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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby hansa » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:53 pm

Do you have/know the keyles code numbers?
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby K MANIAC » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:17 pm

MarkoDarko wrote:i locked my keys in the trunk, as far as i can tell you ned to have the key in the ignition to open the trunk with the button. is there any way to open the trunk without power to the ignition?

The trunk will open from the keypad with NO ignition key required. Enter the five digit code, then press & release 5/6 within five seconds to open the trunk. I hope you know your code.
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby K MANIAC » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:25 pm

MarkoDarko wrote:too late i mounted another switch,mounted it to the left of the steering wheel vent/trim panel and wired it directly to the battery. i already had a aux fog light switch so i grabbed the same hot wire.

So, did you open your trunk?
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby K MANIAC » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:28 pm

MarkoDarko wrote:yea it opened and since i mounted this switch its in a handier spot and no need for key in ignition.

have you tried opening the trunk from the keypad?
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby gadget73 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:07 am

I have my keyless entry code on a scrap of paper in my wallet just in case I do that. If you enter the key code, then press the 5/6 button, the trunk opens.
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby artbaileyjr » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:18 pm

gadget73 wrote:I have my keyless entry code on a scrap of paper in my wallet just in case I do that. If you enter the key code, then press the 5/6 button, the trunk opens.

The first thing I do when I get a car is have several sets of keys made, then attach the keys to a plastic key identifiers and rings. They are then put away. (Along with the originals, If I got them with the car.)

There is an issue on a pre '90 car if the battery happens to go dead and the keys are in the car. It least, on a '90 and later, it's not too hard to get power to the starter and power the car, but on pre '90 cars, it's a bit more difficult. I use the same code on all of my cars, so its not hard to get into any of them for Kat and I, but we also have the factory keyless entry codes in my wallet and in Kat's purse. We also keep the VIN and license number handy as many years ago when I had one of my pickups stolen, and the officer asked me what the license number was, my response was: Ahhhhhhhhhh.......
I haven't had to answer that question again, but it stuck in my memory!!! I keep all that info on my person!

Oldschool has the right idea! His are easy to remember!

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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby oldschool1 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:35 am

I'm glad that Dude got into his trunk, but I disagree with the switch.

Having an always hot switch for a decklid is not a good idea. There's the safety issue and then there's the accident issue.

Most of the accessories on our mark VIIs were designed with a critical question in mind; what could happen to this system in an accident?

Let's think fuel pump here.
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby artbaileyjr » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:34 pm

oldschool1 wrote:I'm glad that Dude got into his trunk, but I disagree with the switch.

Having an always hot switch for a decklid is not a good idea. There's the safety issue and then there's the accident issue.

Most of the accessories on our mark VIIs were designed with a critical question in mind; what could happen to this system in an accident?

Let's think fuel pump here.

I disagree.
This can be most helpful if you have an accident at the drive in-theater as most likely, your knee will hit the switch and immediately let all six of the guys out of the trunk, where otherwise they could be asphyxiated while you are otherwise busy talking your way out of a jam with the cops, and forgot about your buddies in the trunk! 8-) :P

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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby gadget73 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:24 pm

Tidbit. Police Crown Vics have the trunk popper wired constantly hot. Civilian models have that same button in the same place, but wired through the key switch. I probably would have fed the stock switch from a constant hot supply and just left it in the original location, but modified if I was so inclined. Not sure that its any less safe, though it is less secure since anyone could just hit the button and get your stuff in the trunk.
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Re: locked ignition keys in trunk.no trunk key !

Postby oldschool1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:16 am

artbaileyjr wrote:
oldschool1 wrote:... while you are otherwise busy talking your way out of a jam with the cops, and forgot about your buddies in the trunk! 8-) :P

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What was I thinking?

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