Truck Automatically Locked With The Keys In It & How To Unlock It&
Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:23 PM
My extra set of keys were 100 miles away. So getting those was totally out of the question. I had to come up with a way to get out of the situation. So this is what I did:
1. Remove the radio antenna.
2. Break off the ball on the end of the antenna. This was the hard part. It takes a few minutes to bend the antenna back and forth enough to break it off.
3. Bend the end of the antenna into a small hook.
4. Put the tool into gap between the front door and the truck cab. The gap is at the top of the door on the very rightmost side of the driver's side door.
5. Fish the tool around until it is inside the truck.
6. Push the tool down until it is right above the door lock.
7. Now push the hooked end of the antenna BEHIND the lock and into the door panel.
8. Once it is in there and hooked pretty well, pull up. The door should be unlocked.
I managed to not scratch up the truck. I did ruin the way the antenna looks but it still works until I get another one. As for why the truck automatically locked? I have no idea. I even did it again to see if I could get it to repeat.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:28 PM
Edited by dlstewart01, 18 October 2009 - 12:29 PM.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:34 PM
Edited by FiremanSIERRA_08, 18 October 2009 - 12:36 PM.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:12 PM
I enabled that option the other day to see how it works and left it on. I will disable it. I always lock my doors as a reflex, so don't need that feature which could just come to haunt me like it did with you.
I thought road side assistance covered you for locked keys.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:26 PM
-09 C/C Z71, 5.3 with the 6 speed, the 4WD varient, silver birch
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:52 PM
sometimes I pick up butterflys and wipe the dust off their wings so they can't fly. Then I stick them to my shirt and pretend they are there because they like me.
2004 GMC 2500LD ext cab SLT
Mods: denali door handles, running boards, amber DRLs,
Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:57 PM
I don’t want to pay for On Star after the free year. I went to my local UBS lumber store where they have a pretty good lock smith that makes the Keys.
The truck doesn’t have a specific “marker” key because they are chip keys. But we found one that will fit the door and the ignition, but will NOT start the truck. Fine with me. I just want to get in the door to get the keys I locked inside it.
I bought one of those magnetic key “Hide-a way” boxes and store the key in an accessible area that isn’t obvious.
So it works fine and cost less than $10.00 for the key and the Hide a Box.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:08 PM
Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:52 PM
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
6.0 / Flowmaster Super 44 / 33" Goodyear Duratrac's
Posted 18 October 2009 - 09:31 PM
Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:29 PM
It seems like a pretty foolish feature, if you ask me...if I WANT the doors locked, it's easy enough to do it...why do I need the vehicle to do it for me? Are we really that lazy? How about putting the time it took to design and implement that technology into making the truck as good as it can be, instead of foolish gimmicks that'll probably end up infuriating future owners someday...
Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:49 AM
2000 Silverado 4x4
| 2006 LQ4 | 216/224 .561/.568 114 | 44lb. injectors | OBX LTs | Magnaflow Hi-Flow cats | 3" Borla XR1 | Yank TT3000 | FLT Level 5 4L65 | Lowered 2.5/4 |
Click it >>>>13.282 @ 99.96 | 1.828 60'
Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:52 AM
I just keep a spare in my wallet... The chances of both my wallet, AND my keys getting locked in the truck are pretty slim.
Me too, always have and it has come in handy quite a few times.
1999 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7L
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:18 AM
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