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Erghhh Ive gone and locked my keys in the boot of my car. Its a P reg mondeo estate. If anyone can give me any ideas of how to get in without smashing a window please PT me. The car is locked via key not central locking as there is no battery in the key fob if that makes a difference lol

I understand that we cant share info on how to get into a car on here so please PT only
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Hi there guys,

Long story short, I have a similar problem to that mentioned on this thread which I have just found while searching. Both sets of keys to the our mk3 were stolen from a :BEEP: hire car while away from home, and the car is now :BEEP: dead-locked. It's currently at a useless insurance selected body shop and having had a look at what they're doing this afternoon, they seem to be poking bits of wire through the door and basically making a complete hash of it - do they not know it is deadlocked?? Why can't they just take it to Ford who can maybe do it electronically?

Anyway, long story short, could anyone provide any details as to how I might go about helping them get into it without making even more of a mess of the door? It has been a week they've had it already and there are things in it I need! Don't suppose if I could get to the battery from underneith and disconnect it, that would help?

Thanks for any help you can offer! :L
 

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its not at smc in northfleet by any chance mate
 

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last time i disconnected the locking/alarm module inside the car with all the doors unlocked, when i reconnected it all the doors locked so removing the batery may not do anything if its deadlocked as well.

if they are messing about with the deadlocked doors are you sure you want em poking round in the engine bay where all them important electrics are :whistling:

you could always ask one of the local villens to assist as they can get into owt. :}

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If you have no keys for it then it will need to go to a ford dealer anyway so they can hook it up to there computer and program you some new keys so it will start the car anyway so get it to a dealer asap and tell the other garage to stick it.
 

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Well apparently the procedure is the body shop gets into it, then it goes to Ford (SMC I assume - hmmmm ahem) for the recoding. At the moment it is still at the bodyshop and has been since last Mon :headshake: I've asked the insurance company if it can go straight to Ford but they won't deviate from procedure unless we call off the claim which would land us with an even bigger bill for the recovery and everything (it had to get flatbedded over from gatwick) :eyesup:

Heartbreaking to see the car there with all kinds of plastic wedges shoved in the door and metal rods stuffed through the rubber though. And I'm sure that won't work because of the deadlocking so I don't know what they are trying to achieve. Surely Ford could just look up their records for the ID and recode a key to the car to get the doors unlocked?

I guess the lesson is, never have both keys in the same place :headshake: we didn't even know they were until we realised two seperate bags had been taken with his and hers keys!
 

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compuwiz_uk said:
you could always ask one of the local villens to assist as they can get into owt. :}
Ha, I had the same thought. The flippin hire car the keys were stolen from was deadlocked! One of them new puntos! Alarm didn't even go off when the door was forced. Useless.
 

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the bill from the bodyshop is gonna be a stonker by the sound of it, what difference would it make to the insurance company if ford got into the car rather than there bodyshop.

I think the last post i read said that ford got a code number from the bonnet lock , using this code they cut a key & opened the door as normal, then they just program the key(s). ( a new grill was needed doing it this way but i think it would be cheaper than the bodyshop bill will be, if they can get in that is )

The total bill i saw on the post on here ( transport & dealer costs ) came to less than my insurance excess was at the time. :whistling:

its gonna be about £100- £150 bill for the keys etc when/if the bodyshop get in but how will they get the car to the bodyshop if its not close by? if its another low lowder job then that 2 trips and 2 different repair bills. If the insurance company had taken the car to ford at the beginning then that just the one trip on a lowlowder and one bill.

The way the insurance companies work seems strange, A friend of mine had a bump and his insurance company would only use one of there accident repair places to fix it, so he had to drive passed a few other places that were closer to him.

When he collected the car he saw how much the bill was for and it was huuuuuuuge, one of the other bodyshops had given my friend a quote of much, much less than the insurance company were getting from there approved place.
 

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Could someone send me the info too?
Not that I have the problem at the moment, but it WILL happen some rainy day in the middle of nowhere.. :)
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Well the latest news is that having had the car for a week and a half, they've called this morning to say they can't get in to it. Thanks direct line!

That grill idea is a good one Compuwiz, thanks.. although, I've just recalled the car was recoded once before at SMC so I wonder if whatever has the code on it was replaced?

I assume Ford don't keep records of these codes? I've no idea why I'm doing the leg work on this when it is an insurance job. Well I do actually, because I care about the car.
 

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if it just had new keys cut then programmed to the car in the past i dont think they will have changed anything that ford would use to get in and they will be able to program new keys as easy as annything once they get in.

I would kick up merry hell with the insurance company if i were you, knowing the car was double locked they should have sent it direct to a dealer that could actually get in it.

Other places can cut a key and program it if you already have a key to copy but if there are no keys then its a dealer only job anyway i think.

its good to know the mk3 when double locked can be a problem to get into though. ( not a good thing for you at the minute though :( )
 

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Kicking up as much as poss today, but its hard when you get a different bloody rep every time you call direct line, and they won't put you through to the last.

AND they don't know what you are talking about - 'ohh, i'll have to let the engineering dept know your thoughts'. Incompetance.
 

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Ahh, as an added bonus, the MK2 that we did still have at our disposal got to the top of the road today and the cam belt snapped. 20k miles before it is due for replacement. I'm really not doing too well of late! :headshake:
 

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BBFS said:
Ahh, as an added bonus, the MK2 that we did still have at our disposal got to the top of the road today and the cam belt snapped. 20k miles before it is due for replacement. I'm really not doing too well of late! :headshake:
Someone,somewhere,somehow doesn't like you much :whistling:
 

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SMC should have a record of your 6 digit key number - they can code a cheap key and get into the car that way. Easy Peasy used to have to do it all the time when i worked in parts. If not as said they can rip out the bonnet lock and check the number with that and undo the deadlocks with a key from that number :L
 

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Still not got this back, though they are in to it now. They had to call in a 'specialist' who had one of those electric skeleton keys I think. Silly. Supposed to get it back today once they've finished coding it up. Pigs might fly.
 
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Had to call a specialist from Gillingham out to do one at our place yesterday. Took him an hour to get into the car, cut and program two keys. Total cost £220. I would of hit the roof if they had taken so long to do such a simple job.

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BBFS said:
Hi there guys,

Long story short, I have a similar problem to that mentioned on this thread which I have just found while searching. Both sets of keys to the our mk3 were stolen from a :BEEP: hire car while away from home, and the car is now :BEEP: dead-locked. It's currently at a useless insurance selected body shop and having had a look at what they're doing this afternoon, they seem to be poking bits of wire through the door and basically making a complete hash of it - do they not know it is deadlocked?? Why can't they just take it to Ford who can maybe do it electronically?

Anyway, long story short, could anyone provide any details as to how I might go about helping them get into it without making even more of a mess of the door? It has been a week they've had it already and there are things in it I need! Don't suppose if I could get to the battery from underneith and disconnect it, that would help?

Thanks for any help you can offer! :L
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