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Old 18th September 2018, 02:08 AM   #21
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that was my idea too, but apparently not if the doors are double locked....
I just tried it:

* Wound down driver's window
* Locked car with key (via driver's door lock)
* Confirmed inside door pull does not work
* Insert key into trunk lock
* Rotate key 90* counter clockwise
* All doors unlock

Certainly worth a try.
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Old 18th September 2018, 02:09 AM   #22
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Still, you have a key, it should unlock from the driverís door alright.
His working key doesn't fit the door locks, only the trunk and ignition.
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Old 18th September 2018, 02:12 AM   #23
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You can also do some magic in the car if you have a central locking button.

There's apparently a combination of button presses and door pulls that will unlock everything. I think it's press the button once and pull a front door handle (inside) twice but I'm not sure as I don't have a central locking button.

Also probably not a lot of help unless you're inside the car...
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You can also do some magic in the car if you have a central locking button.

There's apparently a combination of button presses and door pulls that will unlock everything. I think it's press the button once and pull a front door handle (inside) twice but I'm not sure as I don't have a central locking button.

Also probably not a lot of help unless you're inside the car...
There is no such thing. I have that button. It only works from inside i.e. locks unlocked. Pressing it only does a single lock, so you canít lock yourself insight.
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Well that doesn't prove the disarm function doesn't exist. Can somebody lock someone else in your car with no way to escape?

Edit: now I'm thinking about the coupe also...

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If you can get in the the cabin you can remove a front door card with the door closed (It is a complete pain but is possible) you can then reach in and unplug and remove the lock actuator. This should then allow you to unlock the door. This wont fix your issue but it will get a front door open for you.
Should allow you to change the locks so it will then open with a key but wont help you with the battery/keyfob thing. There is a way of programming the fobs in behind the glovebox if you have a certain alarm fitted but you would have to google that as I have never done it.
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Well that doesn't prove the disarm function doesn't exist. Can somebody lock someone else in your car with no way to escape?

Edit: now I'm thinking about the coupe also...
Button does nothing with the car locked.
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Best thing to do - call the AA/RAC out.

I locked the keys to my E39 in the boot at a show back in 2012.

Luckily, an AA man was on hand and he had it open in minutes. He used an inflatable bag to lift the corner of the boot, exposed the loom and put 12v down the boot release wire. Popped the boot, job done.
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