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Poor Karl!!!

Uh, don't know about the spare car key but...I have a spare house key hidden...it's in a fake piece of dog doo in my yard! Now...WHO wants to come over and try to find that baby, huh???

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I remember the one time I locked my keys in my car. It was at night and raining, I was in my drive way and getting ready to back out with the windshield wipers and headlights on, when I remembered I forgot something in the house. So I got out of the car, ran into the house, and then back out, and noticed the car door was locked. I had to go back inside and call someone out to jimmy my car. How embarrassing that was to lock my keys in my car, in my own driveway, at night, in the rain, windshield wipers and headlights on. I certainly will never forget that.
 

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Don't feel bad, I lock myself out of my car and house on a regular basis. Only problem is, my husband is being deployed so I have to find a sympathetic person to give an extra set of keys to so they can rescue me when the need arises.

-Christine-
 

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Karl,

Just remembered.....

Last month when I FINALLY sold my Avenger ES, I was outside, touching it up...the DAY the seller was to arrive to drive it back home (he drove from Lincoln, NE - about a 7 hour drive, just to buy it). I had the Avenger running in my driveway and ran in to get some paper towels to clean the windows. I came back out....my Avenger is running, keys in the ignition and I'm locked out!! Now, I've had that car since before it came off the assembly line...oh about 5 years and 7 months...I've NEVER locked the keys in it, ever in all that time. And here the seller was, about 45 minutes from my house, and the keys are locked in, car running...I knew I had a spare, but where?? By the time I found the spare, the seller was almost there..he arrived 5 minutes later!

Whew! CLOSE call! I can't figure it out....it's got power locks and before, if I tried to hit the "lock" with it running, they would not lock...hmmm, maybe it was TIME to sell her!
 

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A good place for the key would be in a magnetic keybox, they sell these things all over the place, and then hollow out a slightly smaller sized hole in the foam of the rear bumper and jam the keybox into that. Be sure that the hole is horizontal and parallell to the ground so there's less chance of a hard bump jarring it loose. You could also make the hole a bit deep and then use a nail through the foam for additional bracing.
I had a "Slim Jim" I made out of some heavy metal banding duct taped to the underside of the bumper of my Escort for quite some time but those are illegal now in some states unless you're a cop or a locksmith.
 

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Yeh, I had a Capri that you couldn't lock yourself out of. Good idea. Also, it shut off the headlights when you turned the key off. That was always my blunder (in the days before DRLs)- leaving my headlights on.
 

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I had a '90 Grand Prix several years ago and accidently locked the keys in the car about 35 miles out of a major city 2 hours from home. It cost me 50 bucks to have a lock smith drive out to open it in about 45 seconds with a slim jim. After that, I taped an extra door key on the top of the trailer hitch (where it could not be seen). Never had to go after it again but sure felt good to know it was there.
 

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Here's one for ya:
11:00pm, after a San Jose Sharks game, just me and a girlfriend. Games over,it's pouring down rain.
Go out to the Suburban, use the remote to get in...go to stick the key in the ignition, and it is no longer straight, it is bent in an absolute L.
WHAT THE #$%^>?
Ever try straightening out a key?!? We tried everything, then finally gave up and called my husband, who had to drive 30 miles down to rescue us!
He was laughing the whole way! (At least he wasn't swearing the whole way!)
The only thing we can figure...is the key got stuck in the arena seats which fold up just like a movie seat...what else could bend a key like that?
I know have a spare truck key in my wallet.
And thank god for remotes, so we spent the hour unbending and waiting INSIDE the car, not in the pouring rain.
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Ok this is how to get in. Take out your wallett so you dont scratch the car. Pull the window away from the edge enough to get the wallett in. Keep moving the wallett further up the window sill till its about half way. Dont worry the glass will hold. Unscrew your antenna and reach in and hit your unlock button. I have been unlocking cars for a locksmith service and for my own wrecker service and this is the easiest way to get in these cars.
 

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Black sunshine a closet thief? only he knows for sure.

6treva9,

Do you go to Sharks games often? My mom shares season tickets with someone and I go occasionally. I sit in section 124 row 12. I love seeing the guys get smashed against the boards right in front of me.

Eric
 

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Am I the only one that is confused here? Don't you have a remote for the door locks? I only lock my doors with the remote, that way I can't possibly get locked out, and I have a spare remote if somehow I still managed to lock myself out. Did you get out and push the lock button on the door before you closed it? I've done that with other cars, and it really sucks, so I'm really careful. :smile:
 

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6treva9,
Do you go to Sharks games often? My mom shares season tickets with someone and I go occasionally. I sit in section 124 row 12. I love seeing the guys get smashed against the boards right in front of me.
Eric
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I used to get to go alot. A previous co-worker had season tickets, and she'd sell the games she didn't want. I can't remember the exact seat numbers, but it was 6 rows up behind the goalie. You could see exactly what they were saying. It was so cool. But that was before the tickets went up to what? $61/ea? And I've lost contact with that girl, so I haven't gone in a while. I got spoiled, and can't stand to sit in the nosebleed section.
I love ALL the action at the games. My brothers were both hockey players, I'm a figure skater, and my son actually played for the Jr. SJ Sharks last year. I was so proud watching him (the littlest one on the team) legally (or not so legally) crush someone up against the boards, YEAH !
Sorry...you got me going!
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HEheheheheh makes ya wonder huh?
 

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When I worked for the Chevy Dealership. (painting cars), the mechanics would lock the keys in all the time. I finally picked up a slim jim and could unlock just about any car as fast as with the keys. Still have that slim jim on my Snapon Tool box in the garage. Maybe I should practice on the Bullitt just in case<G>. Naaa, I think I'll just get a hide a key as well.

Take care.

Bud
 

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MOLJAY - Karl says his keys were in the cupholder....the remote probably there as well, IF he has it on his ring. As far as how the doors got locked....well, I'm guessing he locked them getting out...that's what I do! :smile:
 

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Here's how you lock yourself out:
You've just driven 8 hours to Ma's house for Holidays. You're tired. The keys are in the ignition and you reach around the fob to hit the trunk release and hear the "Click". You get out of the car and close the door and go around back and the trunk is not open and the doors are closed and locked, keys still in the ignition.
Closest spare key is 500 miles away.
Moral: When inside the car, always use the glove compartment button to release the trunk.
By the way, it only took me 30 seconds to break in...wire hanger and aftermarket MGW door locks with "ridges" helped.
 

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You can have a wallet key made it looks like a credit card. Even if you get a regular steel key made you still wouldn't be able to start the car because of the PATS system. I have an alarm so when I leave the car I always use the remote. One thing I noticed about GM's is that you can unlock the door using other cars keys they just don't work in the ignition.
 
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