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    here's a really stupid question and don't laugh... anyways, I locked my car last night with the keys inside and evidently left my interior lights on. well, guess what?? I can't get in with my ELECTRIC keyless doorpad. And I think my extra set of keys is in my glove compartment. Yeah, I know... what a dingbat to have both sets in car.
    HELP!!!!!!! I can't get in!!!!!
    Any ideas????

  • #2
    RE: locked out of car

    One word... LOCKSMITH

    I thought the interior lights should go off automatically after a while.

    Leaving your spares in the glove compartment reminds me of an Abbot and Costello episode where Costello kept a coat hanger in his glove box... just in case he locked himself out!
    Leo
    1997 Mark VIII LSC - (Moose)
    1986 Chevy El Camino - (Elky)
    New York AutoFest show schedule

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    • #3
      RE: locked out of car

      you're a real funny guy, aren't ya! Ha Ha, me and my boyfriend were getting ready to hop on the Harley to go out for dinner and I had to shut my windows and sunroof before we left. Well, I locked the car, and my lights stayed on way longer that normal and he said something about it. so i opened up the car again moved the little dial that sets how long they stay on for and must have gone to far and triggered the interior lights to stay on. well, he was all rush,rush,rush cuz he was hungry and it did not dawn on me until this morning. I'm screwed

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      • #4
        RE: locked out of car

        Locksmith is only going to charge you about $40 to get you in the car. Check with your car insurance company, some of them cover this type of thing if you have roadside assistance with them.

        Chad
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        • #5
          RE: locked out of car

          Around here if the Police are not too busy they will help you out and slim-jim it open for you.

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          • #6
            RE: locked out of car

            Don't feel too bad. I've locked myself out before too. I was at Myrtle Beach and somewhat inebriated. I had never bothered to learn or write down the code for the door. I called a locksmith and paid $30 or $35 to get back in. The worst part was that I was supposed to be in the club with a woman I just met. Oh well, as it turned out, she was a dud. Maybe my car was trying to protect me!
            Now, I carry the code in my wallet.
            Roadie
            95 Champagne Mark VIII
            00 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4
            86 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

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            • #7
              RE: locked out of car

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              Around here if the Police are not too busy they will help you out and slim-jim it open for you.
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              noooo no slim jim just call the locksmith

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              • #8
                RE: locked out of car

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                ...Maybe my car was trying to protect me! Now, I carry the code in my wallet.[/div]

                Marks are psychic, didn't you know?

                Did you also know you can change to code to one you can remember? The original factory code stays and you also add your opwn, like a birthday or other number.
                Leo
                1997 Mark VIII LSC - (Moose)
                1986 Chevy El Camino - (Elky)
                New York AutoFest show schedule

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                • #9
                  RE: locked out of car

                  I memorized my code so that I could lock my keys in my car when I go to the park to play basketball. Don't have to carry them around.

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                  • #10
                    RE: locked out of car

                    If you have a long arm, you can reach under the bumper cover and trip the hood release manually.
                    It's tough to reach, but I've done it myself.

                    Once you get the hood open, get some power to the battery and then you can use the door unlock code.

                    Tommy
                    95 Lincoln Mark VIII
                    14.18 @ 98.33
                    SCT Tuned by ME, STOLEN by some dirtbag 4-13-08 w/400,480 miles
                    http://crazy8sracing.net/

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                    • #11
                      RE: locked out of car

                      I saw this done. Shop had a small kid with long arms just go under the car and unlatch the hood. Only way to get in there if the battery is disconnected, with out the locksmith.
                      sigpic
                      "The Whinery"
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                      • #12
                        RE: locked out of car

                        AAA will unlock your car for free if you're a member.
                        Jack Carter, Tampa, Fl.
                        Silver 97 Mark VIII
                        Best time: 13.214

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                        • #13
                          RE: locked out of car

                          Leo's right, boys and girls! Listen to him.

                          You don't have to memorize the keycode or hide it in your wallet. You can make it anything you want; part of your phone number or zip code, birthdate, whatever's easiest to remember.

                          Enter the factory keycode.
                          Within 5 seconds, press the 1/2 button.
                          Within a further 5 seconds, enter any 5-digit number you like. It cannot have more than 2 numbers in sequence (no 12345s) or more than 2 numbers repeated (no 55555s, but 55155 would work).
                          Touch nothing for 10 seconds.
                          Press 7/8 and 9/0 simultaneously to exit programming.
                          Done!

                          You will now have 2 keycodes: this new one (which will be erased if the car battery is disconnected), and the factory code which is integral in the keyless entry module.
                          Frankie X
                          1995 Cranberry Continental
                          1994 Black Mark VIII
                          2005 Black Mercedes smartCar
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                          • #14
                            RE: locked out of car

                            Even if you turned the interior lights on with the switch, "battery saver" programming will shut them down after 20-30 minutes unless it's a really early production '93.

                            It would help if you gave us some idea what year the car is!
                            Frankie X
                            1995 Cranberry Continental
                            1994 Black Mark VIII
                            2005 Black Mercedes smartCar
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                            • #15
                              RE: locked out of car

                              Leo is RIGHT, IF you aren't in the situation as the original poster.

                              HIS BATTERY IS DEAD.

                              NO code, no matter how easy to remember, no matter where it is STASHED will help.

                              First step is to either
                              Get juice to the battery as described above.
                              or..
                              Call a locksmith, as described above.

                              95 Lincoln Mark VIII
                              14.18 @ 98.33
                              SCT Tuned by ME, STOLEN by some dirtbag 4-13-08 w/400,480 miles
                              http://crazy8sracing.net/

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