Keys are inside, . . .
After unlocking the car and placing sum items on the front seat, i was de-icing my car and the doors locked themselves, what i thought were my car keys in my back pocket were infact my house keys, and the car ones were, and still are locked inside the car. . ..
We were in the Belton Raymore Walmart and sure enough the keys just now were locked in the car. The firemen came out and said he got paid to do just this. Unlock your car. It was done in about 10 minutes of waiting and 2 of letting us in hooray. Thanks Firemen, he went on and so did we.
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Re: car is locked
There really is only one answer to your troubles...you need to call a locksmith, it's gonna cost a few dollars, but it's the best way to get in......or, depending on how busy your police departments are, they have been known, in some locations, to help people get thier keys out.
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You are not telling me where you live, but here are some ideas.
Door locks have "always been" inside the doors of the car, and as such, cannot be easily lubricated at all.
From the factory, they have no lubrication, are supposed to "just work" for 20 years or so.
I would be highly suspicious that you may live where there is ice and snow, which can cause rust or corrosion inside the doors, and may make your locks stick . Fixing would include taking each door apart and lubricating the mechanisms. That is a big job.
Sounds to me like the vacuum line to your locking/unlocking device in the non properly working doors are your problem. As more than one door is effected I would suggest the line/connection at the vacuum pump under the back seat is a good place to start looking. The vacuum pump is literally underneath the back seat inside a foam 'pillow'. The backseat is locked down by two devices where the floor and the seat meat. push the visable tab in and that should release that side. Easiest done with two ppl, one on either side.
If it's simply the car door lock
that's frozen, try heating your car key with a lighter and inserting it
into the lock. The heat from the metal may be enough to thaw the ice
and allow you to unlock it. To ensure that the lock will not freeze
again, spray it with WD-40.
If the entire door is frozen, carefully chip the ice away from
the edges with a scraper. Be careful not to scratch the paint of the
car. If you cannot chip the ice away, try pouring some windshield washer
fluid on the icy areas; windshield washer fluid contains alcohol and
this may help melt the ice.
Use a blow dryer set on high to melt the surrounding ice.
The best way to open a frozen car door and prevent future
frustration is to purchase de-icer. Many good brands are available at
hardware and auto shops - just be sure the solvent displaces moisture
and leaves behind a lubricant. If the lock itself is frozen, spray the
product directly into the key hole, wait five seconds and then put in
your key and try to turn it. Most of these products have straws that
help direct the product out of the can and into small areas, making the
de-icing process easy.
Once the door is open, consider spraying
the de-icer along the hinges of the door to keep other parts from
freezing. Keep the de-icer in your home or garage where you can easily
find it. Do not keep it in your vehicle. Having de-icer in your frozen
vehicle won't do you much good.
once you fitted new batteries to both fobs you needed to reset the car.....put key in drivers door and unlock/hold key over(windows go down)wait 30 secs then lock/hold over key,(windows go up)wait 30 secs,then press/hold unlock button for 30 secs.you have just reset the system.you have loads of other little gizmos but i will leave you to find them all good hunting....one side parking lights/driveway illumination/and more.
You didn't mention the year of your vehicle, but often when the electric door lock solenoid fails, it becomes siezed in place, where it is un-moveable. This causes the condition that you are experiencing. One way to check to see if this is the cause, is to remove the drivers inside door panel and disconnect the door lock solenoid, and verify the manual key lock works ok.
Actually I found a solution. I remove the lock relay form the fuse panel and placed it back in place. I did not replace it. After doing this they worked. I probably need to replace the relay at some point, but for now that solved the problem. It was hard for me to believe that there is a separate relay for the lock and unlock circuit.