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Looking for someone to blame..............you!!!

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by cisco lab rat, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

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    This evening I opened the boot of my car, loaded my bag, jacket into the boot, shut the boot and then realised that the keys were in the jacket in the boot

    I then spent the next 2 hours in the freezing cold rain in just a polo shirt, whilest the fantastic AA man opened my car.

    I could not even be mad at anyone, since I was the moron that created the situation.

    Nuts
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I admit it. It was my fault.

    My apologies.

    :p
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    You should have a spare coat hanger (wire one) in the office then you can pick the locks with it.
     
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  4. cisco lab rat

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    I used to use a coat hanger in the day when these sort of things happened, but cars are so complex nowadays, the locking thingy-ma-bob needed the ignition to be on, the AA dude practically pulled the underside of my car apart to get to the electrics to "hotwire" the ignition.

    I was about ready to put a brick through the window before he turned up
     
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  5. Simonvm

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    Don't you keep a spare key at home?
     
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  6. cisco lab rat

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    Yeah, along with a spare brain........:oops:
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    coat hangers still work although you can break the locks with them and set off the alarms, small screw drivers do the job quicker but using one does break the lock.
     
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  8. cisco lab rat

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    You worry me GBL!

    The brick is of course less subtle, but gets the job done...
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    Never stole a car but my friends dad locked his keys in his Jags boot along with a brief case, so I broke open the lock with a screw driver (he wasnt bothered about the cost of a new lock he is loaded). He also had an M3 and electric windows was going up and down constantly, using the coat hanger I pushed it down the seam when the window mechanism is with a bit of jiggling about it stopped it and unlocked the door :D
     
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  10. zebulebu

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    If you've got an exposed lock mechanism (and admittedly, most cars these days don't) you can open your car with a tennis ball. Make a slit in it about a half-inch long, press the slit slightly open against the lock and smack the tennis ball hard. Known as 'popping' in the trade.
     
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    Yep my dad did that on his proton when I was about 9 :D and I learned that all Ford XR3i keys opened all XR3I cars :D
     
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  12. veloce

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    during the recent sub-zero temps, the bloody door handles on my 156 kept freezing up. Pouring hot water on them gave me a window of about 5 minutes to get in the car before it iced over again!

    Typical Alfa, looks pretty, also pretty bloody impractical sometimes!

    A mate from years back had a Mazda 323 with a door lock so worn, we could open it with a ten pence peice ( I sh*t you not) :p
     
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  13. Apexes

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    hehe, I'm a Biker, i've got a ninja 600 - about 6 weeks back i left my keys in it overnight. came out next morning and just thought "omg what an idiot" turned the key.... snap

    arsing thing snapped inside the barrel, had to get a new one - wasn't feeling the cleverest as i knew how cold it was cos i had to remove the ice from the seat!
     
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    A few years back the petrol cap jammed with the ignition key in. I told them in the Petrol station and they said just pop around the back, theres a workshop. So I did, it was the Renault dealers at the back nothing to do with the petrol station, I walked in the workshop nobody cared :blink I started using the Vice and there were a few other assumably mechanics there, I asked one for some help (who still didnt care that this stranger was there!!), he got some more tools and gave me a hand to release the key! :D mad

    Mrs. lost her keys many years ago (it was millenium new years), the morning after a heavy drinking session. It was an old J plate Escort, I opened the door with another Ford key. I was told by this mate of mine you can break the steering lock by yanking hard on the steering wheel (I didnt ask him how he knew that!), so I did and it went pop no steering lock. Then after yanking away at the back of the ignition it popped off and I didnt need to short anything out, there was a nice little switch that joined to the back of the key mechanism. Turn and off you go.

    It was TOO easy, took me half hour and I never done that before! Seen a program on car theft and car manafactures had a kick up the arse around 1996 (thankfully) to make cars hard to steal.

    Old Fords are a nitemare!!! XR3i would be even older than my Mrs. old escort but ive had a load of Fords

    I think the Tennis ball one is an old one that used to trigger the central locking, not sure if it works anymore ?
     
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  15. NZ Kris

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    Dude for future reference..... well for everyone actually. If your car is able to open by the remote button on your keys. And you have a spare set at home............


    You can call someone at home (YOU BOTH NEED TO BE ON MOBILE PHONE) get them to hold your keys right up to the mic on their phone and press the button, you need to hold your phone about half meter from the door, . And BOOM back in business. The digital signal can be sent through your GSM network :P
     
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  16. JonnyMX

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    I was working in a store in Peterborough many many years ago.

    A woman came in with a panic on, as she had locked her baby in her car.
    It was getting dark and pretty cold.
    The car was a nice shiney BMW.

    The woman pretty much told us to do anything necessary to get the car open.
    All well and good, but I've been there before.
    Do whatever in the heat of the moment, and a week later you're holding an invoice for a respray of some scratches or a broken window.

    As I was considering our options, another customer stopeed his car and asked for a steel rule. We found him one and he had the car open within a second.

    Ah, Peterborough...
     
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  17. dales

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    Does that really work!?:blink:blink:blink
     
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  18. Apexes

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    :blink

    I wouldn't of thought so, surely car remote's are set to work on a designated frequency? and i'm pretty sure you can't transmit that sort of frequency via a GSM signal :blink
     
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  20. NZ Kris

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    Well i'm just dieing for someone to try.
    I havn't owned a car since moving to the UK, but can someone please try this opening door through their phone thing once and for all and let us know if it works :D
     
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