave me the scale told me to try "one last time" on the passenger side. Guess what one try and the door opened.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 20:48   #140
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Once,when I was about 12 I was just messing around with my Zen.Then had to go in for lunch or something.
By mistake I locked the drivers side door from inside first and then the passengers doors.Turned out the key was still inside the car.Luckily I found my spare key.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 21:02   #141
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ive locked my zen with the keys in once ...just used a steel ruler to push a lever down which unlocks the doors.pretty simple in these old cars


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Old 11th October 2009, 20:39   #142
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Been searching for the M800 keys for the entire day, but could not locate. I doubted if the keys were left inside the car & my fear had come true on looking through the driver side window.

Tried everything with the ruler model, but could not succeed.



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1) M800, went for an exhibition manged to lock the keys inside. Thankfully a guy who was a car mechanic helped out by removing the quarter glass.
Thanks for that yzfrj. Need to call some mechanic to do that.

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1) Always lock door ONLY with the key. Avoid locking door by clicking the lock in place first and then shutting the door with the handle pulled out. Have been following this ever since.
Lesson learnt in hard way

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Old 12th October 2009, 00:47   #143
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Once back in my college days, we were headed for night out on the highway, as we were about to leave the city, we decided to grab some smokes and snacks.Somehow my friend
left the keys inside the Esteem.As i was still trying to find out a way(read screwdriver), suddenly my friend (owner) took a brick from roadside and banged the driver side window..
All of us were shocked as well as..
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Have locked the keys inside twice - once in our '85 M800 and the other time in our '99 M800. With the latter it was easy - use a screwdriver to remove the quarterglass at the rear and use the opening to open rear door.

With the older M800, it was tougher because there is no quarter glass. So, had to use the help of someone who knew the beading-and-scale method.

Lessons learnt :

1) Always lock door ONLY with the key. Avoid locking door by clicking the lock in place first and then shutting the door with the handle pulled out. Have been following this ever since.

2) Always carry spare key in the wallet. Was easy with the M800s because the key was flat and all metal type and thus easy to keep in wallet. No longer possible with Baleno because the key has this thick rubber at the non-opening end, which does not allow keeping it in the coin pocket of wallet. But since I stick to rule-1, no issues.
A few years back one could buy a very very strong magnetic key case for the vehicles from the auto acc. shops and keep a spare key at a hidden location under the body of the car. I don't know if they are still available. In a locked out situation, its very helpful if more than 1 person uses the same vehicle.
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Mine's a different case. Usually people leave keys in the ignition and just lock the car but I left the keys in the trunk. I was collecting some stuff from the trunk and had to put the keys aside and after the work was done I just closed the trunk. You know what, I left my mobile and wallet inside the car too. I had to ask a passerby for his mobile and called a professional to unlock. Had to wait for an hour and he opened it in 30 secs flat. Do you guys know how much he charged for it? 55 Dollars. Damn!
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Old 12th October 2009, 20:04   #146
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Just the last week, I read of a BHPian calling the service station and asking "Which window / glass is the cheapest and readily available with you? After the service advisor told him its the rear quarter glass, he asked why? Cos I locked myself out of the car and wanted to minimise losses!!

I can only imagine the stumped expression of the dude at the other end
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Done twice.Luckily at my apartments parking slot.And the best part is there is a garage opp my apartment. It didnt even take a minute for them to open. Thanks to the same old scale method.
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I had my doors to lock themselves up in a few seconds after closing- this is because I tend to forget pressing the "lock" button in the remote often. After locking myself out the first time (luckily close by to my residence!!) I have a metre scale stuck to the insides of the rear bumper using double-sided tape- and it came in useful several times

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I don't have a Getz but I am dying to read your PM. I have never done it in a Hyundai Getz and never with a screwdriver.
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Old 13th October 2009, 06:28   #149
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I had my doors to lock themselves up in a few seconds after closing- this is because I tend to forget pressing the "lock" button in the remote often. After locking myself out the first time (luckily close by to my residence!!) I have a metre scale stuck to the insides of the rear bumper using double-sided tape- and it came in useful several times



Maruthi-800s:- No need to break the rear 1/4 glass. Pull the rubber beading- the whole thing comes out. Also no need to remove the rubber beading for the " Scale technic"
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Old 13th October 2009, 15:51   #150
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I always carry a second set of key in my wallet , since am bit of absent minded .
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