Question about Cars & Trucks
Why can't i get doors and trunk to open? All doors on car are locked and will not unlock, even using key. This includes trying to enter trunk with key. Remote has been missing for some time. Previously locks would lock and unlock randomly. Is it main lock actuator?
Go to your car dealer and order a new remote control unit, make sure you have your VIN number with you, I know it is in the glove compartment in the car, but you must have a bill of sale it should be on it. on the other hand the VIN number is usually exposed on dashboard right above the steering wheel closer to windshield, you will have to read it from the outside of the vehicle.
Good luck Mark
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try getting some dry lubricant and applying it in the lock this usually works well. cold weather usually makes the problem worse.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
There are several suggestions out there on how to retrieve BMW keys from the trunk. Many of the ways I tried failed, and it takes 2 to 3 days to get a new key made up. In the coupe there is the center piece in the back seat that folds down. Then on the back wall there is material that will fold down that is held up with Velcro. Behind that you will find a rubber insulation that is mostly cut and looks like a door, but not all the way. Carefully cut the rubber to remove the piece. Now you will find a metal wall, but there is a large piece that is tack welded on. I got turned around and kicked it with the bottom of my foot and got 3 sides loose. Then a softball bat knocked the final side loose. Pull that out and trash it, the final barrier is the insulation that is held in place with plastic clips that can just be pushed down. After that you can a pretty large hole to work through and get the keys. Just put everything back in place other than the metal plate and you will never know anything was done.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
the door lock actuator is defective, they get really hard to move when they go bad, that is why the difficulty with the key.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
If your car has an alarm with a separate remote, it is a separate system and it is probably self-arming. When you lock the doors with the key central lock, the alarm gets armed by the RAV4 being OFF and the door locking action. When you unlock the doors with the key, the alarm is still armed because the key is not comunicating with the alarm just the cars factory keyless system.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
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