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Old 17th January 2012, 17:59   #181
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Anybody,mind to share a walkthrough how to open the locked door with ruler or anything?I always wonder how they do that.Some photos will do great.
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Simple.. remove the lower beading (can be pulled of its groove relatively easily), lower a ruler (or a long rigid cable) in the slit between window panel and glass. Ruler ought to be placed almost in-line with the lock.
Now try pushing the metallic inside of lock with the ruler - after 3-4 attempts you would know exactly where to push ;-)

How do I know - my wife used to lock the keys inside almost once each fortnight. Thankfully not any more
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Old 17th January 2012, 20:30   #182
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I had just driven back in my Beat after taking delivery and parked it. I went upstairs to my flat to put all the extra documents & stuff away and ran back down with the key. The Beat by standard doesnt come with remote locking so I had an Autocop unit installed. I had no clue about the functions of this unit.

I had the key in the ignition, turned to a position where I could switch on the headlights, taillights and the instrument panel. I wanted to go to the rear of the car to check out the rear parking lights and the flashing hazard lights. So I got out and closed the door. Turns out that with the key left in that ignition position the Autocop locks the doors in 10 secs.

So after admiring all the rear lights I try opening the front door and its locked. Crap! I start panicking! Take a few deep breaths and remember that I had gone upstairs to put all the extra documents and with it the spare key/remote.

Ran upstairs, grabbed the key, ran downstairs and tried opening the car with the unlock button on the remote. That didn't work.

Luckily, manually opening the door with the key worked. All this while the watchman was wondering why I was running up and down leaving every light on the Beat on!
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Old 17th January 2012, 20:37   #183
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"Good" parking attendants carry ruler on them at all times to solve such exigencies!
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Old 18th January 2012, 09:18   #184
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I had the key in the ignition, turned to a position where I could switch on the headlights, taillights and the instrument panel. I wanted to go to the rear of the car to check out the rear parking lights and the flashing hazard lights. So I got out and closed the door. Turns out that with the key left in that ignition position the Autocop locks the doors in 10 secs.
I make it a point to roll down the driver side window when getting out of the car with the key in the ON position. Even if the auto lock gets activated, you could always use the window to access the ignition key.

At all other times, I always exit the car with the key in my hand.

Rohan
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Old 2nd May 2012, 15:12   #185
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Did this to my Figo yesterday.
Was in Palani, a clean 500 Kms away. We were about to start our way back.
Opened the boot, put all the luggage in, left the keys on top of the parcel shelf, banged the boot door.

Only to remember that the doors were locked still :(

Then tried to call the Ford service station, but that was closed yesterday.
Then took a peep into the rear windscreen. The key chain had the Emergency number on it. Called the Ford helpline. They asked me to try opening using a scale as there were no service stations in Palani, and they suggested that it was difficult and if that did not work, break open the quarter panel, and it would cost me around 600 Rs.

A person who seemed to be an expert at this tried to break open using a scale, It did not budge. Then he tried to remove the quarter panel carefully. But with all his care, the glass broke. As the Ford guy suggested, we somehow managed to arrive at his last solution.

We had to drive back from Palani without AC, and the wind blowing through our ears.
Nice experience though. A slightly costly one.
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Old 2nd November 2012, 21:42   #186
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This incident happened couple of weeks back at the Metro, Yeshwantpur. I had just parked my car, got out and I could see people surrounding the car opposite to mine. It turned out be an older variant of Mitsubishi Lancer (2006 ish)

As soon as I saw a long metal scale/ruler in someone's hand there, I could guess what was happening. I have also gone through a similar situation at office and had to tell my wife to get the spare key to open the Spark.
The owner said that the car engine has been running since half-an-hour and the usual attempts of pressing-scale around the beeding had not produced the desired results. They had tried it at front and rear windows.

There were 3-4 guys around that car and the discussion steered towards somehow opening the bonnet and trying to take it forward from there. When no one ventured, the owner himself decided to go under and somehow moved the front grills around and got access to the bonnet lever. Once the bonnet was open it was the matter of pulling two fuses. First one switched off the car, the second one turned off the locks!!

The owner gave me a wry smile and said "Its that easy to steal my car"
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Old 2nd February 2013, 03:59   #187
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HI Guys,
I had few videos which may be useful if you locked outside the car , with keys in the car.


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Old 5th February 2013, 08:30   #188
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I had a very unique experience a long time back.

Both my cars have autocop. This has a feature of the car locking after the ignition is started.
Since the Ignition was on and the Engine running, the doors locked after the time delay when the driver got down. It happens with the AutoCop system.

