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#1 Old 03-31-2009, 10:26 AM
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So I locked my keys in my car this morning...

I was in a hurry to get to work because I was running late as usual and I locked my keys in my car. I am a student worker in a small call center and when I got into my office the person watching the phone was not the normal person that works in there that morning, but I knew he drove a 92 civic. So I asked him if I could borrow his car key and I explained what for so he let me use his spare key. So I tried to open my door and it worked better than my key. This is freaking scary. I mean anyone who drives a early 90s Civic could probably open my door. Thank god my ignition isn't as easy to turn.



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Whoa... I've never thought of that! It is scary.

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Never heard that myself... too bad I didn't know it when I drove a '91 Accord (almost the same as the Civic) over to help my AE92's PO and spent about an hour getting the keys out of the ignition. I bent two coat hangers together and fished them in through the sunroof to grab the key ring out of the ignition and through the sunroof (it was cracked about a half inch). One of my better MacGyver moments.

When I got the car, I found out that the previous PO had put a magnetic hide-a-key near the gas tank. Too bad me and the PO didn't know that at the time I was fishing with the hanger.

I wonder if I have any of my old Accord keys and how well they fit?

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I was in a hurry to get to work because I was running late as usual and I locked my keys in my car. I am a student worker in a small call center and when I got into my office the person watching the phone was not the normal person that works in there that morning, but I knew he drove a 92 civic. So I asked him if I could borrow his car key and I explained what for so he let me use his spare key. So I tried to open my door and it worked better than my key. This is freaking scary. I mean anyone who drives a early 90s Civic could probably open my door. Thank god my ignition isn't as easy to turn.
Good thing we get free immobilizers here

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ummm, your door lock could be messed, they aren't a complex piece, and with enough used they tend to wear and keys that will slide in there will work even if they aren't cut right.


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There are a certain number of keys/locks by a manufacturer . So you may have gotten lucky finding someone that had the same keys as yours, or your lock cylinder is worn out enough that any key would work in it.

They are closer to being unique now buy the use of the chips in the keys.
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yeah there are other ae92 owners that have the same keys, hence gm's for the longest time having 2 keys, one for the doors and one for the ignition. So the chances of you having both for another car were a lot less.


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Well, my brother's 91 corolla key works too, doesn't come close to fitting in the ignition though. I think my lock is worn down really badly. My brothers key won't work at all on the passenger side door.



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When I was in school there was two guys, one had a probe, and one had an mx-6, they could unlock eachothers cars, and one guy could start the one car, but it only worked for the one car, kind of strange, even if those cars are basically the same model, its still weird.
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Someone told me yesterday that the factories used to only make 40 keys. I guess that's why they are going with electronics now.



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Sounds like the locks are worn down... I don't think they only make 40 combinations, I'm sure there's a lot more than that.

I usually carry two sets with me after having to call a tow truck to charge me $60 for door opening.
spare key = $1-2 at Walmart or CT or any auto store
tow truck charge = $60 to open your locks
saving $58 = priceless.



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Yeah. I have a spare at home, but I didn't want to call my mom or dad to have them bring it. My evening boss is a reserve deputy in another county so I would have just saw if he could get them before I called them. I told him about the situation later and he said that he had his lock picking kit in his car so he would have been able to help me out lol. Good to know though.



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Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy some day.



If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your mobile phone.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone at their end. Your car will unlock. It saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.



Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, but if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the boot).

i tried it and it worked

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I'm calling bs on that.



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Yeah, it's BS. That's cut & pasted directly from elsewhere.

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