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Old 07-07-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hi Guys.
Today being a nice day so I thought Id drive the Z06 to work. Open the trunk with the fob, threw so stuff in and closed it. And I think the keys also went in the trunk.. So I didnt drive the Vette today, Its sitting at home with the Keys in the trunk.
So does Anyone have Any idea's???

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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Same thing happened to me, I ended up going to the chevy house and getting a spare key made.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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Obviously you don't have a spare fob sitting around. Might have to get a spare key made from a dealer - not sure if a locksmith can do it without a key to use as a pattern.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:24 AM   #4
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Right from the owner's manual.

"One key is used for the
ignition, the driverís door
and all other locks.
When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer gives the
first owner a key and a bar coded tag. Both the key and
the tag are attached to a key ring.
The paper tag has a code on it that tells your dealer or
a qualified locksmith how to make an extra key.
Keep the bar-coded tag in a safe place. If you lose your
key, youíll be able to have a new one made easily
using this tag. If your key doesnít have a tag and you
need a new ignition key, go to your dealer for the correct
key code.
Notice: If you ever lock your keys in your vehicle,
you may have to damage the vehicle to get in.
Be sure you have spare keys."
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:52 AM   #5
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i cant stress how easy it is to slip a metal clothes hangar between the window seal and the window to press the unlock button. it takes less than a minute. the alarm will go off.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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i cant stress how easy it is to slip a metal clothes hangar between the window seal and the window to press the unlock button. it takes less than a minute. the alarm will go off.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:15 PM   #7
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what about that....shaking the car thing if the fob is in it ?
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:18 PM   #8
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If you go to a dealer or locksmith you will need ID and the owners card. They just don't make keys and give them to anyone. Having the vin # alone most places will not make a key.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #9
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i cant stress how easy it is to slip a metal clothes hangar between the window seal and the window to press the unlock button. it takes less than a minute. the alarm will go off.


ive done this at least 3 times since i have owned the vette
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:25 PM   #10
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what about that....shaking the car thing if the fob is in it ?
only if the fob has a passive setting, 97 to 99. I locked my keys in my 93 and that worked. Not so lucky in my 00, pulled the glass out and stick a dowel in to hold the window, hanger to filp the door lock button. Just make sure you don't have a sharp edge on the hanger or you'll scratch the door panel.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:19 PM   #11
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only if the fob has a passive setting, 97 to 99. I locked my keys in my 93 and that worked. Not so lucky in my 00, pulled the glass out and stick a dowel in to hold the window, hanger to filp the door lock button. Just make sure you don't have a sharp edge on the hanger or you'll scratch the door panel.
That what AAA just did for me 3 weeks ago at my part time job at 12am. Try a road service or a locksmith. GOOD LUCK.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:45 PM   #12
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I've done this twice unfortunately. First at Lowes where I had to go back in the store to buy a thin rod so's I can break into my own car and the second time was at a pressure wash where a buddy grabbed a coat hanger for me.

After having done this twice now, I'm pretty nervouse about the security of my own Z I mean the alarm goes off and everything and I park her in the garage when at home, but....
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:08 PM   #13
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My wife did that once with my convertible. She called me all in panic because she was worried it was going to rain and the top was down.

Did I mention she is blonde ?

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That sux ,been there!!
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:35 PM   #15
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what about that....shaking the car thing if the fob is in it ?
I believe that method is 2nd only to the one where you use your Cell Phone and on the other end of the line is someone holding your 2nd FOB. And upon pressing the buttons the car unlocks it self if you hold the CELL close enough.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:37 PM   #16
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only if the fob has a passive setting, 97 to 99. I locked my keys in my 93 and that worked. Not so lucky in my 00, pulled the glass out and stick a dowel in to hold the window, hanger to filp the door lock button. Just make sure you don't have a sharp edge on the hanger or you'll scratch the door panel.
true with my 98 left the keys in the ignition and shut the door...locked. Slightly rocked the car and it opened the doors
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My wife did that once with my convertible. She called me all in panic because she was worried it was going to rain and the top was down.

Did I mention she is blonde ?

Doug
You are hillarious! Maybe she didn't feel like hoping over ya know?
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Knock on wood but I haven't locked the keys in any car since the 80's!
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Knock on wood but I haven't locked the keys in any car since the 80's!
What are the 80's?
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What are the 80's?
Way before your time I guess!
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