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Locked the key in car

I have a BMW740iL and have locked theonly key in the car. I have mechanical experience and want to know were I can get a picture of the door mechanism before I attempt to unlock it as i am assuming it would be a tight fit in ther with elctrical wiring and do not want to do any damage

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  • adrian halligan May 11, 2010

    try this soulation first and remember it does not work on all cars;get a tennis ball cut it in two halves take one halve wet it around the cut edge place it over the key hole ,holding it firmly with thum and forefinger with your free hand hit the top of the ball a good thump;the compression caused by the air escaping in the lock can sometimes open the lock try a couple of times.adrian

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Most bmw vehicles will relock immediately after you unlock it with any unlock tools inside the door.........What you need to do is wedge the door open with some thing that won't damage the finish. Then use something to hook the key and remove it through the opening between the door and the body of the car.(tow truck drivers use an air wedge and a long bar)I've been unlocking vehicles for 5 or so years and if you even think that you may damage something you may want to call a pro.
Hope this helps!

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