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Don't Lock Your Keys In A Hyundai Trunk by spark1
Started on: 05-23-2014 07:34 PM
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Report this Post05-23-2014 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for spark1Send a Private Message to spark1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Son-in-law was packing the trunk of his Elantra (2009 or 10, not sure which) for a trip this morning and shut the trunk with the keys inside. Spare key was in unknown location. AAA unlocked the car doors but for some reason could not open the trunk. Normally you can access the trunk from the back seat but the seat release levers are also in the trunk. Every time he tried to release the trunk lid using the button, the alarm would sound. Disconnecting the battery and reconnecting did not reset the unauthorized entry condition.

I was able to get into the trunk far enough to reach the driver's side seat release by removing a 18 mm nut at the bottom corner of the seat-back. Even then the opening created was too small to crawl through so a long tool was needed to reach the release knob. Then I had to release the other side of the seat-back to make the opening large enough to remove the stuff he had packed to finally find the keys. What a PITA!
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At least you've had nice weather in Oregon lately.
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At least you've had nice weather in Oregon lately.


Shh, don't tell anyone.
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I think Ive had one as a rental. Locked the keys in the trunk too and couldn't open it either without alarm going off. AAA said to try looking in the back and finally pulled up a plastic piece behind the seats and found a cable for a trunk release. I think all cars sold in U.S. are mandated to have some kind of safety release in case kids are locked inside of trunk?
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Originally posted by habendanio:
... in case kids are locked inside of trunk?

Or, in case you make the mafia mad.
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Report this Post09-26-2014 06:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
ALWAYS have a spare key (even just a door/trunk key) ON the car somewhere. A few dollars now saves a $50+ service call and all the time and effort trying to get in.All my vehicles have spare door keys hidden on them. I keep spare ignition key hidden INSIDE. If you didnt know where it was, you would have to totally dismantle the interior to find it, so Im not worried about telling everyone I have spare keys on the car. You will never find the door key either.
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