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Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« on: October 31, 2011, 11:52:00 AM »
Hi all,

I just bought an M reg (facelift) V6, and on the second day I accidentally used another Calibra key in the driver's door lock, i didn't force it, but now on using the correct key, the lock now won't turn at all. I've got two keys, and neither of them will turn the lock. It worked fine before. The passenger door lock turns 45? to the right, but won't turn to the left to unlock. I'm not sure if it's a different lock, or if it was faulty anyway as i've only just bought the car (so waiting on an answer from the owner on this). Anyway, so now i can't get into the car!

The bigger problem is if the deadlocks are on, even if i do get in, how do i de-activate the deadlocks?

Obviously due to the nature of the problem, PM's might be best on this one, unless there are any legitimate solutions or things to try, that I havn't thought of.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 11:55:03 AM »
what a bugger of a problem mate.  If it were me personally i'd wait to i heard from the past owner.  Failing that it would be tape up the door glass with masking tape and use trusty brick.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 11:58:55 AM »
Can you get in through the boot with the correct key?

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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 12:02:06 PM »
if it comes to the worst, ive got both my calibra front windows for sale that i dont use anymore, so smash 1 of them if it comes to it.

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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 12:03:17 PM »
if it comes to the worst, ive got both my calibra front windows for sale that i dont use anymore, so smash 1 of them if it comes to it.

dont forget a million ton of tape.  It saves cleaning up a bugger of a mess
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 12:12:35 PM »
Can you get in through the boot with the correct key?

I tried this, and no matter which position i turn the key, the boots 'pop' mechanism doesn't engage. I must admit, i don't go in the boot that often, usually only when the car is already unlocked. So i tested on my other locked Cally, and the same thing happened, i couldn't open the boot on that either? However as soon as i unlocked the car, I could 'pop' the boot open. Is that normal?

The boot doesn't have a deadlock on it does it?
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 12:15:01 PM »
IIRC there is a way of setting the system up so you can either open the boot idependantly or align it with the central locking
I'll go check
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 12:16:54 PM »
if it comes to the worst, ive got both my calibra front windows for sale that i dont use anymore, so smash 1 of them if it comes to it.

Haha, i've already got a spare rear quarterlight glass, if it comes to that, but thanks for the offer lol ;)

My first problem is to get in. It looks like the only options so far are smash the rear quarterlight glass, or smash the rear light and I think you can pop the boot manually.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 12:19:21 PM »
I tried this, and no matter which position i turn the key, the boots 'pop' mechanism doesn't engage. I must admit, i don't go in the boot that often, usually only when the car is already unlocked. So i tested on my other locked Cally, and the same thing happened, i couldn't open the boot on that either? However as soon as i unlocked the car, I could 'pop' the boot open. Is that normal?

The boot doesn't have a deadlock on it does it?

All the callys ive ever had open with a key from the boot even when the car is locked. You turn it to the right and then push it in.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011, 12:19:39 PM »
IIRC there is a way of setting the system up so you can either open the boot idependantly or align it with the central locking
I'll go check

I think you're right TJ. I vaguely remember reading a while back I think it depends on the position you leave the boot lock in, when you lock the doors. I assume all Calibra's are like that, but i've never actually tested it on mine.

Currently mine must be set to be in line with the doors (typical!).
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 12:20:13 PM »
Cant you try the passenger door? I've always been able to lock/unlock the whole car via both doors in the past and on my current motor.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011, 12:23:48 PM »
All the callys ive ever had open with a key from the boot even when the car is locked. You turn it to the right and then push it in.

It may depend on what position you leave the boot lock in, when you lock the car Ray. You can remove the key from the boot lock when it is in either the vertical or horizontal position, and I think this changes the behaviour. I can't actually test now as i'm at work, but i'm sure it does something like this.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011, 12:25:37 PM »
Cant you try the passenger door? I've always been able to lock/unlock the whole car via both doors in the past and on my current motor.

See first post. Passenger lock turns 45 degrees to the right as normal, but seems jammed when trying to turn to the left to unlock. Not sure if the passenger lock is faulty or has been changed, but i've tried as hard as i dare force it.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2011, 12:26:20 PM »
It may depend on what position you leave the boot lock in, when you lock the car Ray. You can remove the key from the boot lock when it is in either the vertical or horizontal position, and I think this changes the behaviour. I can't actually test now as i'm at work, but i'm sure it does something like this.

I always leave the boot lock in the default position. Vertical (if you know what I mean) whenever I need to unlock the boot I then put the key in, turn to the right so its sitting flat and push it in, I then turn it back to the default position and pull the key out. The key won't come out if you don't turn it back to the default position. Pops every time.
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Re: Serious Question - How do i break into my car?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2011, 12:28:47 PM »
See first post. Passenger lock turns 45 degrees to the right as normal, but seems jammed when turning to the left when trying to unlock. Not sure if the passenger lock is faulty or has been changed, but i've tried as hard as i dare force it.

Ah yes, I've had this problem before in the Winter Mate.

My car wouldnt lock from the drivers side. I'd had it off the road for winter and was worried something was wrong electrical..

Turns out the passenger side lock was jammed and needing freeing up. I put the key in the passenger side, gave it a good wiggle and it turned to the lock position begrudgingly and all was fine after it was unstuck. It won't allow you to lock the car if one of the front door locks are jammed/not turnable with a key I think, obviously it won't allow you to unlock for the same reason.
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