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How do you get into a Routan with the keys locked in?

How do you get into a Routan with the keys locked in and the car running? It's apparently shut down all electronic capabilities in my spare key. Even the manual valet key doesn't work in the lock!

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SOURCE: 1994 Lexus LS 400 Valet Lock Stuck - Can't Open Trunk

you have to have a main key. you may be able to remove the panel and release that way. under dash. pull cable.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 1/2 vw jetta wont disarm when unlocked

sounds like the latch on the door is going out. $350 to fix. try turning off the alarm with the key by openning the trunk.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I found a loose spring to my door lock 99' Ford Explorer.

Sounds like you'll have to pull inside panel, lube all linkages & mechanisms good & replace spring to it's original location.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Key fob won't unlock or lock car VW Golf 2000

my mum had a similar problem and it turn out the code the key transmits to the engine had gone wrong she took it to a vw dealer and they reprogrammed the key. it works fine now and is a common problem. hope that helps

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: mk3 golf vr6-central locking probs

sounds like control module for central locking and or security system mal function

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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If you want to read more details about how to remove the lock, and pictures to guide you, check here: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/333925-used-truck-has-no-spare-tire-key-2.html

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If you have dropped the ignition key from 1m of height (or higher) to the concrete, the RFID module inside may not have survived. Try with spare key.

If nothing helps, take the car to the volvo shop to change the upper lock. That was my case...
The lock looks like this:
http://www.shrani.si/f/b/Px/2shRAbPh/kljucavnica2005.jpg


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