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Simple..
Its always better to try the Co-Passenger door lock when using a scale as the Master lock is always on the driver side and will be difficult to operate. On Maruthi 800, one can also remove any one of the 2 the rear quarter glasses by just pulling the bottom rear corner of the rubber beading (It comes off without much effort) and lift the manual locking knob with any available material like stick. I have done both on my Maruthi 800.
Now-a-days, I carry an extra key.

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I make it a point to roll down the driver side window when getting out of the car with the key in the ON position. Even if the auto lock gets activated, you could always use the window to access the ignition key.

At all other times, I always exit the car with the key in my hand.

Rohan
If you leave the window down with the engine running some one else could get away with your car.!!!!!!

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Old 5th February 2013, 08:58   #189
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I have had that situation a couple of times. Once was waaaay back in 1997, I think. The ITPL campus was just coming up and I had visited for some work, came back and found that I had left car keys inside my Omni, activated the lock as I was getting out and banged the door shut. Remembered that the rear seat window was not proper, pushed it and it slid open, opened the car and drove off. Decided to always make the effort to lock from the outside and not lock while getting off the vehicle.

Another time wAs at a petrol pump on Whitefield road in Esteem close to bimal auto. Was driving with a friend to work. Stopped at the petrol pump, switched off vehicle then decided to be kind to my friend and keep car and ac on while I got petrol filled up, hence switched it on again, and stepped out of the vehicle. A few seconds later, friend decided to step out of the vehicle to comb her hair since I didnt like her combing hair in car and leaving strands around and banged the door shut. Car got locked due to auto cop kicking in. A colleague from the office also drove up to fill petrol at the same time, he gave us a lift to bimal, from where a mechanic accompanied me. Took him sometime to get the engine to stop running first - i think he blocked the exhaust, and then he too did the bonnet opening thing to get the car open.
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Old 5th February 2013, 10:29   #190
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has happened to me couple of times with my previous Getz ,since there is a metal cover over the lock it is impossible to open with a ruler , only option is to remove rear number plate , there is a small hole , insert a tiny rod like cycle fork and pull open the rear door .

had also locked once during a TBHP meet some 200 kms away from the city and finally had to cut open the beading and remove the quarter glass .
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Old 5th February 2013, 16:12   #191
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Happened to me so many times in my Omni. The reason was that I was accustomed to locking the door without using the keys (pull the door handle and close the door). I did it so often that on out-station trips we ended up carrying the spare key too with us.

The most embarrassing incident was when I locked a friend's 800 the same way. Poor folks let me drive their car and I did this to them It took us a few minutes to unlock though (it was so easy in the 800).

I don't have the problem since I started driving cars with remote locking.
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Hello Guys

One of my friends had kept his keys inside the car and has been locked out. Car is Skoda Laura 2011. He called up Skoda service who told him that he will need to cut the driver side glass to remove the keys. They had quoted him 10k for the entire job. Just checking with you guys if there is any other solution to get his keys out?

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Hello Guys

One of my friends had kept his keys inside the car and has been locked out. Car is Skoda Laura 2011. He called up Skoda service who told him that he will need to cut the driver side glass to remove the keys. They had quoted him 10k for the entire job. Just checking with you guys if there is any other solution to get his keys out?

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How did he manage to do that? Its almost impossible to get locked out in the Laura. I tried to imagine every single scenario, but can't think of one where the car gets locked with the keys inside.

Edit : Yes there is one possibility. He opened the boot, with all doors locked and left the keys inside the boot and shut the bootlid!

Best solution is to get the spare key and open the car the car with it. Even if he is out of town its best to get the spare key couriered to where he is at, than spending 10K and asking Skoda A.S.S to do it.

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Old 4th May 2013, 14:32   #194
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How did he manage to do that? Its almost impossible to get locked out in the Laura. I tried to imagine every single scenario, but can't think of one where the car gets locked with the keys inside.

Edit : Yes there is one possibility. He opened the boot, with all doors locked and left the keys inside the boot and shut the bootlid!

Best solution is to get the spare key and open the car the car with it. Even if he is out of town its best to get the spare key couriered to where he is at, than spending 10K and asking Skoda A.S.S to do it.
Actually the laura has a separate boot release button. While unloading, he kept the keys and closed the boot. He is now in touch with tejas car lock to get the lock decoder for the laura. Cost 2k, he will get it by Monday. Will post the results after he has unlocked the car. He doesnt have the spare keys.
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I remember getting locked out of my Zen a few years back. Luckily i was at the service station then and it took the mechanic all of 5 seconds to open the door. I was awestruck at the vulnerability of older cars.
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