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Re: The battery is dead and I can't open the doors
You will have to jack up the car and connect jumper cables to the battery lead at the starter (+) and a good ground (-) to power up the system. The doors will unlock when you do this. I have run into this quite a few times.
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First, the key"fob" has a battery inside. Any parts store should be able to help you replace it. Second, you should be able to insert the key into the door lock to manually unlock door. If car's battery is dead, most doors will let you insert the key and turn as far as it goes, Then operate the door handle and turn the key a bit more to unlock it.
Might have dead battery. Most cars have emergency unlock procedure whereby you turn key (sometimes only in passenger door) as far as normal, then try to lift door handle and turn key further for manual unlock.
turn key twice when opening, ie turn right. once drivers door will unlock, turn twice passengers doors will unlock, and locking is turn anti clock wise once will lock all doors, turn twice will set door dead locks.dead locks will stop openand lock internal button working and handle from opening door. the same actions can be applied to the remote one press drivers door, two press passenger doors, press and hold unlock button for 5 seconds and rear window will open.
The driver's door lock is a mechanical linkage, not electric. Turn the top of the key toward the front of the vehicle. If it will not open, there is a mechanical problem in the door; your local AAA tow company can break in with a "slim jim".
try this, put the key in the drivers side door then turn the key to open position as th same time lift up the door handle . if this does not work then jack up the car , and with jumper cables hooked them to the starter--red to solinod of starter and the ground to any good ground.then hook the other end to another vehicle.keep in mind all the safety precautions!Then try the door with the key in normal operation.Your battwery is dead.!
hi jim, try lifting up on the driver's outside door handle slowly while turning the key in the unlock position. The lock cylinder design has a cam on it that usually will catch while lifting the handle. if you have no luck on the driver's side, try the same thing on the passenger's side. be patient, it make take a few tries before the door unlocks.
Connect jumper cables to the starter connection which should be visible under the car, hot to the bolted battery cable connection, negative to any ground. Connect the other end to a battery after you have crawled out from under the car.
Also consider; my BMW had the battery in the trunk, which should open with a key.
There is a procedure to open the doors in a lock out. You must pull up on the driver's door handle then insert the key and turn it counterclockwise while at the same time pulling the key as if you were trying to pull it out. You will be met with a lot of resistance but the lock will open provided your actuator is not froze. This is a tricky procedure and will no doubt take several practices to be able to pull it off. Good luck!