1994 Lexus LS 400 Valet Lock Stuck - Can't Open Trunk
Unintentionally pushed in the valet lock under the dash. We only have one actual key for this car. That key (non-electronic/non-remote), which operates the ignition and unlocks the doors, will not work in the valet lock. (We have a card key as well, but that doesn't work in the valet lock either.) How can we "un-pop" the valet lock so we can get into the trunk?
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all cars have an FSM
no oper. guide shows the full power distribution, non
or login to alldata.com,
there are only 2 ways to do fuses
RTM read the FSM . see that some fuses 1, runs 20 things,(park is like that)
or test every freakn fuse. (not just look, test them)
2 ways, I use a voltmeter and test them live
see 12v both sides, key on.
First why could not Onstar unlock car Yes if this system was installed wrong it could interfere with the lock and unlock relays if you do not have the remote remove the valet system and restore factory wiring then call onstar to see if they can control the system now.
was it a professional or shade tree install? the following is off vipers website: disarming without a remote control This feature allows you to disarm the security system without the Remote Control should it be lost, damaged, or disabled. In order to disarm the system without a remote remote control, you must have the vehicle’s ignition key and know where the Valet button is located. Be sure to check with the installer for the location and the number of presses of the Valet button required to disarm the system. To disarm the security system, turn the ignition to the ON position. Press the Valet button the preset number of times (one to five times) within 15 seconds. After five seconds the system will disarm. If the system does not disarm, you may have waited too long; turn the ignition off and on and try again. if that doesn't work try this other
valet mode You can prevent your security system from automatically arming and triggering by using Valet Mode. This is very useful when washing the vehicle or having it serviced. In Valet Mode, the security system will not arm, even with the Remote Control, but all convenience functions (door locks, trunk release, etc.) will continue to work normally. To enter or exit Valet Mode: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Turn the ignition off. 3. Press and release the Valet button within 10 seconds. The status LED will light solidly if you are entering Valet Mode, and it will go out if you are exiting Valet Mode.
You need to find the black push button called the valet button. That is the overide. Get in the car turn the key to IGN as the alarm is going off and then you have either 5 or 10 seconds to push that button once and then 2-5 seconds later the alarm is shut off. To put the car into valet mode which means no alarm at all you put the key to IGN push that button once then pull key out at which point the blue light should turn solid blue.
Or option two is you open a door and hit the lock, then unlock, then lock button again on the remote and the blue led will be solid which means no crazy alarm.
I have a '99 Deville. Had the same problem. In the glove box, there are two toggles for Traction Control and Valet. Toggle the Valet one and try the remote on your key or the buttons in your dash.
For mine, someone had engaged the Valet to "ON" and locked out the remote trunk and fuel door.
it can't be the valet key beacuse the valet key works the opposite...It opens the doors but not the trunk. That model car has almost like a "double lock" on the trunk. If you put the non-valet key in the trunk keyhole and turn the key all the way to the right and remove the key while turned all the way to the right it will lock and re-lock the trunk to where the valet key will not be able to open it. They made it that way so you can lock pesonal items in your trunk, keep the original key, give the valet the valet key, and the valet cannot open the trunk. You might want to check the lines for the central lock system by the Drivers side door for a leak. That system is ran by a pneumatic pump located under the back seat. Does the key work in the front passenger's door? If so then its probably the actual lock on the drivers side door. Hope this helped you out.