MX5 - keys left in boot !

MX5 - keys left in boot !

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jackal

Original Poster:

11,223 posts

227 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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chaps, my mum left her keys in the boot of her mk2 MX5

I gather there is way of opening the boot via the numberplate ? can anyone pm me the solution .... would rather have a go at sorting it for her than paying for locksmiths

thanks.

stoocake

330 posts

117 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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A colleague tells me the only way into the boot on mk2 is with the key frown unlucky

JonnyFive

28,854 posts

134 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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I think the above is correct, either with the boot release inside the car, or key in the lock.


ApexJimi

15,023 posts

188 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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Did the EXACT same thing last year.

Took cover off car, unlocked boot, put cover in boot, put key in boot, shut (and thus, locked) boot.

Go to unlock car door, and the process goes something like this....

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Jackal, let me know if you want me to PM me with the technique the locksmith used to get into mine. Bloody scary actually.



ApexJimi

15,023 posts

188 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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Email sent, Jackal smile

Oldandslow

2,101 posts

151 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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Don't know about Mk2's but I can get into my Mk1 in about 30 seconds. This is why I have a microwave alarm.

Pints

18,441 posts

139 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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I'm terrified of doing this with my mk3. Always make sure it's firmly in my hand before closing the boot.

jackal

Original Poster:

11,223 posts

227 months

Friday 24th August 2012
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thx guys

all sorted

garrykiller

5,670 posts

103 months

Monday 27th August 2012
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Pints said:
I'm terrified of doing this with my mk3. Always make sure it's firmly in my hand before closing the boot.
Mk3s have a boot release catch in the cabin, I did it my dads mk3 and st myself until I found the release button!

MX-5 Lazza

7,946 posts

164 months

Monday 27th August 2012
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garrykiller said:
Pints said:
I'm terrified of doing this with my mk3. Always make sure it's firmly in my hand before closing the boot.
Mk3s have a boot release catch in the cabin, I did it my dads mk3 and st myself until I found the release button!
Doesn't help much if the doors are also locked wink

ApexJimi

15,023 posts

188 months

Monday 27th August 2012
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Indeed hehe

Mind you, as I said to Jackal - this is a mistake you only tend to make once!

Pints

18,441 posts

139 months

Monday 27th August 2012
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MX-5 Lazza said:
Doesn't help much if the doors are also locked wink
Herein lies the concern. I know about the catch in the cabin - I use it to get into the boot. If the door is locked then eek

MX-5 Lazza

7,946 posts

164 months

Monday 27th August 2012
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Pints said:
I'm terrified of doing this with my mk3. Always make sure it's firmly in my hand before closing the boot.
This is the method I always use yes

Riknos

4,682 posts

149 months

Tuesday 28th August 2012
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P.S - Spare keys? My mk1 had 5 of the buggers biggrin £7 down the local key cutter. No worries about locking them in the boot.

...I may have had 5 of them because I may or may not have bent all 3 of the ones I got with the car when trying to open it... WD40 in the lock BEFORE helps wink

gd49

295 posts

116 months

Tuesday 28th August 2012
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MX-5 Lazza said:
Doesn't help much if the doors are also locked wink
Especially as Mk 2.5s automatically relock after about 30 seconds if the doors aren't opened - that's how I got caught out.

danuneek

31 posts

123 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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I went mountain biking in the middle of nowhere and after parking my car/putting my bike together I closed the door by pushing the lock on the inside of the door and holding the handle when closing - I usually do this with my MK1 as its quicker and doesn't risk keying my paint.

Anyway, I then realised I was looking directly at my keys - still in the ignition - from outside the window. The stupid thing was, my spare was also on the keyring - I'd MOT'd it recently and had the spare when I picked it up. Just stuck them together so I wouldn't loose them.

Anyway, cut a long story short, after a few hours of cursing and avoiding tearing my hood, someone supplied me with censored

Finally I could go riding, got half way down the trail and my wheel burst! No spare inatube.

That was a S**t day! But a funny story ...

ETA

Public forum is probably not the best place to discuss emergency entry information.

Edited by Big Al. on Friday 7th September 17:41

Oldandslow

2,101 posts

151 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Can you edit that. We tend to be a bit circumspect about security weaknesses on a public forum. No point making it easy for them.

Bazun

3 posts

23 months

Thursday 12th July 2018
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To everyone who participated in this thread years ago, I have a sudden cry for help!

I am a proud new owner of a mk1 mx5 1995 and a week in, I have shut my only set of keys in the boot, with all doors locked and the roof shut. I can't think of a way to get in. Please could somebody pm me with some help?

MXRod

1,246 posts

92 months

Thursday 12th July 2018
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MK2.5 have boot release in centre armrest , don t know about MK1

Bazun

3 posts

23 months

Thursday 12th July 2018
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Hi mate, yeah my mk1 has that too but both doors are locked i'm afraid and no way in by the boot! was hoping there is a secret in the inner circle