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Keys in trunk

My brother just locked his keys in the trunk of his 1998 Lincoln Continental and his back seat is bolted down. Is there another way that he can get it open?

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  • spallen16 Dec 23, 2008

    Thanks for your help RoyinGa.

  • spallen16 Dec 24, 2008

    Yes thats what he ended up having to do...take out the back seat then cut his way through 2 layers of carpeting....all in all he got his keys out and stopped at the first home depot he could find to make a spare.

    Thanks for all your help!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    power windows will not go up or down, the trunk will not open when using trunk switch, door locks will not lock or unlock unless I use the key. The electric seats work as well as the power mirrors.



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Well your brother didn't have to go through all the trouble of cutting and damaging and then spending money to fix it IF he knew the door code.

When you unlock the doors with the code for example the code is


well when you put in this code the drivers door unlocks
right after putting the code in, pushing the 3/4 button unlocks all of the doors
AND right after doing the same thing you push the 5/6 button and the trunk opens....

so you can push 08023-3/4-5/6 and all the doors and the trunk will unlock/open
you can do it with just the drivers door, the drivers door and all the doors or the drivers door and the trunk.....

So if he knows the code tell him this so he doesn't have to tear up his back seat if it happens again....

E-mail me and tell me if this worked please. I wanna know so bad.....Thanks

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Go to dealer with VIN # and get a new door key cut easiest thing I am not sure what the cost would be but if the ign and door keys are the same he could opt. not to get the programmed key

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  • RoyinGa Dec 23, 2008

    a lock smith could get you in but you pay him just to get in the car the key from dealer will cost around the same and you have a key in case it happens again. If you did get the back seat out you will prob. not be able to get in there. have you tried to get the seat out yet?



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