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#1 mtfinger22

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:12 PM

Ok. Ok. I feel very silly, but I locked my keys under the bonnet of my 03 Mondeo. They must have been positioned just right because when I closed the bonnet, I think it hit the "lock" on the remote and now the doors are locked also.

And before you ask... No I don't have an extra set of keys (dumb, I know).

The keys are on top of one of the strut towers under the bonnet.

Is there anyway to open the bonnet without a key?

If not, how do I get another set of keys without the originals?

Any ideas?

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section. I didn't see a section for stupid mistakes.

Thanks!

#2 gooner14

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:22 PM

try a diffent ford key, its been known to work.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:24 PM

you might be able to get a key from ford if you show them the registration document and proof of your identity , if that isnt going to happen then you are going to to have to butcher the grille to get at the bolts that hold the lock in place and then drill the bolts out to gain access :shocked:
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:25 PM

Just an idea, can you get to the area you left the keys from underneath? Get a coathanger or similar and bend it a bit to try and hook or knock the keys from where they are sat.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:25 PM

try a diffent ford key, its been known to work.



to lock yes , to unlock i would be very surprised and scared :annoyed:
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:28 PM

canny idea however i feel something would catch them on the way down :(
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:33 PM

Thanks for all the ideas, but I have already tried getting them from under the car but there is too much stuff in the way.

The good news is that I know my alarm still works. I have been shaking the car trying to get them to fall, but no luck.

The drivers door is only partially closed, so I'm going to try to stick a hanger in the gap and push the unlock button. However, I don't know of a way to open the bonnet from the inside.

Is there a way to open the bonnet from the inside?

Thanks again for all the help so far.....

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:37 PM

The only way to open a mk3 bonnet is from the front lock :( (wonderful idea by ford there that thankfully didn't make it to the mk4)

By fair means or fowl mate, it's the only way in.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:46 PM

just checked my lock and the bolts are positioned approximately 7 mm below the lock entry hole and 20 mm either side , if you drill the grille at these points with a 10 mm bit then you will see the bolt heads , the bolt heads are dome headed so you will need a centre punch to mark them and then a good drill bit to remove them :L
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 06:51 PM

try a diffent ford key, its been known to work.



to lock yes , to unlock i would be very surprised and scared :annoyed:


well you best be very scared then :(

i recently got a door lock from a 51 plate scrapped mondy & when the lock was tried by another megger it was in perfect working order with his key :shocked: since then i have got a few other locks from the same car for this megger & they all function properly with his key so it was not just a fluke.

when you think of the amount of fords now using the same style keyblade & the limited number of variations of the keyblades there is gunna be a fair few motas lurking round who's keys fit each other.

the same thing is also true of the remote controls too occasionally ( my mum once unlocked a nearby escort when she unlocked her car, she locked it again before leaving though :} )


as for the original problem, is it not possible to use a coathanger etc & attack the car from above via the gap near the windscreen wipers etc. ( i know there is a rubber seal etc but it might not be too tight at the edges )
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