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Post by gltease on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:58 am

Hi All,

Had a real pre coffee Rodney moment this morning and locked the keys in the van, anyone got any ideas how pop the locks with out throwing a break into the window.

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Re: Keys locked in van

Post by leopard_pagan on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:36 am

Metal coat hanger with a hook on the end down between the window felt.... Or call AA...
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Post by leopard_pagan on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:37 am

Bit late.... I always keep a spare key in my wallet for days like this
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Post by Little Black Van on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:47 am

I had the same issue, managed to pull the door away at the top enough to accurately put a coat hanger down and pop the latch. A helpful man in the car park lent a tea towel to the operation to wedge the door open enough. You may need to bend it back in again afterwards, but on mine it fitted better post op than before!

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:13 am

Dead easy to pop the locks.

Just pull the seal strip off the window.

Make a little hook on the end of a bit of coat hanger.

Fish down the gap and pull the lock pivot - its green from memory.
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Re: Keys locked in van

Post by gltease on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks for the replies guys, found a coat hanger at work here, so will pop down lunchtime and give it a go. Would like to get it open as my XJ8 keys are in there too.
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Post by gltease on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:10 pm

Panic over wife found the old broken in half key and had a copy made and delivered to my work, all good.
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Post by Adamation on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:01 pm

Always handy to have a spare! Even a broken one!
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:00 pm

You can get into hijets without keys almost as quickly as with keys!
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Post by waz on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:32 pm

I bought a magnetic key box 2 for a £ in the £ shop, painted one same colour as the van and stuck it behind the rad grill. Anyone seeing it just thought it was part of the van. This was after I locked the keys in on a sea france ferry. Very Happy
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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:32 pm

I have a similar problem but did it fairly often till I fitted an alarm with remote locking but just as a back up I always have a way which means I can unlock with some wires hidden away some where.
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